When dreaming of spring, what do you think of? Sun? Newborn animals? Daffodils? Blossom?
For me, blooming buds are the epitome of spring. As cliche as it sounds, flowers one of the next big trends for this spring season. The popular catwalk trend of SS17 has shifted it’s way from the runway into our homes in every sense of the word – from clothing to home decor.
Think bold, dramatic prints, over-sized petals, wall-to-wall trailing stems
Floral patterns are my favourite print on the market during the spring and summer months, both in terms of style and home decor. Bold colours and floral designs go beautifully together to create a statement look that will, without a doubt, get heads turning, or create a stunning accent in a home, whether it be a bouquet of flowers, a cushion or wallpaper.
Clothes incorporated with floral prints are sure to make an impact. From subtle small flowers to over-sized petals, in the form of umbrellas to jackets to eye-catching dresses. There are numerous floral designs for all occasions. Here are a round up of some of my favourite floral designs from the high street and online retailers:
Grey Gold Tone Floral Print Panel Tote Bag | River Island | £48
B by Ted Baker Floral Printed Lingerie Set | ASOS | £40 (altogether)
Floral Earrings | Mango | £12.99
Olivia Burton Enchanted Garden Leather Strap Watch | John Lewis | £85
Khaki Floral Print Tie-Waist Midi Slip Dress | River Island | £32
MOTO Floral Mom Jeans | Topshop | £58
Embroidered Denim Skirt | Mango | £35.99
Embroidered Studded Backpack | Mango | £39.99
Big name brands such as Ted Baker and Cath Kidson are renowned for their fabulous floral prints
Floral patterns go perfectly with minimalist designed homes – think modern Scandinavian or shabby chic styles. Depending on your preferred look, you can decorate using over-sized flowers and bright colours, or small sized flowers in muted tones. For me, bold colours and over-sized designs look amazing and create a bold, focal point for the eye in both modern and traditional styled homes. Here are some of my favourite floral pieces, both affordable and designer, from high street stores:
Graham & Brown White Lilac Bloom Printed Canvas | Debenhams | £20
Rifle Paper ‘2017′ Jardin de Paris Spiral Planner | Selfridges | £34
St Barts Cushion | very.co.uk | £15
Yankee Candle ‘Cherry Blossom’ Large Jar Candle | Debenhams | £24
Encyclopaedia Floral Cotton Double Duvet Cover | Ted Baker | £72
I personally think wallpaper is the best cost effective way to decorate your home, and is the easiest method to add a splash of colour without having to change all of your furniture or re-paint all of your walls to fit a certain look. So, create a wallpaper feature wall, add a few colour coordinated cushions and you’ve got a brand new room that will be sure to make people feel envious.
My picks would be either Designer’s Guild Alexandria Wallpaper 71.00 (10m x 68.5cm), Nina Campbell Suzhou Wallpaper 70.00 (10m x 52cm) or B&Q Cocktail Floral Wallpaper 4.00 (10m x 53cm)*
*I absolutely fell in love with these over-sized petals and colours. My dining room currently has an accent wall with this wallpaper in order to make a modern space that makes a statement and reflects a bit of my own crazy personality.