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6 ways to make your home pretty with floral art


by Milly

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet

Every interior designer’s secret weapon, there is no home that a pretty peony or a bunch of tulips couldn’t brighten. If you’re after a year-round bloom, floral art prints are the perfect solution. Be it a botanical illustration or an abstract watercolour, there’s a floral art print to suit every style. So read on to discover six (easy) interior design ideas for decorating with floral art prints.

1. Make a Point with Colour

via Vibeke Design
Inspiration via Vibeke Design

Keep your floral prints looking fresh by sticking to a single colour scheme. Match an RHS floral print with green accessories – try recycled glass bottles, a vintage painted stool, or a gingham table cloth. To make it easy for you to find the perfect print for your colour scheme, you can refine our floral art collection by colour. Just select your favourite colour from the drop down menu and browse to your heart’s content.

2. Bring Zen from the Orient

Rory Robertson Japanese Art Print
Inspiration via Rory Robertson

Bring zen to your interior with a beautiful Japanese floral print. A common motif of Japanese art, flowers play an important part in Shinto, a native religion of Japan which looks to the cycles of earth and the changing of seasons. The lovely but short-lived blossoming cherry tree, evokes a sense of time passing and transformation. Our V&A collection offers some of the finest Japanese prints. Opt for a large size canvas or oversized print and keep the rest of your interior minimal.

3. Cut to the Contemporaries

Prints by Clare Owen
Prints by Clare Owen

For a modern take on the trend, pick a floral print by one of our contemporary artists and team with a simple black or white frame. Try Claire Brooker for floral art that is both elegant and striking. Or if you want something contemporary with a vintage twist opt for Marion McConaghie’s floral collages. McConaghie combines pages of encyclopedias and maps, overlaid with painterly techniques to create pretty artworks. For a bold floral print, choose the very cool graphic designs of Simon C Page.

4. Gather Vintage Florals

Flower Fairies collection
Prints from the Flower Fairies Collection

Once the preserve of your grandmother’s curtains, floral chintz is making a comeback.  For a trendy wall art display, group vintage floral prints together. The more chintz the better.

Try our Flower Fairies collection for a magical display.

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Prints from the William Morris Collection

For a nod to chintz, opt for prints from our William Morris collection. To keep the look on trend, pair Morris prints with contemporary frames. Team the florals with a romantic interior; pastel shades, vintage fabrics and vases of cut flowers to complete the look.

5. Go Simple and Supersize

Reflections in Lavender - Doug Chinnery
Reflections in Lavender by Doug Chinnery

Stripped back florals – be it a silhouette of a flower, a simple illustration or an abstract collage – look wonderful as supersize artworks. Doug Chinnery’s floral prints are beautifully stark, while Fiona Howard combines monoprinting, collage and illustration to striking effect. If you’re after a colourful scandi look, try artist Ellen Giggenbach who creates works with simple shapes and unusual colour combinations.

6. Choose Bright Blooms

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Quentin by bluebellgray

To really make a floral statement, opt for a bright and colourful floral print. For abstract works look no further than Scottish interior brand bluebellgray. These fresh watercolour abstracts are the perfect way to inject a splash of colour into your home. Instant mood boosting guaranteed.

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