Micro trend: New botanicals

From arboretum-inspired motifs to hothouse plant life, foliage takes on a fresh look this season. It’s time to welcome all things green and pleasant into the home.

Fresh and inviting, the botanical trend is a simple way to add character and energy to a scheme.

Energising and uplifting, plants and plant motifs have huge decorative potential in the home and enduring appeal. Botanical prints for fabrics and wallpaper are pretty without being over-feminine and they work just as well in
modern, country or classic schemes.

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1. GREEN GODDESS

Delicate branches of hazel set against a soft ivory background evoke a serene and elegant look. Echo the wallpaper and bring the design to life with a single branch displayed in the foreground. 

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2. IN FRAME

Introduce botanical style in an understated way by framing a favourite wallpaper or fabric. A grouping of vases beneath will draw the eye to your bespoke and full-of-impact artwork.

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L’Eden Bourgeon wallpaper, £75 a roll, Maison Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild.

3. STAND OUT

Inspired by American folk art, this dreamy wallpaper will ensure a wonderful and whimsical welcome in an entrance hall. Team with bold furnishings that can hold their own against the fantasy backdrop.

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Mythical Land wallpaper panel, £378, Kit Kemp collection, Andrew Martin.

4. LAZY SUNDAY

This trellis wallpaper speaks of blissful summer days in the garden. Working geometric motifs into the scheme gives the finished look a modern edge.

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Wisteria Botanical Botanica, 115/5016 wallpaper, £95 a roll, Cole & Son.

5. SERENE GREEN

Create a verdant table setting with artisanal ceramics swathed in foliage and deep forest greens. For a final flourish, place plants in mugs or glasses at each individual place setting. 

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Leaf imprint square table, £2,000, Petersham Nurseries. 

6. FLORA AND FAUNA

In spring and summer, this curtain filled with dense foliage will echo the greenery outside. Come winter, it will compensate for your garden’s bare branches. These botanicals are easy on the eye, courtesy of a palette of soft greens, blues and pinks.

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Curtain in English Oak in Teal LF2097FR/002, velvet, £69.90m, Linwood.

7. MODERN CLASSIC

Small spaces can be elevated with bold decorating choices, like this compelling pictorial terrarium wallpaper and moody moss-green tongue-and-groove panelling.

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Terrarium Ink/Multi wallpaper, £99 a roll, Sanderson. Tongue-and-groove panelling, from £49 a sheet, The English Panelling Company.

8. IN BED

An intricate botanical fabric acts as both a decorative bedhead panel and a pleasing focal point. 

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