Combining my love for minimal style with ditsy florals

6th February 2020

Put minimal interiors into Pinterest and you will be met with hundreds of images, all monochrome in whites or shades of brown, perhaps some greys, but don't even think about finding any pattern in there. It's just not happening... but I don't agree. I think there is space in a minimal calm home for some prints. I am not planning on bright colour blocking with several colours, I am just adding a few florals into a minimal style, creating a softer feel, and you can too.

 

Let me start here by saying I am not a fan of my curtains, I made the wrong colour choice and if you watch my Instagram stories you will find my trying to strip the colour out of them. This said, I think there is a space for soft colours in minimal style, if I wasn't adding florals and prints into the bedding they could stay. It came down to a choice, and I have chosen florals...

 

I wanted to create a calm space in the bedroom, choosing a slightly warmer white than the rest of the house and keeping lots of natural light with a big window and a door. Its east facing which means the colour can appear colder than west or south facing rooms, we have added warmer lights to counteract and use a wake up light to create a sunset feel in the evenings.

 

Trying to keep surfaces as clear as possible we currently have small benches as bedside tables, although these aren't right forever they are perfect for right now. Mike's side has the wake up light, we both have a crystal or two and I move candles around depending on how I feel. I have actually been sleeping with a diffuser on sleep mode which isn't leaving much space for my charger disk.

I love how the natural wood tones keep everything feeling calm and consistent while the different floral layers keep it interesting, soft and oh so beautiful.

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Emma & Mike, husband & wife, homebodys, although not ones to shy away from adventure, we created Vincent Trading with a passion for traditional methods, beauty in imperfection and our planet. 

We live by the sea in South Devon and find ourselves listening to the waves after long days creating, we love nothing more than a cosy night by a fire with our little Cyprus rescue dog Lola. 

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House plants are the perfect addition to ditsy florals, I wouldn't choose to pair with any other floral layers such as big prints or cut flowers as this starts to move away from a calm space.

The additional of the same wood texture bench as the bottom of the bed keeps the eye drawn away from the expanse of florals across the bed and creates consistency.

 

I did have a fluffy rug here but found it was adding too many layers and felt busy, so I have swapped it for this simple cotton rug, I am toying with the idea of removing it all together but this is Mike's side and I am not sure he will agree! 

Overall I think we have a soft minimal space which makes me want to fall into bed at the end of the day and spend long lazy Sundays reading in the morning light. I think the addition of the ditsy florals hasn't distracted from the minimal style but added a layer of soft cosiness, what do you think?

 

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