The botanical trend reflects a growing interest in nature and healthy living, humans feel happier in nature and our longing for the wild is reflected by the growing popularity of plant based design.

Botanical prints allow for hints of green or we can surround ourselves in verdant greenery like in the room below, showcasing Clarke and Clarke wallpaper, from their colony collection.

The Little Green paint range we have, has the vibrant phthalo Green, which is similar to Pantone’s colour of the Year Greenery.

We are seeing the return of houseplants with succulents and cacti in terrariums which are a low maintenance option for bringing nature into your home.  Mosses, ferns and small palms are also proving popular.


This Clarke and Clarke wallpaper from the colony range has the lush foliage and metallics that sum up the botanical trend.


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Clarke and Clarke Colony Fabrics


Fresh colours and lush greenery bring the outside in.

Add a splash of copper and natural materials for a modern feel.  This trend is not just for period homes, people are having fun with it in contemporary settings, we are not ready to return to the days of the standard spider plant and aspidistra just yet.

For a more period look this wallpaper by Little Green is stunning. It is based on a design found in the back of a cupboard under layers of wallpaper by English Heritage, in a very early 18th century terraced house, opposite Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.  This design dates from the 1890’s.

For a modern fresh look, incorporate botanical fabrics or a splash of green into scatter cushions or a roman blind or curtain.  Combine with soft voiles for a fresh feminine look.

Whatever your style the botanical trend has something to suit.


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