Five key botanical inspired trends that will be sprouting up in interior design this year.

With summer edging its way around the corner after a changeable spring, we thought we’d highlight the blooming spectacular trend that is botanicals.

Floral patterns have played a huge part in interiors and can be tracked from the Egyptians, the War of the Roses, the Renaissance, through to today's modern homes. They’re probably most associated with the William Morris flourishes of the 1800s. His arts and crafts inspired print’s and fabrics adorned walls and living spaces within some of the most prestigious stately homes at the time. So why the recurrence of this much-loved style? We look at five looks that incorporate floral decoration in different ways while being suited for modern and contemporary homes.

Calm Chic

In modern home design, florals have lost that chintz look that saw a comeback in the early 80s. Instead, consider using simple floral patterns and scandi style fabrics for an uncomplicated and clean aesthetic. We’ve paired this with a quartz effect floor for a bang up to date look.

Throwback Style

Taking inspiration from traditional prints, this look is updated with subtle palettes such as this grey floor and light neutral paint. We’ve added some decadence with velvets that would add that extra layer of comfort.

The Romantic

This is a popular style for more intimate and cosy areas such as bedrooms and dressing areas where a touch of floral design can add a calming and cocooning appeal. If you don’t want to incorporate a full floral design, then picking it up in soft furnishings such as cushions and throws can work beautifully.

Bold & Beautiful

Who says you have to be a wallflower when there are so many ways to incorporate colour and pattern by using wallpapers, textiles and accessories. We took inspiration from a bright blue palette (particularly on-trend now) and added some gold and mustard hints with metallic and velvet fabrics.

The Eternal Optimist

It’s not surprising that styles that incorporate positive and rejuvenating colour palettes are particularly popular. Take traditional patterns and add a contemporary twist to keep them up to date with indulgent fabrics such as crushed and sumptuous velvets in vibrant colours.