I mean come on, you don’t have to be the girliest of girls to appreciate how amazing these botanical floral inspired interiors really are right? I suspect even the most masculine of men could appreciate the detail in the watercolour wall decal above. And the beauty of this style? It can work in absolutely any room of the house – even the bathroom, and especially the kids room (scroll right to the bottom to see exactly what I mean).
So I thought today I’d bring together some ideas on how to bring the outdoors into your home.
Let’s start with the base of the room, your walls. I absolutely adore the use of wall decals and as you can see you can create an amazing statement in your room by papering one wall, and keeping the rest of the wall space completely neutral. And by neutral, I don’t necessarily mean white or cream – dark colours can work just as well, but keep it plain and let the statement wall do the talking.
Following on from that, don’t be afraid to use colour. I love deep florals, almost wintery dramatic floral prints, but I’m definitely crushing on bright and bold spring flowers right now and I love the use of pinks, yellows, greens and blues in my interior. Zara Home is the place to be if you’ve got a similar floral crush. An armchair in a dusky pink or purple, for example, would look amazing next to a floral wall, complete with a gold or brass side table.
And speaking of furniture, this trend calls out for a splash of shabby chic and mismatched vintage finds. I love the idea of a beautiful Chesterfield such as this grey two-seater Balmoral style from DesignerSofas4U.co.uk, teamed with a coloured velvet armchair and a contrasting rug in your living room. You could even try your hand at decoupage, by purchasing a cheap piece of furniture from the charity shop and cutting out beautiful floral prints you’ve found on Pinterest.
I think a springtime dinner party table could look amazing with floral crockery, copper or gold cutlery and floral centrepieces. I love the use of cherry blossom twigs in the image below, and the placement of the striped neutral table runner keeps it from looking too chintzy.
For details look for floral cushions, either to work on a plain sofa or chair, or contrasting ones – but in a similar colour palette – to create a stylish, but totally comfortable, bed. I’m all about contrasting prints and I don’t see why florals have to be any different. Even try adding some stripes or polka dots into the mix as these always seem to be work well together in my opinion. When Olivia Palermo can pair a striped DVF jacket with a floral dress, you can throw some contrasting cushions together.
Other finer details include plenty of plant life, whether that’s cacti, small bunches of baby’s breath or even a huge bouquet of peonies. Gold ornate mirrors, metallic accessories and textures aplenty can really tie this look together. I think this most important key here is to not match things too carefully, and instead work from one statement piece such as floral walls, a floral print sofa or a huge floral rug and mix and match various elements within the same colour scheme.
Are floral inspired interiors something you’d try in your own home? From looking at this botanical children’s bedroom completely with an amazing tepee, it’s definitely something I’d like to create for my niece Matilda in the future.
Anyway, here are some pieces from some of my favourite stores so you can start adding a little floral love into your own space.