Decorating Trends: Wild Florals

From midnight garden drama to clashing prints and larger-than-life murals, this season’s blooms flex more than a little flower power.

While real flowers make this print burst into 3-D life, the iridescent wall tiles are a smart way to offset the dark wallpaper.

Wall Painted in Mercury Lt matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Sanderson; tiled in Shelter Island marble mosaic tiles in Harbour View, £129.87 per sq m, Fired Earth; and papered in Floribunda W0041/03 wallpaper, £48 per 10m roll, Clarke & Clarke. details Bright Floral canvas, £30, Graham & Brown. Floral display, on wall art, £300, Rebel Rebel.


Florals printed on a dark background look thoroughly modern.

Wall As before. FURNITURE Vieques steel basin, £2,697, Patricia Urquiola for Agape; and Fez steel tap, £955, Benedini Associati for Agape, both at West One Bathrooms. Robot side table, £299, Mirka Grohn and Jo Wilton for &New. FLOOR Calacatta Viola polished marble flooring, £149.99 per sq m, Mandarin Stone. details Gemma mirror, £1,550, Studio G&R for Gallotti&Radice. Grass sponges, from £60 each, House of Hackney. Waffle Piqué towels, from £7.50 each, Möve at Amara.


Add to the drama with a black bath suite.

WallS As before. window As before. furniture Vieques steel bath, £9,444, Patricia Urquiola for Agape at West One Bathrooms. Tap, as before. FLOOR Marble, as before. Gypsy cowhide, £688, Young & Battaglia for Mineheart. details Parachute light, £448, Ligne Roset. Waffle Piqué bath towel, £21, Möve at Amara. Natural sponge, £50, House of Hackney. Nail brush, £12, Twentytwentyone.


Pull the scheme together with wild floral curtains.

Curtain made in Jeffrey Rose Tree velvet in Orchard, £120 per m, Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors. FURNITURE Bellevie bench, £485, Pagnon & Pelhaître for Fermob at Barbed; upholstered in M387/03 linen in Spa Grey Mist, £70 per m, Mark Alexander. Floor As before. details Bolster upholstered in Arbre de Vie cotton, £326 per m, Christine Henry at Hermès. Bath brush, £18.50, Twentytwentyone. Eau de Rose robe, £120, Heidi Klum at Selfridges. Kimono, £395; and Loleata mules, £195, Agent Provocateur.


Transport yourself to tropical climes with vibrant clashing jungle prints. Did we hear someone say G&T?

WALLS: Canopy in Grenade wallpaper, foreground, £83 per 10m roll, Christian Lacroix Maison for Designers Guild; and Tulipan W6753-01 wallpaper, background, £158 per 9m roll, Osborne & Little. Furniture Peacock chair, £795, Graham and Green. floor Creo White Ash laminate, £14.49 per sq m, Quick-Step. For stair runner and stair rod details, see opposite. detailS For a similar curtain pole, try Argos. Curtain made in Rumbia 131520 linen-mix, £72 per m, Amazilia Collection at Harlequin. Classic holdback, £25, Byron & Byron. Door panels covered in Plains Three 140713 polyester in Oatmeal, £22 per m, Scion. Ghost LED skateboard, £89, Sunset Skateboard Company at The Conran Shop.


Or opt for a more English look with florals against a white background.

WALLS Tulipan wallpaper, as before. window Classic Poplar shutters, £1,495, californiashutters.co.uk. Furniture Chair, as before; cushion pad upholstered in About Flowers 002 linen-mix, £165.50 per m, Dedar. Vintage wicker drinks trolley, £3,200, Carl Auböck at Sigmar. FLOOR Laminate, as before. Jute rug, £69, Toast. DETAILS Rust Cave wall light, £595, Naomi Paul. Yellow water glasses, £8 each, Hay at Unique & Unity. Hammered cocktail shaker, £25; and Hammered bar tool set, £30, John Lewis. Oak paddle cocktail set, £80 including six glasses; Bar liqueur glasses, £33 for a set of four; and jug, £75 (part of Long Drink Bar set), all LSA International.


