How to turn your home into a botanical paradise

Green tones and vibrant plants can help liven up your décor

How to turn your home into a botanical paradise

From cactus vases, leaf-printed duvet sets and plenty of potted plants - bringing the outdoors in has never been so easy thanks to the botanical homeware trend

The green-craze has seen green-fingered enthusiasts and nature lovers rejoice as palm-leaf prints and no-maintenance artificial plants making their way into our living rooms and bedrooms. Pantone, the global authority on all things colour and shade, named Greenery as its Colour of the Year for 2017.

So go botanical this summer and create the ultimate retreat with refreshing green tones, palm prints and complementary finishing touches.

liven up the dining room 

George Home editor, Sharon Parsons, says the trend is easy to work into a neutral scheme. "A vibrant green can seem a bit overwhelming at first sight, but when used in the right way it really gives a room a lift." 

So be the talk of the table with a beautiful botanical spread with all your tableware and cutlery. You ccan show off your flowers in this quirky cactus vase - which makes the perfect centrepiece - and spruce up your dining table with some embossed dinner plates. Then, add some copper hues into the mix, like these salt and pepper shakers, to help add some warmth and complement the green. 

green up your living room 

"Add pops of colour with cushions and ornaments and of course, plenty of plants," says Sharon.

Taking inspiration from rainforest surroundings – kick back and unwind with some green cushions, and surround yourself with copper potted plants and artificial leaves to create the ultimate Zen retreat. 

botanical in the boudoir

According to Sharon the way to get botanical trend into your bedroom is by "adding a tropical look with palm-leaf prints and no-maintenance artificial plants."

Create a calming backdrop for duvet days with a refreshing green jungle-printed bedspread, geometric rug and sleek wire lamp.

give your bathroom a dose of colour

Sharon says, "green is a very refreshing hue and it's great for kitchens and bathrooms. But don't add too much and make sure you compliment with coppers and grey."

Carry this soothing trend into your bathroom with printed tumblers, copper accessories like this metal mirror and cool grey printed towels.

Feeling inspired to create a botanical haven in your house? Make sure you check out everything you need at George or pop into your local store