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Stepping into 2013 with the Latest Interior Design Trends – Botanicals

Patterns inspired by plants are set to make a huge impact on interior design this year, more especially if they’re retro prints. Bright base colours of teals, chartreuse and creamy whites off-set by leaves which wend their way up fabrics are perfect for giving rooms an instant face-lift.

Along with patterned fabrics Formica tops are re-appearing in kitchens and eating areas, along with chrome-plated stools to add a sense of fun to these rooms. You don’t have to step back to the 1950s to get the look. Today’s modern botanical prints and patterns will work just as well but will also give a more modern look and feel to your home.

Vintage inspired wallpapers are also seeing a huge revival and although you may shudder at the thought of your curtains resembling those of your youth it’s easy to jolly them up with the latest mod-cons to bring your home up to-date in a trendy and fashionable way.

In the living room the simple addition of cushion covers with a botanical print can change the dynamics of the room. Pick out deep blues or greens as your accent colours to help harmonise and balance the room. If you make your own cushion covers any spare fabric can be used to create wall art which again will help harmonise and individualise your home.

Bedrooms are great for showing off botanical prints at their best. Duvet covers provide the ability to see the entire print which can them be focused upon with use of co-ordinating accessories. If you’re not a flowery type of person it’s wise to stick to fern styled leaves in colours which deify nature. This deliberate use of bold and unusual colours will help make your bedroom stand out from the norm without the expense of a complete make-over.

Other accessories such as mirrors can also play an important role in achieving a new look – rather than a single mirror in a living room or bedroom group smaller mirrors together for a fascinating and very trendy look. Blocks of botanical prints also make a fitting accessory and can be used to bring depth to plain walls.

Use a backdrop of green or white curtains and your rooms will become reminiscent of the world of plants in a very liveable and fashionable way without having to go down the retro route.

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