Strike a posy – fashion’s new florals for your home
|Calling all home lovers – how much attention do you pay to what’s going on at London Fashion Week (19-23 February)? Not a lot? Well you should, because take it from us, it’s only a short, platform-heeled step (yes, they’re back and we’ll all be tottering around on them soon!) from runway to room when it comes to home fashion trends.Basically, what appeared on the catwalks last autumn (when the designers showcased their looks for spring/summer 16) is now hot news for homes… and what’s currently making headlines in London, New York, Paris and Milan will be making its way into a lounge near us come autumn.
High fashion for your home
This ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ approach to home decorating is, unsurprisingly, due in the large part to the unstoppable rise of social media. With so many photographers, stylists and bloggers posting and tweeting the new fashions within seconds of the model stepping onto the catwalk, it’s little wonder that what used to be a two-year lag between haute couture and home is now almost instantaneous. As homeowners, we see designer looks we love, and we want them in our homes now… and luckily the interiors guys are more than happy to feed our addiction, with collections that reflect the fashion trends hitting the stores on a seasonal basis.
Spring’s top home decorating trends
So what’s on the radar for our homes this spring? Well, you can expect a strong nod to the Seventies, a flourish of animal print and some laid-back neutrals, but one that really stood out on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana, Vetements, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Gucci among others was the trend for over sized flower prints – or as we like to call it, florabundance. These giant blooms strutted their stuff for the fashion houses, and now they’ve sunk their roots deep into interior design too, with everything from sofas, footstools and rugs to wallpaper, cushions and throws displaying flower power.
So how do you bring the glories of the garden to life indoors? We asked interiors stylist and blogger Charis White for her expert opinion on how to work this season’s hottest decorating trend.
Quick home-decorating wins
Fancy a posy rather than a whole bouquet? Charis has some speedy solutions to add just a hint of bloom to your room…
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