Keeping Summer Alive: Beautiful Botanicals and Trendy Tropical Prints

The summer may be nearing its end but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep the beauty of nature alive in your home for the coming season.

While the tropical trend ruled supreme over the summer and a myriad of plants have crept their way into our homes, there are still ways to get the look, keeping the feeling alive no matter what time of year.

If the tropical trend isn’t for you but you still want to bring the outdoors in, then botanicals are an enduring style we enjoy season after season. This year, we’re seeing a trend towards digital prints and vintage oil-painting inspired florals which easily transition from warmer to colder seasons.

No matter what your preference, whether you love the simplicity of English country botanicals gracing your home or the punch tropical trend promising an endless summer, here are our top picks to give your home a little summer lovin’ all year round.

Beautiful Botanicals

nostalgic vintage wallpaper by woodchip magnolia

Source: Woodchip & Magnolia Nostalgic Wallpaper

If your idea of a year-round summer is the beauty of the English countryside, Woodchip & Magnolia’s Nostalgic wallpaper delivers. Digitally photographed British seasonal foraged grasses and seeded foliage come to life on your walls in a stunning vertical pattern and give your home an easy breezy summer look all year round.

ted baker maximil pink rug

Source: Ted Baker Maximil Pink Rug by Modern Rugs

To bring your space to life, why not consider the colour and beauty of florals for your floor? Awash with blooms on a dark background, this floral rug by Ted Baker takes its cues from vintage oil paintings and could be just what is needed to bring a little botanical flair to your home.

arthouse eastern alchemy cushion

Source: Eastern Alchemy Collection from Arthouse

If you just want to add a touch of the botanical trend, consider bringing in luxe cushions in botanical prints to your home. Keeping with the dark botanicals theme, these stunning Eastern Alchemy cushions from Art House incorporate the latest trend for deeper shades but still give a strong reference to summer which will easily transition from summer to winter.


Trendy Tropical

mantis light display unit

Source: Oak Furniture Land’s Mantis Light Natural Solid Mango E Display Unit

If you want to bring the tropical look into your home, consider the introduction of a shelving unit that makes displaying plants en mass so much easier. We love our Mantis Natural Solid Mango E Display Unit piled high with greenery for a bit of the jungle vibe all year round.

botanical overhead b&q

Source: B&Q Home Accessories, available in store this autumn

For smaller accessories, consider B&Q this autumn who have a range of botanical-inspired cushions, candles and decorative accents to take your botanical obsession through the colder months of autumn and winter.

alto bedroom range

Source: Oak Furniture Land Alto Bedroom Range, Oak Furniture Land Bevel Bedside Table

Consider giving your bedroom a botanical makeover with palm print wallpaper combined with cooling colours as seen here with our Alto furniture range. When using bold prints like this (look to Cole & Son for similar), simple clean-lined furniture allows the wow-factor print to shine without overwhelming the senses.


Which trend will you be using to keep summer alive in your home – Beautiful botanicals or Trendy Tropicals? We’d love to know your preference! Tweet us at @OFLoakfurniture or tag us on Instagram!