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Vintage Flowers: Layer Upon Layer

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014

Vintage Flowers: Layer Upon Layer

Teaming pretty vases of flowers against vintage floral wallpaper may sound a bit much, but trust us, layering flowers with flowers makes for a gorgeous interior look that is fresh, stylish, easy and in-trend.

Check out these ideas and tips below for a little creative inspiration.

Keep it Simple

Tip #1: Vintage floral wallpaper can be ‘busy’, so choosing just one type of flower that picks out a colour in the paper is a great way to start.

pretty vintage floral wallpaper   pretty ranunculas

Vintage Wallpaper – Vintage Vases

Tip #2: Vintage floral wallpaper generally works best with vintage-era vases. Use an old mason jar if you don’t have the right vase. Or rummage through op shops for jam jars, pastel-coloured parfait glasses, crystal bowls or cocktail tumblers…

daisies  vintage floral wallpaper

Use Classic Cottage Garden Blooms

Tip #3: With feminine vintage floral wallpaper, opt for old fashioned, ‘English country garden flowers’ such as the dainty Cecile Brunner roses pictured below, rather than bold natives and exotic orchids.

pretty vintage wallpaper pink   Cecil Brunner roses

Contrasting Colours

Tip #4: Sometimes vintage floral wallpaper comes in out-there Seventies colours, like this bold blue print featured below. A contrasting colour such as orange, or these simple yellow ‘Billy Balls’ in a matching blue (or white) vase not only stand out against the paper, but maintain an essence of simplicity when there is so much happening in the print design.

craspedia   vintage wallpaper blue

Keep to the Era

Tip #5: If your wallpaper is from the 1920’s, for example, consider opting for a floral arrangement that is also typical of this period.

1920`s vintage wallpaper   poppies

So there you have it. Five tips from our in-house floral gurus on how to style vintage flower covered wallpaper with flower arrangements. Because let’s face it – you can never have too many flowers in the house!

For more gorgeous vintage floral wallpapers and flower inspirations check out our Pinterest board.


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