Emma Roberts invites the outdoors inside her bedroom with a signature pattern that makes us feel good

Floral curtains in Emma Roberts' bedroom are a maximalist statement that is surprisingly versatile, experts say

Emma Roberts
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We're inching closer to peak springtime, and with that comes an appreciation for florals in the home. While fresh-cut bouquets can act as seasonal decor in their own right, flowery-patterned home pieces are undoubtedly an interior essential for spring. From delicate tablecloths to bold accent pillows, floral decor can act subtly or make a vibrant statement.

Emma Roberts has opted for the latter, making a statement with her pink and green floral curtains in her bedroom. Pierce & Ward, the famed design duo known for their work with high-profile clients such as Josh Brolin and Johnny Galecki, posted a photo of their bedroom design for the American Horror Story and Scream Queens star, and it's a fresh take on balanced maximalism. 

The floral curtains run behind the bed, seamlessly transitioning the same pattern onto the box spring, while the warm woods and solid, pastel hues of the pink door and green sofa ensure that prints do not overwhelm the space.

Floral prints naturally conjure a maximalist spirit; bright colors and intricate designs  form the backbone of these patterns, and experts recommend embracing the abundance and vibrancy.

'More is more! Being enveloped in a room feels good - and in the case of florals - it can also feel like bringing the outdoors in,' says Elizabeth Drake, principal designer of her eponymous company. 'It's just human biology that we feel good being outside in nature - so of course, we feel good when we recreate that sensation in our homes. Especially in a bedroom or a cozier room where you want to feel comforted and cocooned.'

A headshot of designer Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Drake

Elizabeth Drake is the principal designer of her eponymous design studio, a full-service firm based in Chicago.

This calming ambiance counterbalances the powerful presence of the prints – so much so that Drake encourages utilizing them at full capacity in a room.

'[With] styling – for the height of maximalism – cover the room in the same pattern everywhere - wallpaper, drapery, upholstery, bedding – that can have a brilliant effect,' she says.

For those looking for some contrast with their florals, mixing patterns can be a great way to break up the florals while maintaining visual interest. Roberts has done so via some leafy-patterned bedding, which ties in with the nature theme.

'If that feels like too much, you can always balance a busier, patterned paper with solid upholstery and/or a soft stripe,' Drake suggests.

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Hannah Ziegler
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

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