I don’t think I have ever met anyone who doesn’t like flowers. Bringing nature into your home is a hugely satisfying and beautiful thing to do. It doesn’t have to be done with pre-made fabrics and wallpapers – with just a little imagination you can create something amazing.
Although this is a beautiful way to display flowers, you don’t have to have a tree trunk or even a pillar in your home to create this look. Just hang various vintage jugs on a wall and fill with fresh summer blooms.
For a more permanent look, get a pencil out and draw some florals freehand, or if you are no artist trace them and transfer onto a wall. Finish in a matt varnish and you have a unique and stylish mural.
I have done this in my home and it is easy peasy. Just use a stencil and fill the holes with Polyfilla instead of paint. I think the 3D bird may be a little more difficult but it’s worth a try!
This clever idea could actually be used in the home too. Cover an umbrella with dried flowers and hang it upside down over a ceiling light fitting. How cool would that look?
If you’d prefer to buy your flowers than make them, I recommend a piece by Claire Basler – I have been a fan of hers forever. She uses her distinctive hand painted florals on all sorts of media with great effect. This huge lamp is one of my favourites.
This floral sofa has been covered in one of Claire Basler’s fabrics.
She also paints the most amazing huge pots in all shapes and sizes. They’re so pretty they don’t even need to be filled with flowers.
Throws, wall panels, artificial flowers dotted around one wall, go on and try this floral look. It’s a versatile style that will suit any home.
Based in Northumberland's National Park, Di Overton (owner of mydeco.com's very own supplier Ghost Furniture) has a passion for all things rustic and vintage. Lovingly restoring lost and forgotten furniture found at flea markets and vintage fairs both in the UK and France, Di has a great eye for a piece with potential. Take a look at her blog here - designersblock.blogspot.com. You can follow Di on twitter @GhostFurniture Read more posts by Di.