Country style ideas: vintage florals

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The beauty of working with a floral country-style theme is that you can draw inspiration from previous decades. Look at vintage-inspired floral displays popularised by interior labels such as Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston. Whether you’re planning a French country, English country, farmhouse through to classic rustic, we have a variety of styles to inspire you.

Create a centrepoint to your room that will signify the essence of floral country style. Add floor-length curtains in a pastel floral print to add a homely feel to the space. Placing curtains in the hallway adds a welcoming country-style theme to the home and will act as a welcome draft excluder. Complement this look with a vintage-inspired console table and wall hooks for storing coats and hats.

Floral upholstered sofas will add a relaxed country feel to any space. Complement the look with cushions in a matching floral fabric and add a patchwork fringed wool throw. Team with pale pastel walls and an aged wood coffee table. Accessorise with a vintage ceramic or glazed jug filled with English flowers such as wild daffodils, foxglove or heather – if the season allows. Alternatively, hang dried out heather from wall beams or doors.

Position an armoire or open cupboard in the kitchen and fill it with pretty floral-themed ceramics and glassware. Mix in vintage finds such as a classic teapot to add chic country style to the space. Paint furniture in pastel tones of pale pink and powder blue for a Fifties feel. Add ceramic or brass vintage-style handles to furniture for an aged look.

Create a floral feature wall in a bedroom to act as a great focal point for a beautiful vintage style. Team with fresh white bedlinen edged with lace and a pale-pink satin throw for a luxe detail.

Image credit: Spike Powell
Image credit: Spike Powell
Image credit: Spike Powell
Image credit: Spike Powell

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