For those who are ready to banish all lingering signs of winter, it’s time to celebrate the fact that spring could be finally here. Get ready to kick out the gloom, say farewell to heavy winter shades, and make way for all things pretty. Nothing says welcome to the new season quite like bringing a touch of floral delight into the home. From rosebud kisses on your bedsheets to getting crafty with your flower arranging, here are our ideas for springing forward with these floral-inspired décor tips…
One of the simplest ways to bring a touch of floral grace into your gorgeous home is to simply stock up on some fresh flowers. Just having a table arrangement of bright blooms or cut flowers in the hallway can truly bring in a sense of spring. Be sure to look for seasonally ripe flowers, and when running with a spring theme, you cannot go wrong with fresh whites and pretty pastels.
When it comes to choosing textiles printed with floral blooms, try and opt for one or two standout pieces that will work against a crisp plain backdrop. For example, if you have a whitewash bedroom, you could opt for floral sheets or you could choose a floral skirt for your dresser, or a few floral scatter cushions for your one-color sofa. Floral textiles are an easy way to bring brightness into your home, just make sure that you set them against a well-balanced backdrop as to many printed patterns in the same room can lead to it being too busy.
A Glint of Greenery
Botanical inspiration goes a long way in spring, and if you cannot fill your home with fresh flowers, then consider opting for a glut of green instead. Pick large houseplants and blend with seasonal accent colors - bright yellows, sage hues, whispers of cherry blossom, crisp whites and the flush of a blue spring sky.
Pick a Painting
If you want to bring a splash of spring beauty to your home without having to constantly be filling vases, then hit up some vintage shops and print fairs and find your favorite floral paintings. From Van Goughs Sunflowers to O Keefe’s evocative blooms, hanging flowers on your wall will instantly send sunny vibes radiating through your home. You could even take a whole wall and dedicate it to curating a gallery of endless floral images – all framed, all different shades and sizes just like a living breathing garden.
Buy Pretty Plates
If your current room design doesn’t allow for floral prints to make their entrance, then it may be worth thinking outside the box and opting to introduce your spring patterns through your plates. Choose a dining set that is all vines and flowers and birds in song. Every time you set the table it will be as though that first slant of sunlight has just arrived. If you don’t want to wait on pulling plates out, then choose a floral milk jug or pretty peony bowl to place centre of the table.
If you are sick of spring coming and going like a fleeting fox, then make sure your heart is in bloom all year round with floral wallpaper. While it once may have been seen as old fashioned, floral wallpaper is achingly chic again. Opt for alluring blue with soft pink petals for a vintage feel or go big and bold for a panel or two to bring in a youthful innocence that won’t ever be lost. Whether opting for a dainty feature wall or going full-on chintz, there is lots to love about floral wallpaper.
Which floral hints do you want for your home? Share your fave spring design tips in the comments.