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
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.
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!
Real Wood Furniture
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!