A perfect space saving interior for summer is the interior trend we like to call Botanical. We saw this look last year with colour and floral together with a vintage vibe but this year it’s all about leafy motifs, organic designs and cool cucumber greens. This is a stunning trend that will take you straight through Summer to Autumn and is perfect for green fingered nature lovers. This trend is very easy to incorporate into most homes, it can be paired with simple clean white lines or complimented with more floral and punchy colours for a more tropical vibe. For smaller homes a fresh and airy option focusing on a palette of whites and off whites will work best.
Botanical Interior Trend
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Although floral motifs are still at the forefront of interior trends and vintage, industrial and retro options taking centre stage, we are gradually seeing more anatomical elements coming into the world of interiors and furthermore we’re being inspired by annual garden shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show which is feeding our desire for more unusual flowers and plants in the home. This Botanical interior trend gives off a more trendier vibe than floral, it embraces nature and the organic structure as oppose to the usual pretty petals and posies pattern we see in the more floral trends. We’re seeing a lot more insect and bird prints, a wilder element to interior. Floral prints can sometimes be restricting when it comes to the home, whilst beautiful and pretty they can sometimes be seen as chintzy, frilly and overly feminine, a look that can be sometimes too overpowering for our homes in particular smaller homes. Botanical motifs and patterns in a palette of deep greens and tropical prints give a more masculine feel and can sit comfortably in more contemporary interiors such as industrial and retro homes.
Wicker, rattan and bamboo add a tropical element to the room
To transfer this look into your home it’s best to start with a blank canvas, white or off white tones will make any room appear bigger, a sense of freshness and natural air is key to any Botanical interior. Start with furniture and lighting, natural materials such as wicker, rattan and bamboo are great on so many levels. They add a tropical element to the room, light toned rattan will also give a fresh airy feel to a room plus it won’t fade in the sunlight. Wicker and rattan finishes also give an unpretentious feel and laid-back notion which is perfect for this botanical trend.
Litecraft offer a range of natural wicker, rattan and bamboo light fittings including our exciting new Honey 1 Light Wicker Wave Ceiling Pendant – Natural. Wicker is becoming a popular material to use in interior trends, we’re also seeing this look in shabby chic and country style homes. Compliment the look with wicker and rattan furniture, think conservatory and outdoor styles indoors. Alternatively you can adopt a more tropical ‘green house’ vibe by choosing a glass lantern or box style light. This will give a more exotic vibe, this look is inspired by mini terrariums housing luscious green plants. Lastly, you’re happy to have just a subtle hint of this interior trend in your home then choose one of our brown leafy chandeliers, our June 5 Light Brown Ceiling Pendant Light features a plethora of curving and twisting arms with a simple leaf detail.
When choosing your base colour think about the space you have, the colour palette for this interior trend is a mixture of earthy greens, browns and creams with hints of blue and exotic yellows. However, if you have a smaller space we advise not to cover all the walls with just one block of colour, this will create a sense of claustrophobia and make the room feel smaller. Either stick to a white or off white canvas or choose just one wall as an accent wall. For larger homes go free with colour you could even incorporate some printed wallpaper for extra pizazz, check out Timorous Beasties beautiful collection of wall coverings in particular Opera Botanica and Oriental Orchid. Featuring stunning leafy patterns entwined with organic floral elements and a hint of exotic colour, these designs aren’t for the faint hearted but add an amazing wow factor to the botanical trend.
No botanical interior would be complete without exotic plants and foliage, fill spaces with luscious green ferns, cactus plants and mini palm trees. Abigail Ahern’s range of faux flowers and plants means you don’t have to constantly buy new plants and there’s no worries keeping them watered, plus they look extremely realistic. Perfect for this interior trend they include forest ferns and eucalyptus plants, ivy bunches and fig trees. To dress up your walls choose framed pictures of leaves and other organic diagrams, you could even make your own using a dry flower press. Finally, accessorise with pale green and exotic yellow and gold throws and cushions for interior layering, make sure you include more leafy detail such as embroidered leaf motifs, try to incorporate fern and leafy engraved vases and ornaments too.
For more inspiration we’ve put together a look book of ideas to recreate this interior trend