5 ways to add drama with the winter floral trend

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  • From statement walls to easy-to-change accessories, discover simple ways to make AW15's winter floral trend work for you

    1. Make a statement

    Be bold and commit to the winter floral trend by choosing a
    large-scale design for your wallpaper. Make the print the star of the
    show by keeping the rest of the room simple and pared-back, then add a
    few fresh flowers for effect.

    Ortensia wallpaper, £88 per roll, Fornasetti collection, Cole & Son

    Temptation paperweight, £36, Dartington range, Heal’s

    2. Opt for accents of black

    Give the winter floral trend a chic feel by adding stylish black furniture. Mixing and matching a traditional wooden table and cabinet with modern Eames-style chairs adds an intimate boutique feel.

    Wall painted in Subway Shadow Vinyl Matt Emulsion, £25.84 for 2.5ltr, Albany range, Designerpaint. Canton dining table, £995, Lombok.
    Eames-style dining chairs, £99 for two, Out & Out Original

    Lilac mural, £60 per sq m, The National Gallery range, Surface View

    3. Add flair with fabrics

    Thinking of trying out the winter floral trend? Keep your scheme cohesive by choosing a statement fabric, then upholstering cushions or accessories in different prints from the same collection. Fake blooms and a pretty artwork complete the look.

    Curtains and cushions made in Floribunda fabric, £28 per m, Clarke & Clarke. And Clematis In A Crystal Vase art print, from £14.95, King & McGaw

    Faux foxglove stem, £15, Bloom.

    Cushions, from £30 each; both Graham and Green

    4. Take it slowly

    Worried about changing your mind about the winter floral trend? Start with a sumptuous palette of violet and indigo, then add floral touches with easy-to-change extras, such as bloom-covered bedding, painterly artwork and artificial flowers.

    Olivia bedding set, £59 for a double, Marks & Spencer

    Pink rose faux spray, £12, Bloom.
    Velvet and linen cushion in Fig, £30, John Lewis

    5. Go for a gothic spin

    Put a gothic twist on the winter floral trend with a selection of highstreet accessories – try these pretty pieces from Sainsbury’s for an easy update.

    Midnight Bloom storage box, £26; pineapple ornament, £12; hexagonal storage box, £8; all Sainsbury’s


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