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What colours work well with the botanical trend?
Botanical inspired design embraces the full spectrum of refreshing, restful green shades from soft greens with subtle yellow undertones to beige greens, olive shades and rich, dark greens. Warm forest browns, light tans and neutrals work well together while lighter shades of grey can create balance and contrasting coolness.
Create a refreshing look by incorporating whites into your décor as a background colour within your botanical prints, in your window dressings (white plantation shutters look fabulous!) and in the pots containing your indoor plants.
Black accents can help to break up a sea of greens and browns, contrasting with your whites for bold and uplifting splashes of colour.
As home designs have evolved to embrace copious amounts of natural light and an open-plan lifestyle, it makes sense to enhance the indoor/outdoor flow by incorporating more nature-inspired accessories and style within our interior design. Cue the popular botanical trend, bringing the outdoors in with the use of nature’s colour palette and natural fibres and textures.
How to create botanical-inspired flooring
Botanical style flooring is created with the use of natural browns, light greys or neutral tones blending with real or faux indoor plants and botanical prints. Accessorise these with natural fibres such as jute, cotton, wool, wicker, sisal and wood to complete the look.
As the botanics trend can be created by the use of these colours, textures and fibres within your soft furnishings, wall art and furniture, it is important not to overload the room with heavy flooring. Lighter shades of timber flooring or woodgrain floating floors are the perfect accompaniment to your botanic theme but many carpets and rugs in natural colours and fibres can enhance the botanic look too.
To create botanical-inspired flooring with carpet consider natural wool blends in neutrals, soft taupes or light tan shades such as Carpet Court’s Country Texture pure wool, loop pile carpet in Blair, Reynella or Raiden.
If a woodgrain floating floor is more your style there are many options which will create the perfect foundation to the leafy touches and the natural greens in your botanic theme. Depending on the degree of botanics incorporated into your interior style, you can keep the woodgrain tones light for uplifting appeal in a room which might include a botanic-print wallpaper with multiple plants and plant-inspired wall art, or consider a warmer tone if your botanical touches are contained to soft furnishings and minimal foliage.
Carpet Court’s Premium Oak solid timber flooring is a beautiful, natural oak timber perfectly at home with the botanics trend. The stunning lighter shades of Arctic White, Blanc and Aspen Grey are colours that will enhance, not overpower the room.
Where can I get the best botanical styled rugs and carpets?
With so many gorgeous rugs and carpets to choose from at Carpet Court, you are spoilt for choice when blending botanical style flooring into your décor. Choose rugs in rough textured fibres, open weaves and neutral tones such as Eco Sisal in Tiger Eye Sand, Boucle Sand or Boucle Marble. For a blend of fibres and a softer texture consider the Urban Flatweaves rug collection which combines wool, jute and cotton for an earthy, natural feel. Opt for Norse Green to fit right in or add a bold splash with Norse Charcoal. Continue the look through to your alfresco area with one of Carpet Court’s inspired outdoor rugs.
How to perfect the botanical trend?
Small and large indoor plants, either real or faux, are the perfect way to bring the outdoors in and create a refreshing natural vibe in your living spaces. Add leafy prints or cushions, wicker furniture, natural fibre rugs and if you’re feeling really adventurous paint a feature wall in a subtle green shade or use botanic-print wallpaper in your living room or bedroom. Keeping your floor colours light will freshen the space, and choosing naturally flecked, loop pile, textured wool carpets and timber, engineered timber or woodgrain floating flooring is the best way to keep with the theme