Maybe it’s because I was an 80’s teenager and I loved chintz, maybe it’s because roses are my favorite flower, maybe it’s because Spring is my favorite season, but I just LOVE a good floral pattern! Artwork, fabric, cushions, bedding…you name it…if it has blooming flowers I stop and take a look. I am loving that it is making a comeback in interiors so I thought I’d provide some inspiration in case you are a fellow blooming-rose-all-things-spring-lover like myself!
As you can see my love of floral abundance was present even in my late teen years when I convinced my parents to buy me this lovely bedding that I loved for many a year. Shabby Chic was all the rage and I gathered every scrap of lace, every vintage china dish, every chintz like fabric I could afford and either displayed them in my room or hoarded them under my bed in my “hope chest” of sorts.
Now, years later, my head still turns when I see a cluster of roses and I have used them sparingly in our house as you can see here and here. But after our long, long winter, I am craving color and am currently on the hunt for some new artwork, pillows, SOMETHING to add some life to our living spaces. I picked up a cushion at Homesense this week and it really brightened up our sofa…but I want more (much to my husband’s chagrin)! So, I decided to take a look around at some retailers and see what they have to offer and here is what I found!
1. Wall Art/2. Scarf/ 3. Canvas/ 4. Journal/ 5. Salad Dishes/ 6. Pink Blossom Vase/ 7. Aqua Blossom Vase /8. Throw/9. Pillow
Can you not see one of these items adding that little bit of “spring” in your step? Pun intended 😊
Here are a few other items I found in my search. This chair from Pier 1 is for the die-hard floral lover. Thinking…sunroom? Office chair? Bedroom perch?
Then there is this amazing watercolor floral bedding I spotted at The Bay…wouldn’t it be lovely in a guest room? Or teen girl’s room? So many colors you could pull from this….it’s so refreshing!
Of course, I can’t leave out of my favorite go-to places for accessories—Homesense! Here is some Spring inspiration from their website.
This house is LOADED with color! I have to admit, as I sourced these images I came across a few photos of gray sofas with pops of floral cushions…so Canadian! (Read safe sofa choice + equally safe florals) What I loved about this showhouse is there is nothing safe about it! Filled with color, contrast, pattern, surprises…it is classy and gutsy at the same time.
Now I know not everyone can live their lives with this kind of very decorated look or saturated color, but I hope you can see these images and be inspired to freshen up a room in your home! Stop and think about it for a bit…it doesn’t have to be a whole-home overhaul…but bring Spring in this year in a new way.
I know you can do it!
I'll leave you with one more thing...the picture of that gorgeous DIY Tulip Wreath you saw in the cover photo. Welcome Spring into your home-- right at the front door!