As I’ve discussed before, using a motif can unify a room or a whole house. You might choose a shape like ovals or “X” shapes, you might choose something from nature like a specific flower or animal (think rooster, bird, or cow), you might try using something cultural or something historical – the options are limitless. Just remember to use restraint so your space doesn’t begin to feel like a museum or amusement park.
Sunflowers are a motif that is fun to use because they’re naturally bright and happy. The design is readily available. The deep golden yellow works well in many color schemes and can work well in a room shared with a man because although it’s a flower, it’s not too feminine. Here are some great sunflower finds from around the web.
Use a Sunflower Motif
How about some sunflowers on the wall?
If you don’t want to commit to the work involved or the permanence of wallpaper, try something like these removable wall decals. Easy to use and easy to change your mind, they’re perfect for someone who likes to change their decor frequently.
You might prefer your homage to sunflowers to be less obvious. Using art to reinforce a motif can be a very effective way to display your choice.
Sunflowers as Accent
A mosaic tile accent table introduces a bit of whimsy to a room.
A less literal interpretation of a sunflower would make a lovely addition to a room.
Sunflowers as Table Decor
Readily available, sunflowers (fresh or faux) can be a natural centerpiece choice.
Sunflowers can establish or finish a color scheme or brighten a dull corner.
A simple but effective centerpiece idea using fresh or faux sunflowers heads floating on white plates (with just a bit of water for fresh ones of course).
The motif can be realistic or impressionistic, pervasive or gently represented - whatever fits your style and your home. What motif do you use in your home? Do prefer repeating a shape or a specific flower/animal/picture?
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