If you'd like to bask in this vibe, a room wrapped in large florals is a brave leap into pattern and colour. Love the idea of using this as an alternative to tile for a backsplash in the kitchen - so pretty!
Not quite ready for wallpaper? Curtains require less of a commitment....
and pillows are simpler again.
(these aren't all chintz, exactly, but you get the idea :)
A patterned chair is a perfect exclamation point to a space.
and if a chair isn't quite enough, then perhaps something larger?
Small bits of chintz can be layered in with smaller pieces.....fabric on a frame? Do that all the time!
Although this is a little over-the-top, I do like the idea of an upholstered/wallpapered lack table...hmmm...
I think the key is to to avoid pairing chintz with country/shabby anything, because it is already such a "sweet" look. It's the juxtaposition of chintz against clean lined-furnishings and hard surfaces such as mirror, metal and glass that make it modern.
What do you think of chintz? Could you see any of this in your own space?
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