The flowers and blooming, the lambs are leaping and the sun is shining - it's April and spring has well and truly sprung! Now that the trees are beginning to blossom, what better time to indulge in the meadow trend? Full of pretty floral prints in uplifting shades, it's the perfect way to give your scheme a lift, just in time for the new season. Check out this round-up of pieces to look out for:
1. Colourful kitchenware
Perk up your with the great selection of kitchenware from George. Look out for pretty patterns in a green and orange palette, alongside fun honeycomb and bee-inspired motifs.
Meadow dinner range, £20 for a 12-piece set, Georg
2. Pretty as a picture
Fancy a quick pick-me-up? Try a sheet of dainty floral wrapping paper, such as this one from Dotcomgiftshop, and pop it in a simple white frame for an easy piece of art.
Poppy Meadow wrapping paper, £6.95 for five sheets, Dotcomgiftshop
3. Take a seat
For a slightly more permanent take on the trend, try choosing a fun floral print for your scheme. This sweet blue armchair from DFS takes centre stage thanks to its rose-covered fabric, and is tied in perfectly with blue floorboards and a pink focal wall.
Chiltern armchair in Flower Duck Egg Blue, £949, DFS
4. Flower power
Flower aficionado Bluebellgray is just the place to turn to for painterly designs in stunning palettes. Inspired by her own watercolours, artist Fiona Douglas has a uniquely bold take on traditional floral patterns, for a contemporary springlike look that's cosy, calming and full of colour.
Tetbury Meadow range, from £18 for a pillowcase, Bluebellgray
5. In the pink
Ideal for picnics or summer parties, this fun and feminine range from Tesco Direct is a brilliant little update for spring. Inspired by the beauty of country gardens, look out for beautiful florals in a watercolour-style print. Charming.
Meadow Flower dining range, £40 for a 12-piece dinner set, Tesco Direct
6. Bottle it
These delightful little bottles would make a perfect centrepiece. Top up with fresh roses and peonies in spring, or fill with pussy willow and holly around Christmas, for an easy seasonal update.
Vintage-style glass bottles with fresh flowers, £30 for six, The Flower Studio range, Notonthehighstreet.com
Don't forget to read the bugs, butterflies and beasts trend round-up for even more inspiration!
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