Invite Nature Into Your Home With Floral Design

Despite winter being an incredibly festive time of year, with Christmas, New Years Eve and family parties, for many people it can be a tough time of year as the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, and the beauty of nature is dulled by endless rain and snow. The cold winter has many of us pining for spring when we can see fields of freshly bloomed flowers and enjoy brisk walks under trees in bloom.

But you don’t need to wait for spring to bring the look and feel of nature’s beauty into your home; with a bit of decorative know-how and a trip to your local homeware IKEA or Dunelm store, you can bring the glorious floral feel of Spring and Summer time into your home, to put a smile back on your face!

Today, we’ll look at how you can step out of the cold outdoors and into a warm flowery oasis you’ll be happy to call home this Winter!

Add a touch of nature with houseplants

If you’re looking to bring a friendly, flowery feeling into your home’s décor, the best starting point is by bringing plants and flowers into your home and making them a part of your décor – after all, flowers are the simplest way you can bring floral elements into your home.

If you want a colourful floral look, that makes your home feel like a fabulous flowery field, you can invest in a good vase for your home and regularly buy beautiful fresh flowers to add delightful splashes of colour to any room of your home or buy some convincing plastic flowers if you don’t want to be regularly swapping out dead flowers.

Or, if you want a cosier more forest-y look to a room, you can instead place some houseplants around the room, creating a cosy woodland feel in your home. Trailing plants like Monkey Mask Monstera plants will look excellent drooping down from shelves, tall houseplants like Fig Leaves will look great in a bright corner, or smaller plants like Succulents and Cacti will look wonderful when dotted across the room.

Look for furnishings with floral patterns

Now that you’ve bought some pretty plants into your home, you should look to accentuate the floral feel with soft furnishings. Soft furnishings are always a great way to add decorative theming to a room thanks to their versatility and the fact they can be easily changed, unlike more static areas of decoration like wallpaper or furniture.

You should look for flowery soft furnishings for your floral room, for example, you could swap out your old plain curtains for a beautiful blind with a floral pattern, add in unique rugs with flowery patterns of leaf shaped designs, and even add a touch of nature to your furniture using scatter cushions with flowery designs on them.

Use wall art highlighting the great outdoors

Another great way to bring nature into your home, is with wall art. Wall art can work excellently as either the centrepiece for a room’s decoration, or as an accessory highlighting the décor of the space and working as an accent. So, if you’re looking for a centrepiece, choose big and bold pieces of wall art displayed in prominent areas, or if you’re looking to accentuate with wall art, litter your walls with smaller pieces in a gallery wall, or in empty feeling areas.

With wall art you have a lot of flexibility and room to show off your personal style with the pieces you choose, even when sticking to a floral theme. If you have an interest in photography, you could use stunning landscape photos of flowery fields; if classic art piques your interest more, then you could choose prints of classic paintings like Bauerngartenby Klimt or Irises by Van Gogh; or if your art taste is more modern, perhaps you could use some modern abstract floral prints.

Tastefully incorporate flowery accessories 

Accessories and small decorative pieces are always the best way to finish decorating a room, they really bring the whole theme together, whether you choose small decorative pieces or more utilitarian items like shaped lamps or aromatherapy items.

If you want accessories that fit a floral theme, then aromatherapy is a great way to go, from the soft dried petals of a bowl of potperri which look and smell amazing, or the floral look of a scent diffuser with reeds. Of course, you can go even further, with vases of dried flowers, natural wood décor pieces or even something simple like a bowl of pinecones on a coffee table.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.