Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Vintage Floral Decor for Your Home

I'm mad about fresh flowers and often have them at BB Towers. I had never really considered how flowers could be used to reinforce a vintage inspired interior but the very clever Patricia Hall is here to share some rather wonderful ideas on floral chic.

If you are someone who adores a 1950’s vintage look, be sure that you incorporate lots of flowers into the designs you choose for your clothing and your home. While the 1970’s were known as the time of the flower children, the 1950’s saw a huge uptake in the use of flowers as design elements. Just take a look at a show like Mad Men, where you can see floral choices used everywhere. Consider what flowers you like and think about how you can use them throughout your home.
Start with choosing furniture that has floral prints on it.
If you are considering furniture for your home, a pair of lounging chairs can make a huge difference to the look of a room, especially if they have a matching floral print. For something a little more elegant, choose a floral print chaise lounge that is placed right underneath a window. This is a fantastic way to make floral furniture the central point of any home décor project.
Don’t forget that there are options beyond soft furniture for your 1950’s floral exuberance. For example, have you noticed that there are a number of ways to use tile in your home? If you want to give your bathroom a vintage look, use painted tiles to do so. Think about how lovely a row of painted tiles can look running around your bathroom as an eye-level border. On the other hand, if you prefer a more casual look, consider simply throwing a few gorgeous tiles here and there above the tub and around the mirror. If you like the look of small tiles that are brightly painted, consider gluing them to the edge of the mirror. This is a good way bring some colour to the parts of the house that are typically considered colder.
When picking your tile colours, consider the décor of your bathroom. For example, are you someone who loves the natural blues and greens, or do you adore pops of warm red and yellow? There are some wonderful colour options that you can add to a predominantly white bedroom.

Fresh Flowers
Real flowers were used to great effect in the  1950’s. This was a time period where flowers added a small amount of natural curves to furniture and homes that were in many ways very angular. A few beautiful stems in a stylish vase are still a fantastic way to bring a breath of fresh air into the home.
If you are looking for flowers that will recall the look of the 1950’s, remember that daisies are always a good choice. Daises come in a wide variety of colours and they are simple flowers that look gorgeous in nearly any room. Choose a cluster of white daisies for the kitchen or have them made up into a centrepiece for the living room. Flowers can brighten up a room and make it look significantly more well-kept than it would otherwise. To set off your daisies, throw in a few clusters of baby’s breath or some lush green foliage.
If you are ready to take on some home décor, consider flowers and what they can do for your home. Floral décor for the fifties gives any home a deliciously vintage feel, and if you are in the mood for something new, this is a wonderful way to get what you are looking for. Think about the colours that you like and make your picks today!
About the Author
Patricia Hall works part-time for Serenata Flowers an online florist in UK and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.
'To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers - it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways - unity of all mankind!'

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