Take it or leaf it
The garden is movingg indoors this year, writes s Robyn Willis
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.
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