Summer is here at last and it’s the perfect time to tend to your blooms – inside your house, as well as in your garden! Floral interior design has been a popular interior design trend for decades – from vintage inspired sweet rose buds to the dizzy designs of the impact blooms of the 1970s (usually in shades of brown, orange and yellow!). Yes, when it comes to floral interior design, those flowers can bloom anywhere and everywhere! It’s a more versatile style than you might think. You don’t have to live in a quaint country cottage to grow the floral trend – it can thrive within most interior design style! Blooming marvellous!
In today’s blog from a passion for homes, we look at vintage inspired floral design – put your trowel away and use it another day!
With the trend for vintage, home-made crafts, and upcycling continuing to grow, can you achieve the homely vintage floral look without having to spend weeks sewing a patchwork quilt or hours sanding down your grandmother’s old wardrobe?! (Unless you like doing this, of course, which is fantastic!).
High Street and online retailers continue to offer us a wonderful array of products to choose from, so the hard work has been done for you!
From full-on floral mixed with patterns and accessories to just a single statement piece of furniture, the look is all about delicate and pretty, homely and fresh, with a contemporary twist. The mood is peaceful, comforting and nostalgic. The use of a tangy lemon wall brings the look up to the minute, introducing this season’s most popular colour.
Colour and contemporary
Traditionally this style uses a palette of soft pastel and pale tones of pinks, duck egg blues, heathers, heritage greens and lemons. For a stronger look, mix in accent colours such as strawberry reds, buttery yellows, apple greens or cornflower blues. For a more modern look, mix traditionally inspired floral designs with metallic black, navy or charcoal grey, as illustrated by this Summer Tree wallpaper by Sanderson.
Choose your florals bright and mix with other current trends, such as butterflies, to move the style on from vintage to modern, as shown below with bedding from Heatons.
Textures and patterns
As you might imagine from this homely style, your flowers will look their best when mixed with natural materials such as stripped light wood and natural cotton. Furniture style leans towards the shabby chic, with upcycled classic country style pieces and distressed paint effects, contrasting with vintage glass and smooth painted wrought iron. Texture in soft furnishings comes from patchwork, quilting and delicate lace – all very pretty.
Regarding patterns flowers can be mixed together extremely effectively – think of your garden borders, bursting with blooms of all shapes and sizes. Dots, spots, paisley, stripes and checks can easily mix with flowers of all sizes too. This cushion from dotcomgiftshop is a blooming marvellous example of this!
A well-chosen statement piece of furniture, a kitchen or bedding range, or soft furnishings can bring the style into your home in a more subtle way – a small courtyard garden rather than a country manor estate!
Recommended accessories for this look are at least one floral cake stand, oven gloves and tea cosy for the kitchen and a patchwork bedding set or bed cover and cushions for the bedroom – at the very least! No pruning is needed when it comes to choosing and planting your floral accessories, the choice is vast and the options are varied, all you have to do is decide how your garden grows!
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