The botanical interior design ideas I’m sharing today are so versatile that you can take them in a variety of directions at home.
While this look rose to fame in the the popular Botanics Trend that landed a few years back, there’s a tonne of fresh inspiration here that feels very of-the-minute. The good thing about this trend is that you can make it really dark and moody (splashing green paint like this on your walls). Or, you can choose to keep that crisp white backdrop and lay over some lush green moments to still channel the vibe.
I always say that the best interior design trends allow you put your own spin on them, and the botanical trend does exactly that. So I really do hope you’re loving it as much as I am. And I hope you find some ideas here you can work with.
And hey, if you’re like me and terrible with indoor plants, pop some real-looking artificial ones in the mix and you can still enjoy the vibe.
Organic or Chic, it’s up to you!
Nothing excites me more than taking a look at homes overseas and seeing how they rock trends. The images you see in this post are via a divine website called Desenio. It sells the art prints you see here and good Lord is it all rather beautiful. The vibe of the store is Scandinavian for the most part, and you’ll be delighted to know that they ship to Australia. Shut up and take my money!
One of the things I noticed when casting my eyes over the image above, in particular, is that it’s a darker approach to the botanical look. If it’s one thing I can give our neighbours from across the pond, it’s that they’re bolder than we are when it comes to colour. They’re not afraid to slap a deep and moody coat of paint on a wall, and I think it really pays off here, don’t you?
The oak frames really pop against the dark green wall, which just goes to show you can keep the look rather chilled with rustic materials if you wish to. I know many of you love that boho vibe where things feel quite effortless, so it’s nice to know you can merge that style with the botanical one. A jute basket here, a little cork there, and you’re good to go.
Below you’ll see that the botanical interior design trend can go in a more luxe direction. The frames are either black or metallic below, which elevates the look at bit. And the furniture definitely feels more chic. I actually prefer the look below, so the mood board further down picks up on this vibe more than the organic approach.
The Botanical Base Palette
It’s not hard to see the colour palette here; green is your main player. A rich and moody green, of course. There’s no place for pastels or zesty hues here; you gotta look toward muddier tones. Think forest, sage and army green. It’s balanced out by a good helping of white, and you can control how much you want to work with.
You’ll notice that black is used as well, and it brings a sense of modernity and crispness to the space. By bringing black into the fold, the look becomes less casual and effortless and a little more refined.
You can work some metallics into the look if you like (as seen in the frames above), but be careful. This modern approach to botanical interior design isn’t intended to feel blingy or overly elegant. The approach is refined, of course, but avoid gold a lot of gold if you can. It’s all about either rich and moody, or light and crisp. Introducing gold is taking it in a whole other direction. We want to avoid heading down that path!
And lastly, if you love grey, you can work this colour into the botanical look with ease. Just keep it on the lighter side and you’re set!
Materials to use in the Botanical Interiors Look
I’ve spent a fair bit of time banging on about the colour palette for the botanical interior design look. But the textures you use here can make or break this trend.
There is an earthiness to this look, so don’t be afraid to embrace materials like cork, wicker, rattan, jute and blonde timbers. The latter is the one you want to use more of, in things like photo frames and accessories, and use the other materials sparingly. Remember; keep it chic.
Glassware is a cute way to elevate the look, but keep it clean and fairly uncoloured. Black and grey metals are a nice touch to ensure the look stays strong and striking. Glossy white ceramics are a smart inclusion as well; that way to the overall vibe remains sophisticated. You’ll notice in one of the images above they’ve popped a green velvet armchair in the room. This is a really nice touch if you want to keep it more luxe and less relaxed.
This is an uncluttered approach to decorating, so display larger ceramics and timber accessories as opposed to grouping loads of smaller knick knacks in the one vignette. The image below is a stunning example of the botanical interior design trend executed with minimalism and restraint. And I want in on that entire vibe.
Giving Botanical Interior Design an Aussie Twist
Some of the botanical interior design ideas I’ve shared above are probably darker than some of you would like to go. And that’s OK. Many of us Aussies love to keep it light and bright, so I’m not hatin’.
The good news is that you can still rock this look in an all-white room. If you have a coastal or Scandi vibe going on at your place, you’re already halfway there. A neutral base palette of white, soft grey and blonde timber bodes really well for this trend.
Fair warning; if you choose not to take the bolder, more luxe approach as seen in a few of the images here, the look will be high contrast. If you’re going to add pops of bold green over a predominantly white room, it will be visually impactful. I love that sense of drama, but I did want to let you know in case you don’t like a high-contrast interior.
If you love green interiors done in a more wild, bohemian way, this post has you covered. I find it really interesting to explore the subtle differences between trends, so one look at the more wild way to do green vibes and you realise that this botanical look is far more retrained.
Botanical Interior Design Ideas Mood Board
Now that you have your head around these botanical interior design ideas, it’s time to grab some decor that channels the vibe. Simply click the links below to head to the retailer websites:
- IKEA Sanela Cushion Cover in Dark Green
- OZ Design Matisse Feather Fill Cushion
- Ecoya Lotus Flower Hand and Body Wash
- Royal Design Terrakotta Table Lamp in Brown
- T&W Large Foliage Printed Wall Art
- Kmart Artifical Terrarium in Vase
- OZ Design Figure Glass Vase in Grey
- The Rug Collection Remi Club Chair
- RJ Living Memphis Vase in Smoke
- OZ Design GD Hanging Fern in Bowl
- Brosa Alya Wall Light in Black Nickel
- Target Sakura Vases in Small or Large
- T&W Organic Quilt Cover Set in Olive
- Candle Kiosk Grey Cone Candle Trio
- Interior Secrets Normal Metal Frame Console
Prints Here can be Purchased from Desenio
I mentioned earlier that the images in this post, unless otherwise stated, are from Desenio and I want to give them another shoutout. While they are an overseas brand, they do ship to Australia 😉
I hope you found these botanical interior design ideas useful. And I hope you’re inspired and ready to inject a little greenery into your interior this season.
Drop me a comment below and let me know what you’re loving about this trend. I always like to get your input.