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FUN WITH FLORALS

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It’s all about creeping vines, pretty pink roses and fields of gold! Rhea Dhanbhoora brings you a few pieces to help you rock this year’s floral décor trend

Décor this season is summery, bright, colourful and all about being footloose and fancy free. Think of rose gardens, lilac stems and big floral designs running across your pillows and curtains. Sounds like too much? It isn’t! A big trend this season is the granny floral print, which is exactly what it sounds like — cosy spaces that are suffocating under the strain of floral doilies and valances. The trend has moved from furnishing to furniture — that’s right, pieces that are a big commitment to the trend instead of just a throw pillow or a sheer curtain. Take a look at what you could add to your space to get on board with the trend — but remember not to overdo it!

Pretty lights
Pick these pretty downturned lampshades from Anemos. A set of two attached to a wooden plate, they’re perfect for a passageway or an empty corner of your room.
Price Rs 13,500

Storage space

Store your knick-knacks here, shove letters out of sight in the pull-out drawer — whatever you’re using it for, you’ll love this floral cabinet from Sanctum.
Price Rs 1,500

Feeling blue

If all the pinks and reds are getting on your nerves, take a break on this gorgeous blue bench from www.pepperfry.com. The floral print is subtle enough not to be too girly.
Price Rs 17,999

Cube it up

If you don’t want to go too feminine with your floral décor, this bird cube from Tranceforme is a fantastic option.
Price Rs 11,500

Teatime treat

A chest of drawers that will remind you of English tea in the garden, this pink and white block is a good way to add a little flower power to your décor without overpowering it.
Price Rs 2,400

Sit in style

Every home needs an accent chair — and this is the perfect one! Pick up the old-school cream and green chair from www.pepperfry.com — we love its curved, wooden base!
Price Rs 11,999

Place both feet here

For an ottoman that fits in with your theme without being over-the-top floral, pick up this piece from www.mojarto.com
Price Rs 5,200

Lounge in purple

A great piece to lounge on, which will blend in with most décor themes, the big prints on this sofa seat from www.pepperfry.com make it stand out.
Price Rs 43,999

FASHION FOR A CAUSE

The trend has even done some good for charity this year! Varun Bahl designed this plush piece, adapting the brand’s signature florals into a luxe chair for an auction. Held by the NGO Khushii, which stands for Kinship for Humanitarian, Social and Holistic Intervention in India, the chair was sold with a matching ottoman. The entire set was auctioned off for Rs 2 lakh, the proceeds of which were donated to charity.
 

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