Quintessential English gardens fill to the brim with beautiful flowers and heady aromas have a classical style harking back to the time when gardens were formal for the wealthy, with borders laid out with precision, neatly manicured lawns and borders overflowing, while country cottages used the same abundance of flowers but with a less formal and more natural planting schemes.
The plants that we have come to affectionately regards as quintessentially English include delphiniums, lupins, cornflowers, sweet peas, love-in-a-mist, foxgloves and stocks.
These flowers typically have hues of pretty pinks and blues making them an ideal colour choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
To get the look:
Delightfully chic floral bedding with a coordinated patchwork quilted cover offer a Shabby Chic style that’s easy on the eye. Soft pastels colours enable walls of dreamy creams and white to highlight the style without competing for attention.
Full of summer sunshine and beautiful flowers this style of bedding set is ideal for country cottage motifs. It has a natural look with splashes of brights to lift it from the mundane.
Refined elegance with a quintessentially English appeal the soft colours provide a peaceful tranquillity conducive to restful sleep.
To get the look you don’t have to go for overly fussy Chintz prints, modern floral patterned work really well, especially those on white or cream backgrounds.
Give your living room a traditional style with full length floral curtains complete with a coordinated valance and tie-backs.
Contemporary interiors can also have a floral touch, and while pretty floral curtains and bedding may not be in keeping, floral floor rugs certainly are.