With long days flooding our homes with light and warmth, summer is always a fantastic time of year for interior design. It’s not surprising that many designers are inspired by the summer months when it comes to creating prints, patterns and products. Taking their cues from the natural world and the eye-catching colours of the season, interior designers often create collections with the summer months in mind.
One theme we tend to see featuring strongly throughout our summer collections is floral. Incredibly versatile and perfect for interiors or all types, florals can be adapted to suit a wide variety of colour themes, design styles and products. Colour experts Pantone often select floral-inspired tones for their summer collection. This year, Pressed Rose, Lemon Verbena, Living Coral and Crocus Petal all feature in their 2019 colour pick, showing the on-going influence of florals in interior design.
If you’re currently looking for ways to brighten up your interior and get it ready for the summer, a floral makeover could be the perfect solution. Light, bright and eye-catching, our floral products could help you achieve the interior you’ve always wanted.
When it comes to celebrations of all things floral, they don’t get much bigger or more impressive than the Chelsea Flower Show. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, the event showcases the very best plants and flowers of the season. This year, Chelsea will take place between the 21st and 25th May. If you’re looking for inspiration for your floral interior, this is the perfect place to start your search.
One of the best things about taking motifs and inspiration from nature is that it rarely goes out of fashion. Floral prints and patterns have been used in interior design for centuries, with homeowner after homeowner using flowers and foliage to help decorate their property and liven up their interior.
As floral patterns are always in fashion, they make a great choice of permanent interior design features. Wallpaper, soft furnishings and feature walls can all be given the floral treatment, safe in the knowledge that they won’t have to be replaced or renovated for years to come.
When using floral designs in your home, it’s important to coordinate the patterns and avoid going overboard on the natural inspiration. Having too many clashing floral patterns in a space can make it look confused and cluttered – not something you want from your newly decorated interior.
Instead of cramming your home with a number of different floral patterns, choose one or two motifs and run them through the space. As well as giving your interior a unified look, this will help to prevent your home looking cluttered and will give you interior a clear identity.
As we’ve already seen, floral prints make the perfect choice for permanent features like wallpaper. Selecting a pattern inspired by nature for your interior walls will help to give your space a lift and create an eye-catching background for your other interior features.
One of our favourite floral designer wallpaper collections is ‘Lavender’. With colours and patterns taken straight from Mother Nature, the product will bring an instant touch of summer to your home. The modern day floral damask is printed in a loose, spontaneous style which helps to add even more life and character to the design.
The soft pastel hues of the wallpaper will perfectly complement your light, bright interior. You can tie the design even more closely to your soft furnishings by investing in coordinated fabric for other features and furnishings in your interior.
If you like your florals a little more tropical, our ‘Botanical Canopy’ designer wallpaper could be the perfect choice for your home. The design recreates a verdant trellis in wonderful detail, adding an eye-catching, colourful feature to your interior in the process. This beautiful design is ideal for feature walls and bold interior design schemes. Use the wallpaper to make a specific part of your space stand out or fill your entire interior with the design and really make a statement.
If you don’t want to redecorate your walls, you can still add a floral touch to your home by investing in some beautifully printed soft furnishings. Our embroidered hydrangea cushions will add a splash of botanical colour to your home, livening up your sofas and chairs in the process. The central hydrangea motif is bright, bold and beautifully embroidered, while the pale pink edging finishes the product off perfectly.
Take your interior colour up another notch by investing in our beautiful multi-coloured cushions. Taking butterflies as their inspiration, these beautiful products will add even more vibrancy and life to your home.
As well as feature pieces like wallpaper and soft furnishings, floral designs can also be used to great effect when it comes to accessories. An excellent example of this is our antique floral mirror. The highly decorative frame weaves together flowers and foliage to create an eye-catching but subtle design that’s perfect for interiors of all types. Hang the mirror in a living room, hallway or other communal area to add an extra feature to your home.
If you want to get your home ready for summer 2019, you can pick up many of these beautiful floral items at great prices in our spring sale. Due to end on 31st May, the sale features many of our most popular floral designs and is the perfect place to get inspiration for your new summer interior design look.
With floral patterns and colours very much in fashion this summer, now’s the perfect time to start your home interior makeover. Find out more about the products on offer, and start shopping for your favourite pieces, by exploring our site today.