Country style ideas: vintage florals
The beauty of working with a floral country-style theme is that you can draw inspiration from previous decades. Look at vintage-inspired floral displays popularised by interior labels such as Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston. Whether you’re planning a French country, English country, farmhouse through to classic rustic, we have a variety of styles to inspire you.
Create a centrepoint to your room that will signify the essence of floral country style. Add floor-length curtains in a pastel floral print to add a homely feel to the space. Placing curtains in the hallway adds a welcoming country-style theme to the home and will act as a welcome draft excluder. Complement this look with a vintage-inspired console table and wall hooks for storing coats and hats.
Floral upholstered sofas will add a relaxed country feel to any space. Complement the look with cushions in a matching floral fabric and add a patchwork fringed wool throw. Team with pale pastel walls and an aged wood coffee table. Accessorise with a vintage ceramic or glazed jug filled with English flowers such as wild daffodils, foxglove or heather — if the season allows. Alternatively, hang dried out heather from wall beams or doors.
Position an armoire or open cupboard in the kitchen and fill it with pretty floral-themed ceramics and glassware. Mix in vintage finds such as a classic teapot to add chic country style to the space. Paint furniture in pastel tones of pale pink and powder blue for a Fifties feel. Add ceramic or brass vintage-style handles to furniture for an aged look.
Create a floral feature wall in a bedroom to act as a great focal point for a beautiful vintage style. Team with fresh white bedlinen edged with lace and a pale-pink satin throw for a luxe detail.
Decorative floral display
Use fabric colours reminiscent of magnolia petals such as sugar pinks, dusky lilacs and china whites. Add rustic accessories and quirky touches, like these loose pebbles.
Photograph by Spike Powell