Sticking with the spring/summer theme, we’re taking a look at floral interiors. You may not have considered florals as a design option for your home, but you should know that there’s more to florals than meets the eye – whether it’s pretty pastels or understated vintage, floral interiors can be surprisingly diverse. To help inspire you, we’ve put together a few floral interior design ideas.
This room has a real shabby chic appeal to it, and would be perfect even without the floral throw cushions. However, they do add a softness and sense of comfort to the space that would otherwise be lacking
The character of this bedroom has been completely altered with the simple addition of the floral bedspread. Much of the space remains stark in appearance, but, despite this, it now has a cheerier feel to it, demonstrating just how impactful florals can be in an interior.
If you think the function of florals is just to brighten the mood of a room, though, you’d be mistaken. Floral decor is available in endless varieties, and so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t choose something on the darker side if that’s what you prefer.
You can never have too much floral chintz, you really can’t. Once the preserve of grandmothers everywhere, colourful floral prints are now considered uber-trendy, and rather than making your home feel dated and old-fashioned, you’ll find they now give it an edgy look.
If you’re planning on giving your home a vintage-style makeover, don’t forget about the florals. When chosen correctly – nothing too modern or abstract – they really do lend themselves beautifully to this interior design option.
Floral decor is a particularly good choice for those looking to give their home a brighter aspect, and sunny yellow florals do the job perfectly. Something like the wallpaper above is bound to lift your spirits, unless of course you’re an incorrigible curmudgeon.
Even if the traditional floral designs aren’t to your taste, there are plenty of other options available, including floral decor with a more modern, offbeat appeal like the example above.
Do you have some spare floral wallpaper lying around? Don’t throw it away. Instead put it to good use and give your staircase a new, unique look. In fact, there are all manner of uses for leftover wallpaper, from lining the inside of a bookcase to framing it as artwork.
Adding a floral flourish to a space can be as simple as putting down a rug or hanging some curtains – such an approach requires little decorating effort and can be changed easily at any time.