Posted 13.09.16

Botanical Beauty

Poppy Sofa

Poppy 3 Seater Sofa in Velvet Touch - Dragon Eye

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.

Fabric Swatches

Fabrics left to right: Bamboo Trail - Lime, Velvet Touch - Blue Coral Snake, House Cotton Linen - Peruvian Tulip, Soft Woven Chenille - Pacific Calm, Velvet Touch - Dragon Eye. Create your own swatch pack and get it delivered for free.

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?

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 Florence or Poppy, which both look amazing in green velvet or a textured chenille. For a real showstopper, how about our 60s inspired swivel chair, Jacob, clad in vivid ‘Blooming Iris’ from our Tweedy Weave collection of fabrics.

How do I complete the look?

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; our Bamboo Trail - Lime fabric is a great combination of both.

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.

Botanical Pinboard

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