Ruffles aren’t just for nurseries. Used as accents, they can add a soft, feminine edge to a bedroom, living room, or bathroom. As long as the fabric is a solid color and the ruffles are kept to a minimum, ruffles remain chic and add interesting texture to all types of décor.
There even some non-traditional “ruffles” that can be used to add visual interest to a room without looking frilly.
Pillows, curtains, and bedspreads often feature ruffles to liven up a bedroom or collection of throw pillows and make up some of the more traditional ruffled options. Urban Outfitters has a selection of light and airy shades as well as a sultry plum.
If you like the idea of ruffles but the traditional route won’t fit with your décor, or your spouse isn’t crazy about a ruffled bedspread, there are other ways to introduce them to your home, like art, shades, a birdbath, or even a mirror. These are usually more subtle but still offer the curves and appearance of ruffles.
Even artwork featuring flowers, like the ranunculus flowers print by Cindy Prins at Fine Art America, or women in dresses, could resemble ruffles enough to have a similar effect.
Ruffles can add a delicate, feminine touch in a room full of angles and lines. They can also cozy right up to a romantic décor with little effort at all.
Try adding the curves of ruffles when you feel a room is lacking a certain softness but don’t want to switch up the color scheme.