Unsure about wall-to-wall pattern in the main rooms of the house? Tip your toe in the trend with a cloakroom or stairwell.

WALLS As before. furniture Mano oak cabinet, £750, Habitat. floor Laminate, as before. Fitzroy Bright wool stair runner, £115 per m, Roger Oates. Jubilee brass stair rods, from £10 each, stairrods.co.uk. details Parrot wall sconces, £99 for a pair, Graham and Green. Stair rail covered in Plains Three 140713 polyester in Oatmeal, £22 per m, Scion. Parrot incense holder, £95, Plümo. Bowl, £15, M&S. Chief statue, £125, Bang Bang Kid at The Conran Shop. Magnifying glasses, from £48 each, Anthropologie. Trainers, £59, Boden.


Traditional feminine florals get a bold digital update. The subtle touches of black add edge to the serene scene.

Wall Vittoria 10447 wall covering, £44.95 per m, Fardis. window Curtains made in Sommerwind 14417.708 CS Trevira, £148.80 per m, Christian Fischbacher. Furniture Chopin headboard, £1,750, The Sofa & Chair Company; covered in Mariola 7712/05 cotton-mix in Jade, £55 per m, Romo. London bed base, £1,990, The Sofa & Chair Company; covered in Chanter 19465745 linen, £107 per m, Etamine at Zimmer + Rohde. Deck walnut side table, £831, Paolo Salvadè for Porada. Maud cotton velvet footstool, £275, Abigail Ahern for sofa.com. FLOOr SG Seagrass flooring, £25 per sq m, Crucial Trading. details Pillowcases; bolster; and duvet cover, as before. Silk pendant light, £300, Orchid Furniture. Natalia Vodianova, Cannes, 2007 byMario Testino print, £83.77, King and McGaw. Chinoiserie tissue box holder, £44, OKA.


Tie the look together with floral trims.

DETAILS: Isla cotton-mix pillowcases (as part of a bedding set), £19.50, M&S. Bolster upholstered in Panama cotton-mix, £65.20, Métaphores at Abbott & Boyd; trimmed with Fleur braid in Delft, £50.70 per m, Robert Allen. Bliss cotton double duvet cover, £45, RJR. by John Rocha for Debenhams.


Seduce the senses with a heady mix of orchids and cherry blossom teamed with luxurious satins and silks.

WALL As before. furniture Eila Paravent room divider, £85.99, Urbane Designs at wayfair.co.uk; covered in Narcisse RM 830 41 pleated satin, £385 per m, Opulence Collection by Elitis at Abbott & Boyd. Francis wall mirror, £495, Constance Guisset at Heal’s. Klismos beech day bed, £3,510, Virginia White; upholstered in Surprising 32990226 polyester, £47.10 per m, Camengo; and trimmed with Rouen 984-41594-05 tassel fringe, £124 per m, Samuel & Sons. FLOOr Seagrass flooring, as before. English Rose wool/silk rug, £8,100, Knots Rugs. details Nocturnal Bloom kimono, £350, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. For a similar garter belt and stockings, go to Agent Provocateur. Paper fan, £1.99, The Hanging Lantern Company. Cherry Blossom parasol, £13.99, brolliesgalore.co.uk. For similar trainers, try Sports Direct.


Go for zoomed-in prints for a less chintzy look.

WALL April Flowers mural, from £60, Trunk Archive Collection at Surface View. window As before. furniture Pirandello desk, £1,062, Jasper Morrison for Glas Italia at The Conran Shop. Celeste cotton velvet footstool, £255, Abigail Ahern for sofa.com. Room divider, as before. FLOOr As before. details Tassel pendant light, £570, Rockett St George. Vanity mirror, £415, Lladró. Cushion covered in Plum Blossom linen-mix in Peony, £55 per m, Designers Guild; and trimmed with T76/06 Fara Tassle Fringe in Camellia, £15 per m, Tivoli Trimmings Collection at Romo. For similar shoes, try Bally.

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Sophie Brown

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