Trends come and go every season, but one look that is always in fashion is the floral trend. Whether they are bold and brash or delicate and feminine, florals can be incorporated into any home decor.

Many people worry that floral interiors are purely for summer, but you can cross pollinate through the seasons by changing accessories in your rooms. In the summer for example, a great way to refresh the look is to bring stunning arrangements of freshly cut flowers into your home. In winter why not create a gorgeous garland for your mantle piece?

This summer’s take on the floral trend is romantic and ethereal, perfect to help you wind down after a hard day in the office.

Settle down in sumptuous luxury on the Chatham/Hilton sofa from the Simply Chic range at Barker and Stonehouse. The dreamy floral print goes hand in hand with the collection’s vintage style frame and appearance. The baby blue striped scatters provide a subtle contrast and the abundance of cushions make it even more enticing for you to unwind on.

Pair with the beautiful buttoned back Devonshire Chair for ladylike glamour.
Team with luxurious wallpaper from the experts at Fabrics & Papers http://www.fabricsandpapers.com. The Guadeloupe Floral Wallpaper in light blue would be a perfect pairing.

Try not to worry about your florals clashing in this style, if you are worried why not have a statement wall with your floral wallpaper on one and your sofa on the opposite? This way you can rest assured it won’t look too over bearing.

If a sofa and chair set is too much floral for you, why not take a more understated approach and create the look with key accessories. Barker and Stonehouse has a wide range of accessories which pair well with the trend.

Bird cages are very in this season, having featured in such renowned publications as Elle Deco and compliment the floral trend. A statement piece for a book case, windowsill or mantle piece, birdcages can be dressed with artificial birds, quirky ornaments or used as storage. But if none of those options take your fancy, try the Stolp Elegance Cage which encases a pretty pink flower.

A carpet of rose petals is a romantic notion but for a more practical option, try the Iris rug. A plush rug decorated with Irises, it comes in a variety of colours and would look ideal on any laminate or wood effect flooring.


Finally, another way to create a floral look with accessories is a wall art stencil. Try a Tall Poppies stencil from The Stencil Studio http://www.thestencilstudio.com/. Poppies are lovely all year round and you can add as many or as little as you like to your walls.

So there you have it, stop to smell the roses this summer and make your home blooming marvellous!

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