How to incorporate flowers into the home this summer

When you are planning your interior décor scheme, one of the loveliest ways to brighten your home’s rooms is by incorporating flowers to give that extra bright touch to your spaces.

Floral decorations are not necessarily everyone’s taste but you can bring lots of vibrant color to your rooms by choosing carefully. For example, if your home is fairly minimalist in terms of its furnishings and fittings, you probably only need a few splashes of color to draw the eye. If you love all things floral, then you’ll be looking to add more than a splash and there are plenty of ways you can do this.

Coordinate your color scheme: Summer is the perfect time for bringing flowers into the home. Winter has been banished for another season, spring flowers have made their delightful appearances to signal the earth is warming up and the growing season is here, and now you have plenty of opportunities to bring the warmth of summer into your home.
The best way to start is to look at your rooms and what furniture and fittings you have, with a view to giving everything a makeover. A large space will easily take bold floral designs for re-covering sofas and chairs, matching the designs on drapes and scatter cushions.

As an alternative to drapes, you could look into installing wooden shutters. There is a huge range of shutters available, and if your windows are different shapes and sizes then you can get them made to measure. Shutters are ideal to help you control the amount of light that comes into rooms, and you can easily incorporate the flower theme by stenciling or simply painting some pretty flower pictures onto them.
Floor coverings and tableware: An attractive rug with flower motifs can instantly brighten up a room, so look out for ones that will match whatever you have decided to do with your floral theme. When looking for tableware, search for mats that have colorful flowers on them, and add a tablecloth to match. For smaller rooms, seek out delicate painted tableware and wineglasses that are engraved with bunches of grapes.

Cut flowers: There’s no better way to bring flowers into your home than by having cut flowers scattered around surfaces, in vases or other receptacles. They add a real sense of freshness to rooms, and are perfect for experimenting with a range of shapes and colors. If you want to make a bold statement then dahlias are ideal, and irises are arguably one of the most beautiful types of flower to display in all their myriad of colors.

Roses are always a favorite as cut flowers – they’re not just for Valentine’s Day! – and their color variations will allow you to mix and match to your heart’s content. Tulips, carnations, you can please yourself when it comes to the range of choice for cut flowers.
Bright and fresh: Flowers make a real difference to your home, whether from your garden or your local florist, so you can bring out the brightness and freshness of your interior décor.