Take it or leaf it

The gar­den is mov­ingg in­doors this year, writes s Robyn Wil­lis

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With spring just around the corner, there’s a de­sign trend set to bloom. While not ev­ery­one is blessed with a green thumb, this sea­son’s trend for botan­ics al­lows any­one to bring all things green and leafy into in­door spa­ces.

Lus­cious leaves from palm fronds and ba­nana leaves to this year’s must-have plant, the mon­stera, will be all over our walls, lounges, ce­ram­ics and more.

Fu­tur­ist Vic­to­ria Red­shaw from trend fore­cast­ing com­pany Scar­let Opus points to a con­tin­u­ing de­sire to con­nect with na­ture in a world in­creas­ingly dom­i­nated by tech­nol­ogy.

While all shades of green are as­so­ci­ated with feel­ings of calm, this sea­son ex­pect to delve fur­ther into the rain­for­est with largeg leaves and palm fronds gain­ing ground.

Af­ter sev­eral sea­sons of strong geo­met­ric de­signs, this trend is all about or­ganic shapes and the nat­u­ral pat­terns of na­ture.

Branch­ing out in style

The beauty of this trend is that you have prob­a­bly adopted it al­ready.

In­door plants have seen a re­turn to pop­u­lar­ity in re­cent years, mak­ing a wel­come ad­di­tion to con­tem­po­rary spa­ces that are al­ready us­ing ma­te­ri­als like leather, linen and other nat­u­ral fi­bres.

While noth­ing can beat the nat­u­ral beauty and health ben­e­fits of in­door plants, if you’d rather not have the has­sle, you can still carry off the leafy look with ac­ces­sories.

This is also a style with a past, ref­er­enc­ing a lit­tle Art Deco charm or even Hol­ly­wood glam­our with the ad­di­tion of a lit­tle gold.

It’s also an easy look for our coastal lifestyle, work­ing g in well with palettesp of white, ,g greysy and soft blues.

Go green.

Not a green thum thumb? Fake it un un­til you make it with this ar­ti­fi­cial palm. No wa­ter­ing re­quired. Rhapis palm, $26 $269.95 from Rogue Rogue, rogue­home. com.au

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