Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bringing floral trends into your new home

We’ve teamed up with our talented interior designers at Killer 5 to give you the latest insights, trends and top tips on how to decorate your new home.

Here, Samantha Simmonds, Creative Director at Killer 5, explains how to incorporate floral patterns into your living spaces…

“As we enjoy the remaining summer months, we find ourselves making our way into the garden to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or a glass of Pimms in the sunshine. But what happens when that rain cloud rears its ugly head? Well, here are my top tips on how to bring the outside inside, using floral trends to provide permanent sunshine in your new home.

“If you’ve got the time and budget, think about re-inventing your living rooms or bedrooms by introducing floral wallpaper to create an interesting feature wall. My favourite is this Damson Mattiazzo pattern from John Lewis which mimics the texture of velvet, providing a perfect transition into autumn – it would look great teamed with white or grey walls.

“For those of us however who haven’t got the patience to redecorate every season (and let’s face it, that’s most of us), here’s my favourite floral accessories that will help lift your home. Replace your existing scatter cushions with some floral patterned ones. Be bold and try different patterns and colours together. Most of the high street shops are stocking a range of botanical designs, with green the colour of the season and prints bigger and bolder than previous years. I love this print from H&M and this bedding from John Lewis.  

“Floral patterns aren’t restricted to cushions and bedding though. Your kitchen can receive an instant hit of flower power through the introduction of patterned storage jars, oven gloves or even a teapot. Similarly, introduce floral patterns into your bathroom by simply replacing the hand towel with one like this from Orla Kiely.  

“Another quick fix is to add florals through artwork. This doesn’t need to be expensive either. Why not head to the local park and take some snaps on your own camera? Photography is a great way to make your home more personal too.

“Finally, the floral trend wouldn’t be complete without flowers! Get your favourite vase and fill it full with dahlias, roses, sunflowers – anything that takes your fancy! You’ll also find lots of hanging vases and indoor greenhouses in the shops at the moment, offering more unusual and quirky ways to display flowers and plants in your home. And if real flowers are too much trouble, visit Dunelm Mill for their wide range of silk alternatives, such as these peonies.”

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N.B. The information supplied in this blog is the opinion of the individual quoted and not necessarily that of St. Modwen Homes. St. Modwen Homes recognises that many companies offer similar products and the Company is not endorsing any particular items.  


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