Trina’s Top Notch Advice: Make Your Rooms Bloom With Chintz!


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I love this stuff — but then, my tastes have always been a bit eclectic!  I buy more out of emotion rather than a desire to make everything match.

In doing some research I came across the word “chintz.” This is a word I have not heard much in the last 15 years. I was curious so I did a bit of digging, and discovered that without even knowing it, we have worked this 80’s fabric into our interiors. Its sunny presence shows up in seat cushions, bedspreads, pillows, and even wall art. chintz phto

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Use chintz in the right way (take a look at the photo above) and you can give your rooms a bright, cheerful nudge without calling up memories of “grandma’s house.” You don’t even have to use the old style chintz. There are some wonderful new florals available that aren’t your typical pink or mauve, and I think they can bring character and warmth to any room (check out the photo at left).

After writing this, I think it’s time to change out my own sofa pillows in favor of some fresh new floral!  Bring on the chintz!


Trina is a design professional at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where she lends her expertise to buyers who are building their dream homes.  If you’d like to find out more about Trina and get her expert recommendations, schedule a tour at our Design Gallery today — it’s as easy as a click of your mouse!  Just visit our website at and click the orange “Schedule a Tour” button.  For more information, contact or call (208) 914-6500.