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Decorating with flower designs on a budget

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s time to update to a spring interior. While clashing patterns are as hot as it gets, there are plenty of plant prints and shapes that deserve a mention. Nothing says spring more than flowers!

Wallpaper

Flower design wallpaper
Image from Front Design

This three-dimensional wallpaper wouldn’t be too complicated to re-create with real flowers. It would be more difficult to maintain however. If you’re investing in new wallpaper, remember to strip the old wallpaper covering properly, as it might peel off the wall otherwise. Plus, poor removal will allow seams to be seen through the new wallpaper, creating a less than flawless image.

A local painter and decorator can advise you on the best design and layout for your space. Get a quote now and bring spring into your home!

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Living walls

Exposed brick wall in loft apartment

A living wall (a type of indoor garden) will freshen up any room. Not only is it a beautiful focal point, but it’ll also improve the air quality by removing VOCs and other toxins from your space.

Plus, a living wall can hold plenty of flowers and other greenery, making it the perfect addition to a flat or apartment without a garden! Check out our ideas and advice for vertical indoor gardens.

A gardener can create a living wall to fit your space.

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Plants, cacti, succulents and leaf picture in front of wall panelling in home

If you’ve got unused floor space by a wall, place a cluster of flowers and other potted plants in the area for a burst of colour. Choose indoor plants that vary in height and size to add some interest to the space.

Furniture

Classic interior design with floral chair, flowers in vase and floral wallpaper

Old furniture that’s seen better days can be easily updated by painting them. Desks, drawers and wardrobes make good projects. Strip off all finish/varnish and then sand thoroughly. A primer might be also be wise to use before you start painting, to ensure that there are no stains that will bleed through the new colour.

Door knobs

Flower design door knobs
Image from Graham and Green

Door knobs instantly transform the look of a wardrobe, chest of drawer or kitchen cupboards. If you’re tired of your interior, but don’t have time to do a complete re-haul, changing the door knobs is a quick fix. Cover them in tin foil if you want to paint doors and cupboards while you’re at it.

Lighting

Image from Things to Love

This laser cut lamp isn’t a flower in the traditional sense, but who said flower designs need to look conventional? The most obvious ways to bring new life into a room is to buy new lamp shades, throws, rugs or cushions. Especially with patterns and prints, it’s enough to have a few accents here and there and not decorate an entire room.

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