The changing landscape outside has always inspired British interiors.
From Neptune’s verdant Olive emulsion to its charming Francesca printed linen, intertwined with hand-painted oak leaves large and small, greens and their colour wheel opposites, pinks, are forever associated with country homes.
Decorating with florals doesn’t have to mean old-fashioned chintzy schemes, shudderingly reminiscent of early 90s interiors.
Discovered ion the 1600s, chintz originally came from India, and takes its name from the Indian word for spotted or variegated.
British and French aristocracy fell in love with its vibrant flowers, and ever since then, it’s graced the drawing rooms and bedrooms of the best county houses.
Today’s decorative florals are contemporary classics, with just enough of the natural world woven in to give a romantic, feminine feel to your spaces.
Avoid overkill – try florals on an armchair, or a footstool to bring freshness to a scheme.
This button-back Artisan armchair, with its turned wooden legs, or the Mimosa love seat, is the perfect focal point for a contemporary country sitting room.
Paired with neutrals, it’s fresh and elegant; with a vibrant olive on the walls, you’ll give your room a reassuring, heritage feel.
In conservatories and garden rooms, florals come into their own.
The Colonial-style Hardy garden room collection pairs perfectly with the jungle-inspired Sandringham Eau de Nil linen.
The Trafalgar two-seater sofa is a showstopper in a garden room or summerhouse – or even a bedroom – upholstered in vibrant Rainforest Lagoon.
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