7 Interior Design Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Once again, it’s that wonderful time of year when the flowers begin to bloom, and the sun is beginning to make an appearance… all of this just in time for Mother’s Day!

It’s at this point that most people decide between the generic gifts: a bouquet of flowers, an expensive box of chocolates or a posh bottle of wine. However, if you’re wanting to go above and beyond this year to make it a special Mother’s Day, this is the perfect gift guide for you!

P.S. Don’t forget to start Mother’s Day off well by bringing your mum breakfast in bed!

Wall Art

Mothers Day painting of flowers
Mothers Day painting of a cat in a flower bush with a house in the background

If your mum enjoys the finer things in life, why not treat her to some art for Mother’s Day?

A unique piece of artwork is among one of the most personal gifts you can give to your mother and is a perfect way of celebrating your mother’s ongoing role in your life!

There are so many different types of art available to buy today and there are also many different ways to purchase it. This makes it both easier and less time consuming to find nice pieces of art that are actually affordable!

2 pieces of homemade art for Mother's Day

You can make Mother’s Day even better with a favourite family photo or some homemade art. Include an inspirational quote from one of her favourite movies, books or songs alongside a piece of art you’ve made or a family photo!

She’ll love hanging this in her living room, her bedroom or some other special place in the house!

Throw Blankets

throw blanket on a couch
gorgeous blanket next to a coffee

Everyone knows mums enjoy being cosy, as well as taking pride in how beautiful and organised their home looks at all times!

One way to make a room appear cosier, as well as making it look nice is to add texture, and throw blankets do just that! A throw blanket helps to add pattern, colour and warmth to any room it’s placed in! You can even bring in more than one throw blanket as each one can help to bring a new look. This works particularly well when matched to other accessories such as decorative cushions. Throws are an inexpensive way to change a room’s appeal and flavour as well as making a room more homely.

throw blanket on living room couch

If it isn’t just décor that she enjoys, keep your mum’s heart AND soul warm this Mother’s Day with a personalised fleece photo blanket. When she curls up under her blanket, she’ll also be reminded of all the love that surrounds her! Perfect for cuddling up on the couch or having a picnic on the grass in the summer!

Scented Candles

decorative candles
decorative scented candles

If your mum is anything like my mum, then it’s more than likely that she has an unhealthy obsession with candles. There are few Mums who don’t enjoy the warm glow of a candle on a breezy night. With a little bit of persistence, it’s easy to find a candle that matches perfectly the personality of the individual you’re gifting.

With so many different candles being available, it can often be hard to decide on just one. There are many different candles, but the best are scented candles.

beautiful decorative black candles

The best-scented candles are known across the world as they have so many different scents. Yankee Candles have a vast range of scented candles and even have one made especially for Mother’s Day! To see what scents your mum prefers is by taking her shopping and asking which scented candles she likes!

This is a good way to gauge which scents she does (and doesn’t) enjoy. Candles are also an excellent way to incorporate colour into a room. Remember to be careful with what colours you choose this Mother’s Day!

Scatter Cushions

decorative scatter cushions

If your mum loves curling up on the couch and watching TV but she already has a blanket, what else can you get her? Decorative cushions/pillows! Decorative scatter cushions are an excellent way to make a living room more exciting as well as increasing comfort.

These scatter cushions have become a common sight throughout British homes since the 80s. However, this age-old interior design trend is still proving popular among mothers that are looking for a unique twist! This makes scatter cushions the perfect gift for your Mum this Mother’s Day!

personalised scatter cushions

The best thing about scatter cushions? You can honestly never have too many! They can be kept in some in storage, or you can even switch them out season by season. This helps to help keep your home looking fresh and on-trend!

You could even go the extra mile and make your mum a personalised cushion! Whether it’s a quote that your mother uses often, one of her favourite song lyrics or even just a message written by you straight from the heart, your mum would be reminded of you every time she sits down! A perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Decorative Bows and Vases

beautiful selection of decorative bowls

Lots of mums enjoy mixing up table decors, whether it’s in the living room, the hallway or dining room. If you’re looking for a unique gift, a memorable gift, one that will be cherished for many Mother’s Days to come, a decorative bowl is just what you’re looking for.

A decorative bowl is perfect to put sweets or smellies for when guests are coming. It also helps to double up as a brilliant place to put keys and other miscellaneous items!

multiple different colours of vases

Vases are also an excellent gift for your Mother and would look even better with some gorgeous flowers in them. With vases being able to be used time and time again, it would make an excellent gift and would look different with each new bouquet of flowers placed into it!

Not to mention, they can certainly add a little bit of sparkle or luxury to your décor as well as being a statement piece that your Mum will use time and again! There are many different places you can get vases and bowls from and Debenhams even sell a Swarovski vase! Imagine the look on her face when gets to Mother’s Day!


3 different types of plants

Flowers are one of the most common gifts on Mother’s Day, and are one of the most popular gifts in general. However, this is not to say that flowers are not a good gift! There are plenty of different bouquets that would boast flowers that would look perfect in most living rooms!

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, a flowering plant can make a great alternative for Mother’s Day. It’s an original and thoughtful gift idea that your Mum is sure to love!

3 different types of plants in a household setting

As well as brightening up the home, indoor plants are minimal maintenance and are long-lasting.  Furthermore, plants have plenty of health benefits! Plants can purify the air, improve ones’ health and even release water into the air. A present that looks nice AND gives health benefits to your beloved mum? It’s a win-win!

Your mother may even take inspiration from your gift and turn her home into a leafy oasis!  Some of the best plants to incorporate into your home are the Spider Plant, Peace Lily, and a mixture of different cacti.

All three of these plants can be seen above, with the Peace Lily undoubtedly being the most beautiful of them all!

Decorative Rugs

Rugs often help to complete the look of a room and help to add colour and character. While they may cost more than a bottle of wine from the corner shop, they’re more than worth the investment! Even if she already has one, it may well be time for an upgrade. With rugs lasting so long, it makes for a perfect long-term gift!

Whether it be a plush shaggy rug or floral-patterned rug, there are few mothers who don’t love the warm, cushy feeling of a rug underfoot. If you look hard enough, you can find a rug that matches perfectly your mother’s personality and style!

As well as adding a burst of colour to a room, rugs can also be used to increase warmth whether underfoot or just in general.

Shaggy rugs are the perfect type of rug to incorporate a little extra warmth into a room and certainly help to add a bit of comfort! Whether a rug is going to brighten up a dark room or help to change up an entire colour scheme, they should not be overlooked as a gift! Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day!

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Hopefully, you’ve now got some ideas on what to get your interior-design-loving-Mum for Mother’s Day! We hope that some, if not all, of these gifts have inspired you!

Whether you end up getting your mum a brand-new rug, a new set of cushions, or even just a bottle of wine, don’t forget to tell her you love her this Mother’s Day.

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What was your favourite gift idea? Let us know with a comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Remember: Mother’s Day is 11th March 2018. Don’t forget to write the date in your calendar!

Mother's Day: Interior Design Gift Ideas She'll Love
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