Floral patterns work well on layouts about nature. They can also be used to soften the tone of a layout. This works well on pages about children or relationships between friends or family. If you have a pattern that is large and bold, it may be helpful to cut them down to a smaller size. Your craft knife is a great tool to create delicate looking embellishments from floral patterned papers.
Nap Time by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper, Chipboard: Jenni Bowlin; Stickers: Pebbles, Dymo Label Maker; Alphas: Webster’s Pages; for Get It Scrapped
When I created Nap Time, I fussy cut a large floral pattern from a piece of paper, then I cut it apart and used it throughout the layout. It adds a sift touch to a page about my cats napping. I added small clocks to add to the theme of nap time.
You don't have to think of a flowers as the main motif for your story. Use them as an accent to create a soft touch to any layout.