There’s no doubt about it – botanical hues are in. But how can you bring this rich new trend into your home? Discover how with this simple guide!
Duh! Nothing adds a botanical feel to a room like actual plants. Some plants are better than others, however, so make sure to check out my handy guide on the best perennial plants to keep around the home.
2. Botanical Walls
There’s a few different ways to approach using botanical walls in your interior decoration. One option is to find a lovely wallpaper in a botanical pattern. Maybe that’s abstract vining or a delicate leaf pattern. If a whole room of patterned wallpaper seems a bit too much for you, consider using it on one wall only as an accent point, like below!
The second option is using strong botanical hues in single color paint. Again, this can be used as an accent wall, though more delicate colors can be used to add a softer and warmer touch to any space.
3. Create a Focal Point
Furniture is a great way to create a focal point when decorating with botanical hues. These focal points are even better created when used against contrasting colors. Think of a sofa in a bold mustard color (against darker colored walls) or a beautiful light blue sofa to create a more delicate feel. Chairs in bold colors and furniture in natural or geometric patterns also make great focal points to draw the eye.
4. Use Aquatic Colors
You can remember this rule by remembering this one simple principle: plants need water to survive. So too does your botanical decor need touches of aquatic color. Using aquatic colors allows you to add a delicate touch to any space and gives the room a more calm and inviting feel.
5. Add a Signature Piece
Whether that’s a chair or a bold sofa, add a signature piece to your living room that will shine as the jewel of your collection. If you’ve opted for solid colors in your main furniture pieces, perhaps add a chair with a bold, yet complimentary, geometric pattern. Or maybe you want to add a custom made driftwood table you salvaged from your last beach trip? Whatever it is, make sure there’s a talking piece.
If you want more great tips on decorating with botanical hues, check out this fantastic book, Botanical Style..
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