Hot Trend: Floral Decor
Experience the beauty of spring in the comfort of home with these accessories inspired by nature's blooms.
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a flourish of blossoms and buds we can’t get enough of. But just as the sunny weather inspires us to spend more time outdoors, it also sparks a desire to bring some of that flowery goodness into our homes. Here’s some our our favourite ways to bring that floral beauty indoors.
Ikea PS MASKROS Pendant Lamp
Reminiscent of a puffy dandelion, this pendant lamp from Ikea adds a playful touch to any home. When the room is dark, the lamp casts a faint flower pattern onto the walls, further immersing you in the beauty of springtime. $99, Ikea, www.ikea.com
Floral Metal Hand-Painted Cocktail Shakers
Who could resist a drink made in one of these vibrantly coloured, hand painted cocktail shakers? The stainless steel shakers—which come in assorted colours including pink, yellow, green, and blue—will make creating a cocktail more fun than drinking it. $39.95, Cookworks, www.cookworks.ca
Lily Silk Pillow Cover
An easy way to incorporate floral prints with the rest of your furniture is with throw pillows, and this silk cover from Houzz should do just the trick. You can switch out the removable floral print cover as the season requires, though its sleek Thai silk material may inspire you to leave it on through fall. $17.50, Houzz, www.houzz.com
Crumpled Trees Metallic Traditional Paste Wallpaper
Chicago-based designer Noël Ashby creates an indoor forest with his dainty, branch-print wallpaper. Use it to create a subtle accent wall that will draw the eye, or to line shelves in your home. The print comes in metallic gold on cream, and aqua on silver-white. $139, CB2, www.cb2.com
Hydrangea Table Runner
A cousin of the tablecloth, a table runner is a modern way to add some flavour to a dining room table. This cotton hydrangea print runner created by Lowcountry Linens and available at Anthropologie is no exception, brightening up dinnertime with its sky blue and green pattern. $68, Anthropologie, www.anthropologie.com
Andrew Bannecker Designer Teacup
Start your day off right by having your morning cup of tea in this designer teacup from Crate and Barrel. Artist Andrew Bannecker takes a fresh approach to the spring motif with his fusion of floral and polka dot prints—because we all need a touch of whimsy first thing in the morning. $55.17, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.com