Mark the sunny seasons ahead of us by creating rooms filled with fresh air and flowers. The uplifting look is an instant mood booster and can give any room a bright, invigorating feel. Refreshing and timeless, this energising trend can be tweaked to suit all tastes. Layer up large-print floral fabrics in a rainbow of summer foliage colours such as orange, pink, purple and fresh green to keep the look modern and sharp. For those with classic tastes, opt for an English garden approach by choosing dainty motifs and pretty pinks for classic country charm. For something a little more edgy, choose a slightly darker scheme with deeper colour tones and floral silhouettes. Whichever look you choose, decorating with summer foliage shows no sign of wilting. Welcome summer meadows to your living room with wild flowers, butterflies and bees. This stunning floral-motif sofa makes an impact with lively pattern and buttercup tones. Soft yellow painted walls and a lemon-hued rug pick up on the sunny fabric. Complete the look with insect and botanical cushions and artwork.
Big bright and beautiful garden blooms are the starting point for this farmhouse dining room. Light floating curtains bursting with colour allows the sun to stream in through country French doors, while matching floral cushions keep the look bright and busy. Liven up a pale ash table with a sunny yellow table runner and plenty of cut flowers.
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Make a traditional living room easily changeable with changeable seasonal accessories. This relaxed, all white living room is given summery appeal with mix and match red rose scatter cushions and a large oriental style wild rose canvas which takes prides of place above the comfortable corner sofa. Grey tones in the art work gives the room a contemporary touch.
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Turn up the living room heat and use the electrifying colours of jungle foliage to give any room the feel-good factor. This clean white living room is given designer style with bright sculptural sofas and glossy furniture. The tropical patterned fabric looks sophisticated set against black and neon occasional furniture. Tie the look together with zingy glassware and accessories.
Team vintage roses and Scandinavian furniture for the ultimate granny chic bedroom. Make a country look modern by starting with plain white walls and pastel-painted Gustavian furniture. Antique rose and striped bed linen in soft muted tones add sophisticated style. Complete the classic look with delicate canvas prints arranged at different levels for mix and match elegance.
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Embrace layers of scaled-up, cool-coloured blooms for a post-modern take on summer florals. A white metal four-poster bed is given boudoir glamour with fabulously edgy grey and pink fabric. The overstated theme is emphasised with matching wallpaper that blasts out any trace of nostalgia with super-sized motifs and contemporary shapes. Balance the business with white bed linen, woodwork and flooring.
Osborne & Little at Designer Wallpapers
Fill a white living room with ditsy fabrics and refreshing green checks. Delicate floral curtains and matching upholstery create a summer sanctuary with uplifting country style. Start with a soft white squishy sofa and fill with cushions in similar rose patterns. A frame display on the wall adds interest and picks out the green gingham checks. Choose white painted furniture to add a vintage feel.
Uplift a formal look with sunny yellow. This Georgian style living room has been given structure with a symmetrical layout and balance of arranged accessories. The eyecatching blossom wallpaper creates a free-flowing contrast, while a mix of scatter cushions on different coloured sofas loosen the look. Balance the hero colour with pale neutrals and soft greys.
Sanderson at Amara
Give your kitchen a burst of summery flavour with a floral Roman blind. This traditional sink area has been given a modern twist with an up-to-date floral fabric choice. A zingy combination of yellow, purple and green instantly lifts the stressed, blue country cabinets. Continue the cheerful look with an assortment of enamel accessories in warm colours and vibrant country flowers.
Give summer florals a sassy spin by reversing the expected: cover the walls and floor in monochrome roses, then wake them up with a bright-pink, painterly-print sofa and accessories. A vibrant yellow floor lamp will sharpen the look. Get creative and design your own faux floral installation for one wall to complete the contemporary living room scheme.
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Faux flower bouquets