With Spring Blooming, It’s Time to Talk Florals in Interior Design

With lockdown easing and warmer days on the way, things are looking up! There’s nothing quite like witnessing the first blooms of spring emerging from the cool earth, warming our hearts and giving us hope for new beginnings. Spring is a time for finding inspiration and embarking upon new plans and ventures and an interior design refresh is the perfect project for this time of year. 

Capture that spring feeling

Flowers, blooms, florals, blossoms; words that bring about a sense of serenity and contentment. So, it’s no surprise that they can play a huge role in creating a warm and uplifting home aesthetic. Let’s look at some ways to introduce flower power into your home. 

  • Floral fragrance 
  • Some say that smell is the most powerful sense and a wonderful spring inspired home fragrance is a lovely way to bring about a feeling of nostalgia when you walk into a room. Our beautiful soy wax candle uses lavender and rose geranium essential oils which have an instant mood boosting effect when lit. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re in a Mediterranean garden, with its sophisticated floral aroma filling your home.  As well as choosing a new signature home fragrance, spring is a perfect time to update your perfume collection. We love a natural eau de parfum bursting with smells from nature like jasmine and rosemary – especially when they’re free from synthetic chemicals and ingredients!

  • Fresh flowers
  • A fabulous way to bring the outdoors in; spring flower bouquets are not only gorgeous to look at but are a fun (and temporary) way to add a splash of colour to your interior. Lovely seasonal British flowers for spring include tulips, sweet peas, hyacinths and anemones which can be arranged to create beautiful spring flower arrangement in the home. To make a real statement, use branching greenery or a select few branches of cherry blossom or magnolia positioned in your favourite vase to create an architectural arrangement that will be admired by all.  A beautiful flower vase like our cobalt blue stoneware vase, handmade to order by the talented Sophie Eveleigh, is the perfect way to create a striking focal point for your dining table arrangement. 

  • Flowery prints
  • Floral artistry has been around for thousands of years, with the civilisations such as the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans adorning themselves in symbolic fresh foliage and using it to decorate interiors. Flowery prints and organic motifs can have been used in fashion and homewares for millennia and have been in vogue in some shape or form ever since. If you are looking for wallpaper ideas and are drawn to an organic aesthetic, there are a whole host of options from traditional William Morris style Victorian wallpaper, to retro 1940’s cottage wallpaper and contemporary oversized floral mural wallpapers. For a less committed approach to flower prints in your home, floral canvas wall art can be a wonderful way to add a feminine touch to your bedroom, living room or hallway.  

  • Spring homewares
  • The wonderful thing about interior design is the endless scope to add your own personal touch to your home. If spring is your thing, we have a wonderful range of stunning handmade treasures and vintage homewares to add to your collection:

    • This quaint pair of mid-century Gridley espresso cups with a daffodil design and green stripe around the rim
    • Our eco-friendly statement bolster cushions in Jane Churchill fabric, finished with chalk blue piping 
    • This ultimate spring table cloth, handmade in Wiltshire from vintage cotton linen floral fabric featuring cornflowers and buttercups with a yellow ric rac trim

    Flower power

    We adore using florals in interiors and hope that this article has inspired you to inject a sense of spring into your home. At Florence and Blank we take pride in supplying home goods to our customers, which, in turn, directly support independent makers and artists. If you’d like to know more how it all started, check out this blog post and be sure to follow us on Instagram.