FLOWER POWER TO YOUR HOUSE
Brightening a dull room with a few vibrant cushions, a little shimmer or a bright spread here and there are tricks that have been done and suggested several times over. If you’re willing to take it up a notch and risk an experiment, then go all out and play with floral patterns in multiple hues. It’s striking, homely and definitely worth a shot.
Nothing spells beauty, passion, power and softness quite like flowers. Each with its distinct personality adds a special touch, not only to occasions but also to a room. How you plant them amidst the fabrics and furniture of your house can completely change the look and feel of your hearth. Create a warm English countryside, a luxurious garden villa or a tropical paradise in your living room instantly with a few cleverly chosen blossoms. There’s really no end to how you can interpret this gift of nature and have your home exude flower power in all its glory.
FUN WITH FLOWERS
Want your bedroom to whisper romance at any time of the day? Chances are your decorator’s suggestion for red wallpaper might induce more aggression than passion. Instead, try furnishings with a dash of floral print, rosebuds for instance. Opt for throw pillows with flowery ruffles and let the soft single tone comforter invite with its beautiful rose printed border.
Undoubtedly, flowers are a fun way to redecorate. And you can get blooms in different tints everyday to add variety to the room. Get creative and use floral prints in different ways, like barstools with a single flower in black and white. The masculine colours and clean lines of the stools contrast with the softness of the flower diluting the mundaneness of the furniture.
Chair seats, table runners, sofa cushions or, perhaps, the sofa itself: flowers make themselves at home anywhere. However, if you’re not feeling too adventurous, don’t force-fit the flowery feel onto your furniture but don’t shy away from using it as an accessory either. Table mats, coasters, ornate vases, the toothbrush holder on your bathroom counter, the tea set, oven mitts, kitchen towels or even the kitchen tiles. Let loose and include a bit of spring in your home.
TYPES OF PATTERNS
Big or small, bold or faint, you can go for patterns of your choice. Go the vibrant, colorful way or stick to monochromes, choose a solitary flower or a brilliant bouquet. The most popular flowers used in furnishing are tulip, daisy, lily, rose, lotus, zinnia and sunflower although some other varieties like dahlias, tuberoses and petunias also find place in home décor.
Choose a corner of the room you think needs to be perked up. Decide on a floral textured wall or wallpaper. Depending on the colour you choose, now add a piece of furniture or two that complement or contrast the new wall. Try a decorative cabinet, for instance. Or paint the old one with attractive blossoms. Place a vase or lamp on it and show off a new side to your abode.
It’s really just the little touches that make the big impact. Take inspiration from your garden, express it in your room, and it’s sure to be a talking point.