The Romantics were a group of British poets, lead by the legendary Lord Byron, in the late 18th Century, and despite being more than 300 years old, this trend is timeless.
In fashion, think diaphanous dresses, floral hair garlands and faded lace – as seen on the catwalks at Milan fashion week for SS13.
But in interiors the emphasis is on the colours and the detail – with lots of rosy pinks, soft teals and carved embellishments.
Barker and Stonehouse has the Romance bedroom collection, a gorgeously rustic hand-finished range of furniture, painted off-white with decorative detailing.
Similarly, the Annabelle range features a pretty pink floral motif and an aged patina which looks particularly lovely in a little girl’s bedroom.
Flowers, especially roses are a big theme within the romantic trend and can be used to adorn just about anything. From tiny rose prints on cushions, curtains and bedding to large roses in full bloom painted as headboards, they look gorgeous on a variety of interiors and furnishings.
And blush pink, rose gold and teal or French blue are your base colours.
For wall colours blush pinks work well in bedrooms and living rooms, while French blue is a classic colour for kitchens, dining rooms and studies.
Myperfectcolour.com does exactly what its name promises, allowing you to input your perfect colour for the site to track down via its suppliers, you can then order a sample, and we love this blush pink for Porter Paints.
If you’re lucky enough to have period features such as ceiling roses and alcoving don’t remove them as in most cases it lowers the value of the property and besides, they are beautiful reminders of a time gone by.
The Romantics were as famed for and their commitment to the decadent side of life as they were for their poetry so indulgence is a key factor in the romantic look.
The Rousseau two seater sofa from Barker and Stonehouse is reminiscent of a French parlour sofa and lends itself very well to elicit trysts and courtly love.
Finally, Toile de Jouy is a fabric which features a repeated pattern depicting a complex scene, usual pastoral in nature. It originated in 16th Century France, but is a hot trend for 2013 and works well with the romantic look.
Barker and Stonehouse has the Louis, a traditionally styled occasional chair with a light burnt oak frame and stunning blue and white toile de jouy patterned upholstery.
So indulge your romantic side this spring and fall head over heels for this pretty trend.