Botanical trend Spring 2013!
Signs of Spring are appearing, its still chilly outside but its light and bright. With this in mind, it seems as though fresh blooms and leafy greens are making an impact in interior design for the coming season. The botanical trend distinctively boasts a British feel, it welcomes muted, pastel shades with accents of floral motifs, butterfly and insects to interiors. Of course, botanical prints first appeared on the catwalk with designers such as Stella McCartney embracing nature and showing floral prints for her Botanical Resort Collection and now interiors have caught on with this eye-catching trend.
A trend that brings a breath of fresh air into our homes. It is both fresh and feminine and a great opportunity to bring the outdoors in, especially for this time of year. Prints and patterns are essential to achieve this look with colours, tones and textures all inspired by nature. Green is the key colour to have in this palette, but don’t shy away from the bold and beautiful. Use bright shades or even limes for a contemporary twist. Bright colours such as blues, teals, lilacs and creamy whites act as a perfect canvas for this scheme but remember some times its best to keep things understated for maximum impact. If you already have a neutral backdrop than adding a green sofa adorned with floral cushions will really set this trend off.
Bring this look into your home with floral soft furnishings. Bed linen is a brilliant way to refresh your bedroom and instantly sets a botanical scheme. Use cushions with floral prints to add interest, pick out colours such as greens and deep blues to harmonize and balance the room. Enhance the room further by dressing the windows in a floral fabric and finish with blocks of botanical patterns as wall art to add depth and visual appeal to plain walls. Any room can benefit from wallpaper which can refresh a room and there are so many to choose from so create a feature wall behind the bed or above the fireplace for example to introduce a sense of nature in your scheme.
If your not a floral lover than this trend can still work for you, stick to leaves in bold colours for a modern twist and use plenty of wooden furniture and accessories – whether its a picture frame or dining room table, wood brings a touch of the outdoors into your home. Lastly, don’t forget an important, if not the most important aspect of all – fresh flowers. The botanical trend is the perfect inspiration to ensure that there are some beautiful blooms in your home.
If you like the sound of the botanical trend then have a look at the interiors below!
GET THE BOTANICAL LOOK
It is clear that the botanical trend is here to stay, so if your looking to incorporate some freshness into your home then Spring 2013 may just be the best time to do so!
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