Earlier in the month we bought you 'Get the Botanical Look' now we bring you the 'Garden Room' - a more feminine, pretty take on the botanical trend that is so big right now.
This look is all about celebrating the beauty of nature and not holding back on your accessories and, of course, flowers.
During the winter months it can be harder to find the inspiration to create this kind of look. But now that the days are long and sunny creating this style can be really fun and quick. The simple addition of a vase of pretty flowers will instantly lilft a room. But if you are looking to keep the 'Garden Room' feel year round you will need to be wise with your choice of furniture.
Dark surfaces are a no-no. Stick to light and natural, or even painted furniture (just as long as its very neutral) such as the pieces in our Burghley range.
A floral sofa may be a tad too much for most people, but a statement chair will give a room personality and help to brighten those dark and dingy winter days. And let's face it, if you are looking to make a statment you couldn't go wrong with a chair like the one below (Murrayfield below in Butterfly garden fabric). Upon seeing this particular chair for the first time most people's reaction reaction was 'Wow, I want that!'
If you do choose to have a 'statement' chair, that is, one which is heavily patterned and/or particularly bright then I would play it safer with the main sofa, going for something neutral that complements the chair. But, of course, a complete suite upholstered in a busy floral pattern can work in the right setting- think chintzy little cottage living room.
If you want to keep a serene feel then choose to accessorise with white flowers. Placing flowers and plants into a hotchpotch of different containers with different finishes helps to give an unfussy, relaxed feel.
You could use pretty glass bottles, ceramic jugs, china teacups, watering cans, mason jars, tea pots.....