5 easy ways to bring summer florals into your home

Get some flower power.

There’s little an ever-stylish floral print cannot make more charming. It’s time to invite the heady blooms of summer into your home …

Bloomin’ marvelous

Designer’s Guild know how to do floral prints. They’ve recently dipped into their archives of blooms to launch the Orangerie II collection, comprising of their eight best-selling designs. Re-scaled, re-coloured and digitally printed on smooth cotton sateen, these are the ultimate floral fancies.

Rugosa and Orangerie, £59 for 137cm, Designer’s Guild

Let’s eat

The blue and white floral motif on these melamime plates are simple yet pretty and will add a summery spin to alfresco dining and picnics.

Melamime dinner plate, £4, Marks and Spencer

Summer-style stems

Proving that bold florals are always on trend, Portmerion has created Rosie Lee, a bone-china dinnerware range gilded with 22-carat gold in collaboration with Ted Baker.

Rosie Lee assorted salad plates, £72 for four, Ted Baker for Portmeirion

Let’s go outside

A Liberty print is timeless and this wooden Betsy bird box will bring a touch of playful prettiness to urban gardens.

Betsy bird box,

£

69.95, Liberty

Boutique blooms

Add a feminine touch to bedroom schemes with this pretty floral bed linen. Remember to stick to a few key tones, such as blue and white, to keep the look cohesive and add layers to create an oppulent feel.

Floral print bed linen, from £22.99, Zara Home

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