Give your living room a floral makeover

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Fantastic florals

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Pink and cream, floral living room from House Beautiful

 
Bring summer inside with overblown floral designs in hot fuchsia teamed with neutral creams and duck egg blue. A strong accent colour like this deep pink ties the scheme together so you can use several different patterns in your soft furnishings, rugs and accessories and still achieve
a coordinated effect.

Moroccan flare

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Morrocan lantern from The Pier

 
Capture the trend for Moroccan-style furnishings and accessories with a pretty, shapely tealight lantern.

Lantern,
£16
The Pier

Revamp an old dining chair

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Chair covered in floral fabric

 
Buy a little extra curtain fabric and use it to re-cover an old dining chair. A couple of metres of material will give a worn seat a complete new look that coordinates with the rest of the room.

Screen, £180, Lombok. Dining chair, £130, The Dormy House, covered in Chatterton, £44 a metre, Osborne and Little

Mix and match

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Floral cushions

 
This season\'s cushions feature bright floral designs with sequins and embroidery. Keep to your accent colour and you can mix patterned with plain.


Floral cushion, £35; pink cushion, £15; both Marks and Spencer. Green cushion, £18, John Lewis

Try a fresher style

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Teapot and cups on a tray

 
A new take on a traditional tea set. Moorish accessories bring in a new pattern but in a neutral white, they blend with the room.


Teapot and cups, £49.95, Really Linda Barker. Tray, £12, Lombok

Keep it simple

summer,home inspiration,inspiring living rooms,soft furnishings,House Beautiful Table with two chairs either side with prints on the wall

 
When using bold colours and large-scale pattern in a scheme it\'s important to keep the shape and style of your furniture unfussy. A modern console table looks stunning flanked by two simple, fabric-covered occasional chairs.

 

Tiga console table, £349, Marks and Spencer. Tall lidded pot, £29.95; wide lidded pot, £35; both Parlane. Lamp, £70; Gemma lamp shade, £20; all John Lewis. Photograph frame, £10; vase, £15; both The Pier. Dining chairs, £190 each, The Dormy House. Chair covers made up in Chester Fuchsia fabric, £29 a metre; Cushions made up in Chester Cleedon fabric, £29 a metre, both Jane Churchill, piped in Montreal, £24.50 a metre, Villa Nova. Oriental watercolour framed prints, £158 each, Arc Prints

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