Daffodil-inspired decorating ideas to celebrate spring

Brighten your mood with an uplifting spring colour scheme in daffodil yellow

Daffodils are such a friendly flower - the essence of spring that flutter and dance in the breeze with pretty yellow trumpet centres and petals that stand proud on fresh green stems. We've taken inspiration from these much-loved and delightful blooms to create daffodil decorating ideas for your home that will refresh your scheme and create a joyful celebration of the spring.

The ultimate mood booster, this saturated yellow shade with a mellow undertone is cheerful without being too in-your-face. In its boldest form, it will give your room confidence and sophistication; in softer creamier tones, it will looking calming and pretty.

Give a bathroom or kitchen a complete makeover with this pretty flower or perhaps pick a golden hue to give a living room a quintessentially English manor-house look. On a patterned wallpaper, it'll make a hallway happy and welcoming, or give a bedroom a perpetual sunset glow.

Daffodil decorating ideas will sit easily in any inviting country scheme. Teamed with crisp white and pale wood it looks modern and fresh or when paired with darker furniture in more traditional schemes it's visually elegant. Whichever look you choose, the feel-good sunny shade is sure to lift your spirits.

1/10 Country bedroom with floral wallpaper

bedroom with floral wallpaper and table lamp

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Put together a modern French-country scheme with a classic daffodil-yellow floral wallpaper and elegant curvy furniture painted in a soft grey. Add seasonal character with different patterns on the wallpaper and bed linen like these pretty birds and vintage florals, but balance the look by keeping everything else plain. Open shelving will give your room a more traditional country feel.


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John Lewis

2/10 Daffodil yellow living room

living room with coffee table and curtain

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The perfect balance of creamy yellow and neutrals creates a harmonious and relaxed feel that's perfect for a living room. Here, the strong colour has been saved for just accessories so the look can be updated with the changing seasons. Sunny floral curtains are fresh and feminine and be sure to add in areas of pattern and texture on flooring and upholstery to keep the room from looking too plain.

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Marks & Spencer
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Furniture Village

3/10 Daffodil yellow front door

yellow front door and cushions

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First impressions are everything and a brightly painted front door makes all the difference. According to experts painting your door yellow brings about warm and happy thoughts. A yellow front door suggests the homeowners are friendly and welcoming - so what are you waiting for? Finish the look with some colourful potted plants to pick out the daffodil hues and a pretty spring wreath.

Exterior paint

Ronseal at B&Q
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4/10 Daffodil yellow living room with Scandi style

living room with scandi style and sofa

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Great for small spaces, this scheme's fresh daffodil decorating colour and streamlined blonde-wood furniture will bring calm to a compact room and it adapts easily to every style of home. Clad the walls with laminate flooring planks to create a Scandinavian spring look. Mixed with co-ordinating patterned fabrics with touches of pansy purple it's the perfect look for home lovers whose hearts are torn between contemporary and country.

John Lewis
Little Greene
Marks & Spencer

5/10 Daffodil yellow home office with colourful storage

yellow home office with colourful storage and basket

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Give your home office a positive attitude with smart stripes in daffodil yellow. Cover a cork notice board with mellow yellow fabric and finish with modern accessories like this industrial-style pendant light and desk chair. This is a real mix of genres that is married together by the sunshine yellow shade and grounded sisal carpet. White storage in the background gives the busy look some light relief.

Alternative Flooring
World Stores

6/10 Daffodil yellow kitchen-diner with sunny tablecloth

yellow kitchen with table and bench

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Not a morning person? Mix daffodil yellow in your kitchen-diner with fresh citrus tones and dove grey to make it a bright and happy place for breakfast. A country oak table and bench will add a country feel and a grounding contrast to the finished look.


Graham & Brown
Table and bench
Laura Ashley

7/10 Daffodil yellow dining room with feature armchair

yellow dining room with armchair and cushion fabrics

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Get a traditional vibe with a mix of cheerful yellow and stylised spring floral prints for a romantic and calming spring scheme you won't want to leave. Cream walls and painted furniture create a vintage backdrop for a softly crafted love seat adorned with colourful cushions. Pick out the daffodil yellow tones with a vibrant table lamp and display fresh cut flowers to underline the happy seasonal colour palette. 

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Sofa Work Shop
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8/10 Daffodil yellow kitchen units with matching walls

kitchen with cabinet and bin

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Jolly up a narrow galley kitchen with daffodil yellow walls and cupboards for a stylish retro look. These modern and handleless units let the colour sing. Paint walls two-tone with crisp white to balance the look and keep a small room light and airy. Blonde wood worktops blend into the scheme pleasingly, while a single chrome bin is a contemporary touch. The finished scheme is simple and tranquil with a streamlined finish.

Similar bin
Simple Human
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Holme Design

9/10 Daffodil yellow and cornflower blue living room

blue living room with sofa and rug

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Breath a fresh new look into your scheme by using daffodil yellow as your accent colour and combining it with dewy blue motif textiles. Choose a  feather-print covered sofa and complement with cushions in delicate shades. Accessorise with pretty daffodil  and narcissi bulbs displayed on trays. A yellow hexagon-print rug picks out the yellow tones of the scheme bringing it to the forefront of this breezy look.

Graham and Green

10/10 Daffodil yellow country bedroom with duck-egg bedstead

bedroom with eiderdown and duck egg bedstead

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Brittain)

Curl up with spring creature comforts. A vintage quilt and soft woven blankets add extra comfort to this inviting country bedroom. The soothing, soft yellow, panelled walls make the perfect cabin-style backdrop for the vintage dorm-style bed in duck-egg blue. Layered bunny and feather printed fabrics complete the seasonal style.

Feather & Black
Decorative Country Living


Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.