How to Live the Floral Lifestyle



We love all things floral and try to always incorporate it in our lives. If you're unsure how to, The House That Lars Built has some great ideas and she's back today to share a few...

To me, Laura Ashley will always be known as the original floral lifestyle. The brand encapsulates what it is to be romantic and in tune with the beauty of the earth. As a girl I wore the floral dresses and napped under the bedding. I dreamed about floral curtains and towels and notebooks and wallpaper. I couldn't get enough of it! Like most trends, florals web in and out of style but I'm confident that with the right accessories, living a floral life can live forever. Laura Ashley showed us how to do it first and by learning from their tricks we can apply it to our own lifestyle.

This top image is one of my all-time favorites showing a range of floral patterns layered on top of each other. I love this layered look and if I had the right space, I would definitely think about using this technique.

The following are some of my favorite ways to work florals into your everyday lifestyle:



1. A hanging floral chandelier. This beautifully designed chandelier is the perfect way to keep fresh or faux flowers in sight at all times. http://www.bhldn.com/shop-new/cascade-chandelier

2. Fresh floral arrangements. They shouldn't be a luxury item, but an everyday event. They truly can lift your spirits. Add them into a coordinating Laura Ashley Bloomsbury vase and wallpaper and you’re set! http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/bloomsbury

3. Floral cell phone cover. This one is so dainty and refreshing. http://uncovet.com/simple-yellow-flowers-iphone-case?via=HardPin&u=type105

4. Floral decals for your walls. This decal truly says "I love flowers" and would be a great way to add some punch, especially if you're renting and can't paint or wallpaper. http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Elizabeth-Arden/Pretty-5268.html


5. Floral everywhere! This person decided one floral pattern wasn't enough. They needed them everywhere! On the walls, on the chairs, as fresh flowers. http://pinterest.com/pin/228979962276771289/

6. Floral on a chair. If you have nothing else that speaks to you, this chair upholstered in a lovely Laura Ashley  floral print (Elveden Cranberry) creates a lovely focal point to the room. http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/elveden-floral-linen-cotton-fabric-cranberry?ReturnUrl=LwBtAGEAbgBvAHIALQBiAG8AcgBuADEA

7. Paintings of flowers. One of my very favorite artists is Australian Laura Jones. Her work to me captures the beauty of flowers. In my dreams I have at least one of these in my home. http://laurajones.com.au/

8. Floral tote. Because you need one to tote around wherever you go! This quilted pattern from Laura Ashley is one of my faves! http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/quilted-north-south-tote-bag-capri?ReturnUrl=LwBxAHUAaQBsAHQAZQBkAC0AYgBhAGcAcwA%3d




9. Flowers in your drinks. Fresh flowers in your ice cubes are such a lovely touch to an event. http://wholekitchen.es/cubitos-de-hielo-con-flores-tendencias/

10. Floral clothing. This vintage Laura Ashley jumper is styled in a new whimsical way by the fashion blogger of Stella's Wardrobe. She added on angel wings to create a unique look. http://www.stellaswardrobe.com/2011/06/vintage-laura-ashley.html

11. Stamps. In all my travels, I've noticed that every country has at least one floral stamp. I love sending snail mail and this makes me want to send it even more! http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexjacque/4338909153/

12. Floral prints. If you can't afford original artwork, botanical prints are a lovely way to go. http://vol25.typepad.com/vol25/2013/07/new-peony-study-science-poster.html

13. Floral car. Why not?! http://www.onlinecurtainfabrics.com/catalogue/large_sub2ClarkeClarke-Globaltex-_DitsyRose_Chintz.jpg

14. Pattern for walls and fabric. The Queen Mary is one of my very favorite Laura Ashley prints. It comes in an assortment of applications like wallpaper and fabric. What would you use it on?! http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/queen-mary-floral-linen-cotton-fabric-jade?ReturnUrl=LwBiAGwAbwBvAG0AcwBiAHUAcgB5AA%3d%3d

Did you grow up on Laura Ashley? What was your favorite piece? How do you  keep the spirit alive? Leave a comment below.

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