We all look forward to that odd weekend when we can slip away from the city, relax and get back to nature.
The natural world boasts a certain tranquillity that seems to evaporate the stresses and strains of everyday life, leaving us feeling calm and refreshed. So why not bring a bit of the great outdoors inside, and create a leafy, green escape at home?
The botanics trend is hugely popular right now. Follow our simple tips and master this look in your home.
Colour: Not to be confused with florals, botanics is lush and leafy without the colourful blooms. Think dense, jungle greens, teals, dramatic charcoal greys and earthy tones.
A simple, rich colour palette works wonders for this trend, and the deep hues re-awaken our senses and revitalise even the smallest of spaces. Add warmth and depth by introducing beaten copper accents and finishings.
Shapes & Patterns: Botanics is all about reconnecting with nature and bringing wild elements inside. Convey the idea of an eco-rich rainforest by using shapes and patterns that create visual interest.
Greenhouse-inspired wall papers, leafy motifs on quilt covers, cushions and art prints can all help to elicit a serene and tropical feel in your space.
Freshness: Real plants add life to a room, and they can be surprisingly versatile. Like furniture or artwork, plants can be used as a major feature in your room and add a little drama.
Make use of large potted plants to fill corners or break up a space. Alternatively, an assortment of smaller groups of different sized potted plants have a more subtle look. Hanging planters are also very popular, or for something with bucket-loads of impact, try a vertical wall garden as a feature.
What do you think of the botanics trend?