5 ways to add drama with the winter floral trend

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.

study room with floral printed wall

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

room with floral printed wall glass vase and pink flower on wall

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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.

room with floral printed wall and black round table and chairs

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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

room with yellow flower and printed purple cloth

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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.

living room with window having floral printed curtains

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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

room with floral printed wall and pink flower

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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.

bedroom with photoframe on wall

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

room with floral printed wallpaper on wall and glass vase

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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.

room with blue wall and hexagonal storage box

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