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April Showers Bring May Flowers
April Showers Bring May Flowers
25th April 2024
We believe that the change of seasons offers the perfect opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate your living space, whether that means a complete scenery overhaul, fresh floral arrangements or incorporating new designs into your home decor. Embrace the spirit of "April showers bring May flowers" and feel inspired to bring a touch of renewal and vitality into your home.

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

After months spent indoors, there's nothing quite like the sight of fresh greenery and blossoming flowers to lift the spirits and refresh your interior. Fill your home with flowers from your garden (or your local florist). Whether they are delicately arranged cut flowers in a vase or lush potted plants, there's no such thing as having too many. Their presence brings natural beauty, freshness and a pop of colour to any space. Positioning seasonal flowers and plants throughout your home decor and accessories allows you to incorporate their vibrancy, natural shapes, and distinctive textures into your interior space. Style your beautiful bunch in one of our glass Bolla Vases for a chic look, or if you are looking for more of a textural vibe, then our cotton mache Pentola Vases are ideal. Plants can highlight a room's strengths or camouflage its weaknesses, and the temporary nature of cut flowers means you can treat yourself to new ones every week - without any guilt of adding to plastic waste!

Flowers for your Health

Having flowers in the home isn't just a trend to make a room look good - they make spaces feel more alive, and even have a clear positive impact on our wellbeing. Physically, plants can contribute to better air quality by absorbing pollutants and releasing oxygen, and there are plenty of psychological benefits too.

Whether its spending time outdoors or in a lush green garden, buying quirky potted plants or adding a bouquet of fresh flowers to your coffee table, the impact that these natural elements have on interior spaces is nothing short of transformative, especially for spring and summer.

Grow Your Mind

Research has shown that plants and flowers can have a calming effect, helping to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Their presence can contribute to a soothing atmosphere that promotes relaxation and improves mood. 

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It’s even been shown that plants and flowers can enhance concentration and creativity - bear this in mind when planning your home office or study area. Whether it's caring for indoor plants, or being out in the garden the act of caring for plants, trimming and arranging flowers can be therapeutic in itself, providing a sense of purpose and accomplishment. This activity encourages mindfulness and fosters a deeper connection with nature, which is especially beneficial in today's fast-paced, technology-driven world.

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Birdie’s Favourites

Whether you are searching for a bouquet for a friend, a way to dress up your tablescape or looking for ideas of what to put in your garden, here are Birdie’s top 3 spring flowers to inspire you!

Alliums - commonly known as ornamental onions, alliums are a striking genus of flowering plant, perfect for adding a touch of drama and elegance to your garden. Their flowers can often be seen in their purple pom-pom form, however they can also be grown in white, yellow, pink and blue varieties. Whether planted en masse for a dramatic effect or as single stems displayed in a vase for a touch of whimsy, alliums infuse any space, indoor or outdoor, with their unique charm and playful nature.

Tulips - an iconic spring flower, with their vibrant hues and elegant shape, tulips are perennials and originate from Central Asia. They are available in a kaleidoscope of colours, ranging from soft pastels to rich, deep tones, and also come in various forms including lily, fringed, parrot, and peony varieties. Many variations are well-suited for enhancing borders, flower beds and all are simply wonderful in a vase on your spring dining table.

Irises - a flower bed companion to alliums, the flamboyant blooms of irises range from bold blues and purples to soft pinks and yellows, and often contain more than colour. By strategically incorporating irises into your garden layout, you can create bold schemes that not only look great but also boost the ecosystem of your garden by attracting pollinators, like bees! Of course they are simply stunning in a vase on a windowsill too, but don’t forget to refresh their water every three days or so.

Floral Designs

If real flowers or plants aren’t your thing (maybe you have a talent for neglect, over-watering or just find them too much hassle) then stick with the floral theme by incorporating botanical motifs into your style choices. For the spring season, swap out the heavy, dark prints and fabrics of winter for lighter, airier options like cotton and linen.

Our Cotton Crochet Bedspread is the perfect base from which to layer a soft throw and colourful cushions, and the intricate crochet detailing naturally compliments floral designs.

Embrace pretty florals that balance with geometric designs, such as pairing our Flora Cushion with a Viale Block Print Cushion, to achieve a fresh and vibrant aesthetic. Incorporating soft furnishings with bursts of florals is an effortless way to add colour and a touch of nature to your home.

Take our beautiful Andalusia Cushion, which is a beautiful example of a floral design incorporating several colours you can then draw on for the rest of your scheme. It pairs beautifully with our pink Ori Throw, and why not add a statement rug under foot such as our new Striped Rug in green or blue. The pieces are tied together by the colours in the cushion, and the stripes of the rug bring balance to the flower motif.

Experimenting with block colours such as our Tara Cushion or geometric patterns can bring a modern twist to your space, have you considered our new Capilla Block Print Cushion? This luxurious linen cushion features a gentle tile motif with playful scalloped edges—perfect for adding depth and interest to your spring scheme. 

Painted Pieces

Take to the walls and embrace the arrival of spring by choosing artwork that radiates vibrancy and joy, rather than anything moody and deep. Opt for botanical prints, florals and anything inspired by the beauty of nature such as Sophie Hardings bright flower still life paintings, Andrea Curtis’ pastel pieces, or Kate Mullock’s deep blue cyanoprints, featuring hydrangeas. For a more indirect yet still spring-like choice of artwork we recommend a piece by Claire Oxley or Dana Finch, whose artworks present beautiful palettes and botanical subject matter in an abstract style.

Diana Forbes’ pieces are inspired by an appreciation of home and seasonal meadows, with leafy branches and white flowers against an unwavering blue summer sky -  great for a spring or nature inspired interior. For a morecontemporary look, choose Hannah Watt’s colourful collage flowers with a bright mixture of colour and pattern. Any artwork is a great place to start, or a lovely finishing touch when styling your interior! 

Visit The Gallery on our website to see more artworks by our fabulous artists.

Whether you prefer a bold statement or a delicate touch, floral prints and nature inspired motifs have the power to infuse colour, texture, and captivating visual allure into any space.

You can shop our latest collection of soft furnishings, lighting and home accessories for Spring and Summer here!

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