Style trend: fabulous florals
Summertime florals with a modern twist are a blooming good way
to update faded interiors. We show you how to get the look.
Nature-inspired homeware is always a trend this time of year, but for 2015, the uplifting
elements of the country garden have been made bigger, bolder and more impressionistic.
This timeless look will work well in all rooms of the house to ‘bring the outside in’ and freshen up your decor. It’s what all of the best–dressed interiors will be donning this season, and here’s how to make it work in your home:
Painterly blooms on china
You know that china your grandma kept ‘for best’ – the one with the floral bouquets that had been painstakingly hand-painted on? Well, that’s sort of what we mean, except things have been given a contemporary twist with more saturated colours and bolder prints. If you feel the feminine shades could be a little overwhelming, pair the pastels with a darker companion, like smoky grey, to break things up and add an edge.
Where to work it? In the dining room or kitchen-diner, make a feature out of these by putting them on display.
Works of art
Soft furnishings with pretty patterns can bring a room to life and look almost like a piece of artwork, while hanging a nature-inspired print is a simple way to invoke the trend.
Where to work it? Use striking pieces in the hallway to give visitors a talking point.
Pretty little pieces
A whirl of ladylike trinkets, candles and ‘organised clutter’ are an essential part of this décor style. Dot around pastel-coloured, satin cushions for a feminine feel and add soft candlelight in the evening.
Where to work it? Delicately place things around the house, with a focus on the lounge and bedroom.