Guest Picks: Help Your Home Blossom With Floral Decor
Sprinkle hints of spring around your rooms with fabrics, wall coverings and more that recall nature's charms
Nothing heralds spring as much as a blossom-laden tree. Every year at this time, the streets of my neighborhood are softened with rows of pink and white fluffy trees. I don't know about you, but I find this has a temporary effect on my design choices. I start pining for floral fabrics, delicate ceramics and, strangely, lots of pink. While I usually limit myself to a flowering branch stuffed into a large vase, there are so many spectacular blossom products available that could easily lure me into going further. Take a look at the unabashedly girly examples in this ideabook and just try to resist the temptation to bring spring into your home! — Lucy from Four Walls and a Roof
This cherry blossom wall covering is a very elegant and upscale treatment. It's a commitment for sure, but it is an incredibly refined way to introduce florals into a scheme.
A pink blossom rug is not for the fainthearted. But, admit it, it is stunning.
This pillow is like a supersized chintz, but its painterly quality keeps it looking fresh and modern.
The easiest way to bring blossoms into your home is to frame a few sheets of Japanese rice paper. Or you could line some drawers with it for a year-round glimpse of spring.
Japanese artist Hajime Namiki is known for his woodblock prints of cherry blossom trees. Set against a gold-leaf background, this is truly spectacular.
Flowers and twigs inspired these ceramic vases. Handle them with care!
More dahlia than blossom, this clever paper flower made from book pages would make a lovely alternative centerpiece for your spring table.
This ceramic garden stool has a pearlescent texture with the slightest hint of a blossom pattern.
This fabric resembles the Japanese rice paper. It would be gorgeous on pillows.
This chandelier is made with strings of ceramic flowers.
There are plenty of blossom-inspired fabrics available, but I think this one is pretty enough to frame as art.
DwellStudio's Vintage Blossom fabric is a subtle and grown-up way to bring florals into your home.
Doesn't this chandelier remind you of trailing branches of cherry blossoms?
Nesting tables in shades of neutrals would be a subtle way to bring the colors of spring indoors.
Digitally printed silk pillows take a traditional motif, such as a blossom branch, and make it contemporary.
A more subtle alternative is this apple blossom print. A set of these would add delicate pattern to a neutral bedroom.
This wallpaper offers a more contemporary take on blossoms. It's called Nordic Blossom, and you can see it working in a Scandinavian-style scheme with lots of white, gray and washed-out wood.
There are lots of vintage teacups with blossom designs, but I like this lustered version with the unusual color combination of purple and apricot.
H&M has a line of bedding that has yet to come to the U.S. But if you're in the U.K., you can order this sweet sheet set with blossom branches and birds.
Finally, if you feel like splashing out, this pearl inlay chest in pink is a real style statement. It would be hard to miss in any room, and it certainly has all the joyful appeal of spring.
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Ideabook published on Feb. 14, 2013.
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