Design has reignited its love of florals across fashion’s most stylish runways and spectacular modern interiors. From the outdoors in, beautiful blossoms are brightening our days and, while they might be a focus at springtime, florals really are a perennial fashion favourite. Throughout history, botanical inspired textiles have found a place in our hearts and homes. From ancient Asia’s oriental blossoms to richly coloured Renaissance and Baroque florals and softer hued, decorative Victorian era arrangements, flowers have brought a unique sense of colour and sophistication to the palaces and homes throughout history.
Today’s interiors continue to be inspired by the natural allure of floristry. No longer restricted by geographical boundaries, modern design takes its cues from across the globe, eschewing specific floral styles in favour of botanicals in all forms; big, bold, colourful, classic, stylised, sleek, romantic and contemporary. This spring, we’ve got everything you need for a seasonal refresh with an extensive range of natural fibre weaves, prints and embroidered botanical fabrics to transform your interiors.
Oversized florals are making an utterly modern statement across today’s design led interiors. You’ll see big, billowy blossoms floating across drapery, rugs, wallpaper and upholstery in a range of screen and digitally printed designs that allow you to express your unique personality in the boldest way. Large scale prints can bring modern edge to any design scheme. You can tone down the colour for a classic interior or introduce contemporary, rich jewel tones to bring a sense of enduring elegance to any space.
When applied to a room’s centrepiece, bright botanicals on natural fabrics deliver a harmonious combination of colour and texture for a relaxed and refined feel. Many new trend designs are a revival of the traditional, bountiful floral prints from Georgian and Victorian times, reimagined for modern interiors. These versatile prints and colours offer an easy way to breathe new life into a space. Be playful with cushions and throws by mixing and matching prints in similar tones for a timeless look, or contrasting scales and colour to really liven up the space.
To lift your design scheme with a soft, feminine caress, use charming bouquets of colour and delicate patterns to imbue your space with a sense of romance. Enchantingly detailed flowers and flourishing foliage are a gentle mood lifter in ethereal colour palettes that range from the cooler, lighter end of the spectrum through to subdued, earthy hues and indulgent richer tones. For a fresh, contemporary twist, you can add contrast by introducing simple geometric accents or team up soft furnishings with edgier industrial pieces for a balanced statement. For classic interiors these cultivated designs are easily integrated within existing interior schemes to create a feeling that is natural and tranquil, offering a sweet finishing touch for formal and informal spaces.
Sources of inspirational images: Warwick floral sketch
Taking an assertive approach to floral design, this genre is the perfect partner for clean-lined, minimalist interiors and mid-century, eclectic and modern design schemes. You’ll be inspired by energetic, figurative patterns that move your interiors with confident colour and distinctly stylised shapes and contours. Adding an instant injection of whimsy and natural beauty to neutral spaces, this diverse style can lift your interior when used across a statement piece or drapery, or it can work within an existing design scheme as a companion print across cushions and smaller upholstered furnishings. In breezy linens and natural cotton fibres or indulgently plush, woven chenille, this fantasy botanical style uses its multi-colour accents to effectively pull any design together; think saturated jewel tones, crisp, warm fruit punch colours and invigorating greenery to set the tone and put a spring in your step.
Sources of inspirational images: Warwick studio painting
We love an interior that says it with flowers…..When was the last time you added a little flower power to your space?