Go Botanical, Floral, and “Au Natural” at Home This Spring

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Botanical, floral, and natural – these are three key trend words you need to know about this spring! One might think to quote those immortal words of Amanda Priestley: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” But, as much of 2019 has already shown, “au natural” is the way to go at home (and yes, the misspelling is deliberate).

There are lots of different ways you can approach this interior trend, and we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites just for you!

Botanical Quilt Covers

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Shop the Lena Quilt Cover Set from Linen House at Zanui.

Botanical quilt covers present easy, non-committal ways to work the botanical interior trend into your interiors. They bring plenty of colour and personality to your sleep space, and you can change them up as often as you like.

Quilt covers in lush, tropical prints are a definite favourite at the moment. They’re perfect for creating a laid-back, relaxed, summery vibe in your home.

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Shop the Costa Rica Quilt Cover Set from Linen House at Zanui.

The same goes for more traditional floral designs in pretty, classic, feminine styles. Check out the new Fleurette range from Linen House — those corner ties are to die for!

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Shop the Fleurette Quilt Cover Set from Linen House at Zanui.

Real Wood Furniture

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Shop the Rafi Side Table from Inartisa at Zanui.

When you think of working a “natural” element into your interiors, wood may not be the first thing that comes to mind. We’re not talking about wooden furniture with smooth, shiny finishes and sharp corners, though.

All throughout 2019, we’ve seen a huge focus on raw, rugged timbers. The more rugged and raw, the better!

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Shop the Tyler Side Table/Stool from Amalfi online at Zanui.

Look for unique grains, unfinished surfaces, and even knots in your wood pieces to get that authentic, warm, rustic look we so love at the moment. Side tables in this style are especially in focus right now.

Check out our style guide of natural materials for inspiration!

Linen Everything

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Shop the Nimes Tablecloth from Linen House online at Zanui.

We absolutely adore linen. This may come as a shock – or not, depending on how many of our recent blog posts you’ve read.

Linen comes from the flax plant and is as natural a material as they come. Lightweight and breathable, it’s a wonderful choice for your spring and summer interior styling.

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Shop the Chambray Linen Cushion in marshmallow online at Zanui.

Pure linen can come with a high price tag so we’d recommend starting out small if you’ve never worked with linen before. Linen throws and cushion covers are perfect for taking that initial step.

Linen-cotton blended fabrics also provide a great starting point. Plus, they have the added benefit of not wrinkling quite as much as pure linen fabrics.

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Shop the Nimes Quilt Cover Set, Surf from Linen House online at Zanui.

Once you fall properly in love with linen, you can invest in pure linen sheets, quilt covers or maybe even a linen-upholstered sofa. It’s true that linen becomes softer with age, and quality linen will last you a lifetime, so it’s well worth the investment.

Bamboo Anything

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Shop the Cross Bamboo Shade from Ecology online now at Zanui.

Much the same as linen, all things bamboo are at the top of our spring/summer wishlist right now.

Fun fact: bamboo is actually not a wood, it’s a grass. It’s one of the fastest and tallest-growing grasses in the world. It’s highly sustainable and fully biodegradable, making it super eco-friendly.

This fact gives bamboo a bit of an edge over wood and linen, in that it can be both a hard and soft furnishing. You tend not to have linen side tables or wooden sheets, for example, but you can absolutely have bamboo side tables AND bamboo sheets!

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Shop the Multi-Fit Bamboo Couchmate from Couchmate, online now at Zanui.

There’s so much bamboo can be made into. There are bamboo serving boards, bamboo pendant lights, bamboo mirrors, bamboo towels – to name but a few bamboo pieces in our catalogue.

Bamboo occasional chairs and similar statement pieces are perfect for bringing a tropical or British colonial look to your interiors, both of which are right on trend at the moment.

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Shop these lovely bamboo sheets from Mulberry Threads Co. online at Zanui.

And if you’ve never experienced the silky softness of bamboo sheets, then you need to – immediately. Bamboo sheets wick moisture away from the body, which is great if you suffer from night sweats. They regulate your body temperature, keeping you both warm and cool when it matters.

Bamboo sheets are also naturally hypoallergenic and inhibit the growth of bacteria, so they’re a great choice if you have skin sensitivities or asthma. Plus, they are unbelievably soft and supple – need we say more?

Floral & Botanical Artworks

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Shop the Soft Petals Framed Canvas Print from A La Mode Studio online now at Zanui.

You can’t go wrong with a floral artwork. They’re eternally lovely and work so well in all sorts of interior styles.

From pretty pink blooms that inspire a sense of femininity, to vibrant tropical scenes to abstract botanical artworks in neutral colour palettes, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Earthy Colours

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Shop the beautiful Tilava Oriental Rug, Rust from Rug Culture online at Zanui.

Sage green, clay red, dusty pink, warm terracotta, golden ochre – all of these colours and more have ruled our 2019 colour palette so far.

The pieces you use in these colours may not necessarily be natural themselves, but these hues go a long way to helping bring an earthy, natural feel to your space. That has to count for something!

Elizabeth is a digital content writer and copy editor from Sydney, Australia, with a degree in Media & Communications from the University of New South Wales. When she isn't writing for Zanui, she's usually attempting further study, burying her head in a novel (or writing her own), pestering her cat, or desperately trying to keep her small potted succulent alive.