Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Fun with florals

July 25, 2012

Here at 25 Beautiful Homes we’ve always loved a pretty floral print, and whether it’s rain or shine, they never fail to put a smile on our faces. From delicate to bold, graphic to vintage, floral prints help create a warm feel within the home…


We love this feminine boudoir which uses shades of soft pink and cream, with a delicate floral design.


 Vintage-style florals are used within this dining area on the cushions, tablecloth and within the shelving unit. They’re even carried through to the crockery, with some pretty blooms as a centrepiece on the table.



 A bright-coloured floral wallpaper has been used to create a feature wall in this sitting room, with a variety of pretty cushions and equally bright curtains. Bold, yet beautiful.


Feature wall with flair

May 28, 2012

When it comes to decor I’m simple-minded, if you get my meaning. I’m not one for fuss, but I still admire those who can put together lots of ideas and make it work as a whole. Take a look at this detail with its feature wall and oriental console table, around which there’s all manner of vintage accessories with a vase of understated flowers at its heart. Surely it shouldn’t work, but it does!

Seán O

Pretty as a picture…

Banish those New Year blues!

January 9, 2012

How depressing is it when you have to finally dismantle the tree and take down the decorations? Very! Ok, it declutters the place and gives you back the precious space that your 6ft (wide!) fir took up, but the place looks so bare (bit like the tree). So how do you add some warmth to the room again? Well burning the tree is a start – especially if you’ve got a real fire, like me :-)  – but the other answer is obvious: bring in some more plants for that Winter/Spring look. Do that and you’ve got the colour, you’ve got the smells, you’ve got the cost… Forget the last bit, the expense is well worth it!  Check out this selection of 10 top indoor plants on  If you still need convincing, check out these rooms from February’s 25BH and you’ll be, ahem, green with envy…

Seán O

Subtly coloured lilies...

...or verdant ferns

Country-style decorating idea – vintage florals

May 7, 2010

I found some really pretty ways to decorate with florals in the May issue of Country Homes & Interiors. They’re perfect for adding a touch of country charm to your space, without breaking the bank (… or actually buying a house in the country!)

Find inspiration with these beauties …

Liven up a bed with colourful throws and beautiful floral scatter cushions.

roomenvy - country cushions bedroom

roomenvy - country cushions bedroom

Be inspired by your surroundings! You can actually make this pretty apron – click here for a Saturday afternoon of crafting!

roomenvy - garden room

roomenvy - garden room

I want to be the girl with a floral shopping trolley, but I’m not sure my impromptu trips to Tesco could pull it off?

roomenvy - blooming good wallpaper

roomenvy - blooming good wallpaper

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English-garden style

April 14, 2009

I don’t know about you, but this look makes me long for Summer that little bit more. I love the oversized curtain print in fresh apple green and the smart botanical accessories. Don’t want to go overboard? Balance the garden greens with neutral upholstery and chunky dark-wood furniture.

Find out more about this living room

living room

living room