Plants and flowers are becoming popular trends when it comes to home decoration. Instead of caring for gardens outdoors which are very susceptible to damage caused by uncontrollable factors, why not bring nature indoors where maintenance can be brought down to a minimal? Besides, the greens of plants and the lavish colours of flowers can bring so much life, joy, and comfort in the house. Going home after a long tiring day, the sight of beauty can lift our spirits so we can have more energy and strength to end the day right.
Indeed, many enjoy decorating their homes with plants and flowers and there are several themes by which we can integrate nature. Here are some brilliant ways on how to create a botanical style at home.
Go green with the feature wall
You can create more drama with your feature wall by adapting a botanical vibe. Start by selecting a material like marble, granite, or wood. Once you have decided, place your greens on it. You can go all green or mix some greens with some plants with petite flowers. Make sure your pots are in matching tone with your feature wall. Complete the look with some accessories, such as scented candles, framed photos, and decorative plates and glasses.
Splash greens on minimalist look
If you are the minimalistic type, you can still subtly incorporate a botanical look on your house without it overwhelming your overall style. There is a beautiful harmony in marrying two contrasting colours like a cool white or light grey with a fresh striking green. For your shelves and furniture, opt for pale stained woods. White upholstery can be also used which can be paired with cushions with minimal botanical pattern such as polka dot leaves. Keep walls minimal with just one statement art print, framed image, or wall décor. You can also make a feature point by hanging a trailing plant from the ceiling in the corner of the room.
Divide your space with greens
If you have a small space, a minimalistic look can significantly make it look larger. White and light colours effectively make a crowded room look airier. In order to divide the space, you can use different plants as dividers along with matching furniture pieces. Select houseplants that suit perfectly for your furniture and accessories. This strategy is perfect for studio units. A display cabinet, bookcases, and cupboards can be used to separate the living room from the dining area. To go green, use trailing plants up high on the top of tall cupboards or cute potted plants together atop small cabinets. In the living room area, a low white or wooden cabinet and desk can separate the office area from a sofa full of cushions for a comfortable nook for relaxation. Similarly, complete the look with small plants like cacti and succulents on coffee or side tables.
Rock an industrial botanical look
This may sound preposterous, but an industrial space can be effectively merged with a botanical look. To create an industrial vibe, look for old furniture that has seen better days, preferably ones used in a shop, school, or even factory. This could be cabinets made from wood pallets, metal trollies, and wooden tables with metal legs. For the botanical style, gather a variety of plants that work well with wooden and metal surfaces such as succulents, cacti, and leafy plants. Make sure you use a mix of concrete, metal, and few clay pots to hold the plants in order to tie up together the botanical and industrial looks.
A tropical look can delicately recreate a retro vibe without looking worn and outdated. The look is simple as a proper choice of wallpaper and houseplants is the only requirement. Begin by selecting a good wallpaper which has tonal green shades like sage and forest, or just pure white with minimal patterns. Opt for patterns that have a tropical feel such as geometrics that resemble palm leaves or polka dots of olive shape and tone.
Incorporate plenty of natural textures in the room, such as rattan, cork, wood, knits, and weaves. Keep the floors bare or use large carpets made from seagrass or sisal. For the sofa, a white upholstery or one with leaf prints will be perfect. Match it with cushions with similar leaf prints, preferably palms and elongated leaves. To complete the tropical botanical look, bring in some plants, especially different kinds of cacti, aloes, and greens with long leaves that look like palm fronds.
Generally, a successful botanical style at home depends on how you combine colours and textures. Bring in houseplants that complements the current wall colour or wallpaper selection. As for the accessories, select one that suits your style, like minimalist or industrial. Of course, these are simply aesthetic considerations so you should not sacrifice the functionality of the space.