Bold, celebratory trends are blooming in the world of interior design. After more than a year of hunkering down at home, we’re finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. That hopeful spirit is manifesting itself in playful, celebratory interior design trends. One of our favorite trending design ideas? Botanical decor and the use of floral prints year-round. It’s such a cheerful trend!

Let’s unpack this trend, where it came from, and how to get the look in your space!

What is the botanical decor trend?

Think of this trend as inviting the garden indoors. You can do this by bringing natural materials into your space, using botanicals, florals, and nature-inspired motifs into your textiles and home decor, and choosing furniture that has natural, organic shapes, such as natural curves. This is a look that has definite roots in biophilic design and embraces nature in a much more literal way.

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Why is this trend so popular?

Floral and botanical prints can make quite a statement. But the thing that’s so great about this particular trend is that it can be scaled up or down depending on your style! If you’re super eclectic, you can go all out and try some florals on florals, with a mix of saturated colors. But you don’t have to miss out on this trend if your interior design style is a bit more restrained! Those with more minimalistic styles may veer toward a simple palm-leaf motif or a single piece of art that reflects nature.

The heart and soul of this trend are about surrounding ourselves with the natural world, indoors. Essentially, the idea is to bring the outdoors indoors in nearly every element of a room—from furniture and decor to the materials you use and even literally decorating with plants and flower arrangements.

How can people incorporate botanical decor into their own homes?

We thought you’d never ask! You can incorporate it in big ways and small—through botanical wall decor or wallpaper, rugs, throw pillows, and so much more! Read on for 5 ways to bring the botanicals and florals to life in your own home. Then scroll down to shop our favorite botanical and floral furniture and decor!

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Take an Earthy Approach

The foundation of the botanical trend is the celebratory use of floral and plant motifs. But you can make the look even more nature-inspired by the additional colors and materials you use in your space.

How to Get The Look

  • Try out an earth tone color palette, which will help to give your space a nature-inspired look without needing to include any real motifs or prints.
  • Opt for natural materials in furniture and decor, which go beautifully with the nature-inspired decor we just mentioned! (Think: jute rugs, wood accent tables, and accent chairs with at least one natural detail such as cane.)
  • Go more subtle with your floral motifs. A duo of floral prints in a moody palette drives home the vibe without being too much of a focal point. And a rug with floral-inspired shapes (but that isn’t a literal floral pattern) is the perfect addition to a room like this.

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Use Actual Flowers as Decor

A simple bouquet of your favorite flowers is a perfect way for more minimal or traditional styles to incorporate this trend in their space! The result is charming and cheerful—the perfect dose of celebration, without it being in your face.

How to Get The Look

  • Head to the farmers market or your favorite florist, buy a bouquet, and arrange it in your favorite vase.
  • Want to add a little more whimsy to your room? Add a single piece of floral-inspired art to your walls. It’s like having a bouquet of flowers in your room that never wilts or withers!

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Try a Tropical Vibe

If florals feel a little too “precious,” try tropical prints instead! Palm prints have a very boho vibe—and adding in actual tropical plants gives any room a more lively feel!

How to Get The Look

  • Introduce tropical prints in your space. Wallpaper is a statement-making choice. But you can also go smaller with tropical-print throw pillows.
  • Add a variety of plants to create that “garden” vibe in your space. Choose a mix of plants with different heights, colors, and textures.
  • Balance out the greens with pinks and some natural wood furniture.

Read Next: Modsy’s Houseplant Care Guide

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Add Floral Accents

You don’t always have to go big and bold when it comes to the botanical decor trend. Instead, look for subtle yet impactful botanical prints and details on your decorative accents. These accents can be spread throughout a room—or grouped together, like on this mantle.

How to Get The Look

  • Find a floral painted table lamp (or two). It’s an elegant way to bring a classical element to this trend.
  • Hang a diptych of floral paintings, which pairs beautifully with other floral motifs.
  • Play up your plants. Faux or real plants and flowers add a wonderful texture to your space while playing up the theme in a subtle way.

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Go All Out

Love making a bold statement? Then bring home this trend in a big way! We’re not just talking about one or two pieces. Go all out with a floral-motif rug, natural materials in foundational furniture, and, of course, plenty of plants!

How to Get The Look

  • A floral rug is a perfect “pop” for any space. It can live on its own or be layered with other botanical prints or decor.
  • Bring on the plants. Like the tropical-inspired room, we showed you earlier, this one relies on a variety of large and small plants to drive home a nature-inspired vibe.
  • Look for other nature-inspired elements. Bringing the garden in doesn’t always need to mean plants and florals. You can also bring in elements of nature more broadly—such as water-inspired motifs like you see in this wallpaper.

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