x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Six of the Best: Bring spring indoors with floral cushions

Blousy and bold or vintage and dainty, a cushion with floral-print fabric introduces colour, pattern and a sunny outlook to a room.

Matalan blue hydrangea print cushion.
Matalan blue hydrangea print cushion.

1 Classic chic

If you're going for the vintage floral look, seek out Matalan's upcoming spring/summer collection, which includes rose-print tea sets, tableware and this pretty lilac and blue hydrangea print cushion. Dh48 (includes cushion), Mushrif Mall and Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi, and Lamcy Plaza and Arabian Centre, Dubai, www.matalan-me.com

2 Orientalism

Designers Guild's beautiful new collection Kimono is inspired by Japanese painted silks. The colours used in this and the blue version give an otherwise delicate design a wholly contemporary look. Price on request, Maison d'Art, Dubai, www.maisondart.ae

3 Creature comfort

The cottage chic style, as seen here on the Lori cushion, can be spotted in and around the current collection at The One. Look out, too, for its glorious rose-patterned bed linen. Dh129 (includes cushion), The One stores nationwide, www.theoneplanet.com

4 Old favourite

A brand synonymous with floral prints, Cath Kidston produces designs that are often copied but rarely bettered. Her classic Royal Rose print is currently enjoying a strong revival but the neat, contemporary Provence Rose design remains our favourite. £16 (Dh93) (cover only), www.cathkidston.co.uk

5 Crimson tide

At Zara, the flora is flamboyant and painterly; think vivid poppies and embellished orchids. We like this watercolour-style peony design in shades of burnished orange and crimson. Dh25-Dh165, Zara Home stores nationwide, www.zarahome.com

6 Dainty delight

Vintage florals aren't usually Ikea's style, but its new spring range is full of them. The Emmie Stra design, seen here as a cushion cover made from the fabric, is also available as curtains, bedding, table linen and candles. Emmie Stra fabric, Dh25 per metre, Ikea Yas Island, www.ikeauae.com