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Say it with flowers

We’re digging florals this year. Because the English country garden has had a makeover. It’s not about nanas and knitting (two things we adore, by the way). It’s all dusky prints and daring to be different.

If you kept an eye on the 2017 shows, you’ll have seen a smattering of floral inspiration across the catwalks. Perhaps not surprising when you consider the continuing trends include greenery and lavender.

And if it’s good enough for Gucci and co… well, there are plenty of ways to bring florals indoors too. Because whatever’s going on outside, you can enjoy a sense of spring/summer inside. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Welcome to the meadow

Source (l-r): sappzap, black edition, ted baker, bluebell gray, wonderwall fashions

Whether it’s the floor or the walls, sofas or windows, a big blanket of dusky flowers works wonderfully. Don’t be afraid to use large prints or cover wide areas. But balance a key floral piece with simple blocks of colour to make one stunning flowery feature.

Textures can change the tone of your florals too. Velvets soften the effect, as does choosing chalky or diffused hues. Or pick a pattern with a darker background to make your flowers pop.

Bright ideas 

Source (l-r): wikipedia, contemporary art by christine, design love fest, rosalind shaffer ceramic art 

Of course, an easy way to bring nature to your walls is with artwork. Flowers have been among artists’ favourite subjects for thousands of years. And though a Van Gogh or Monet may be out of budget, there is a feast of floral artworks out there to pick from. Get creative with how you display flowers too. We’ve a crush on wall vases. Fill them with fresh or great fakes for an instant floral lift that you can change as often as you like – matching your mood and the season.

Homes in bloom 

Source (l-r): sanderson, etsy, west elm, marks & spencer, arrow & wild

Pick accessories carefully for a simple way to give your home a floral feel. Avoid adding floral accessories to flowery backdrops. You’ll find a great selection of soft furnishings and crockery to help achieve the look for you. But keep an eye out for talking points too. Arrow and Wild lived up to their name with these floral skulls. Simply stunning- and definitely not your expected flowery item!

It seems a new spring is on the way!

For more floral inspiration follow our Pinterest board.

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