Edited 01.11.18

Botanical Beauty

Melody Sofa

Melody 2.5 Seater in Chunky Weave - Wild Thyme, Melody Footstool in Chunky Weave - Wild Thyme, Melody 4 Seater in Velvet Touch - Woodland Moss, Shoreditch Taupe Rug

The Summer may be fading, but you can bring the outside in by embracing beautiful ‘botanicals’. The world of fashion has been home to the botanicals trend for the past few seasons, but it can now be seen coming through in the world of interior design and home decor.

The botanicals theme isn’t all about bold florals - instead, inspiration is taken from nature in the form of organic shapes, references to plant-life and a palette of tonal greens and yellows.

Green Fabric Swatches

From left: Chunky Weave - Wild Thyme, Velvet Touch - Woodland Moss, Urban Tweed - Rooftop Garden, Velvet Touch - Bean Stalk, Family Friendly Kaleidoscope Weave - Persian Lime, Scion Metsa - Limeade

You’ll find botanically-inspired tones across our curated collection of fabrics. Opt for beautifully decadent moss green velvet or keep it neutral by choosing a tweed with subtle threads of green running through. Select up to 8 gorgeous green swatches and get them delivered for free.

Botanical Teal Cushion

How do I sow the botanical seed?

A living room dominated by green may not be everyone’s idea of interior heaven, but adding a few botanically inspired accessories to a neutral colour scheme will automatically inject vibrant colour - after all, green is associated with life, luck and hope. Start small by introducing throws and cushions; our Botanical Teal Cushion, with it’s subtle plant-inspired print, is the perfect example. Mix with other plain fabric cushions in tonal shades to create a naturally inspired array.

What about a green sofa?

Green Sofas

From left: Holly 3 Seater in Urban Tweed - Rooftop Garden, Briony 2.5 Seater Pillow Back in Velvet Touch - Woodland Moss, Josie 3 Seater in Family Friendly Kaleidoscope Weave - Persian Lime

Upholstered furniture in shades of green can make a real statement and look stunning against white walls and bright windows. A strong colour deserves a strong shape - we’d recommend bold pieces such as Briony or Holly which both look amazing in green velvet or a textured tweed. For a real showstopper, how about our 60s inspired swivel chair, Jacob, clad in vivid ‘Metsa - Limeade’ from our collection of Scion accent fabrics.

How do I complete the look?

Green Velvet Sofa

Rose 3 Seater in Velvet Touch - Woodland Moss, Harrison Circle Footstool in Velvet Touch - Woodland Moss, Shoreditch Smoke Rug

If you’ve chosen a green sofa, then you may want to choose an alternative fabric for your chairs or footstools. Green works perfectly with neutral and grey tones; Wild Thyme (Chunky Weave) is a great combination of both and is a subtle green twist on a neutral fabric. If green is your thing, then double it up! Take inspiration from Rose (shown above) and choose a footstool that matches your sofa.

Scour local junk shops for vintage botanical prints - hung in simple frames, they add natural sophistication to bare walls, or bring some real nature (and much welcomed oxygen) into your home with leafy houseplants such as the succulent Aloe Vera or a sculptural Palm. Here are a few of our favourites:

Sculptural Houseplants

From left: Palm, Fig, Monstera, Olive - all available from good garden centres

Be Inspired

For more inspiration head to Pinterest and explore our 'Botanicals' pinboard.

Botanical Pinboard