Keeping Summer Alive: Beautiful Botanicals and Trendy Tropical Prints

While we can’t help but love the coziness of fall and winter, none of us would like to admit that the sunshine and warmth of summer is drawing to a close for another year. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep those summery vibes going as the seasons head into fall!

Plant-based decor has been a popular design trend for a while now, and it’s the perfect way to maintain that fresh, natural look that makes summer so glorious. Whether you go for delicate botanicals or colorful tropicals, bringing florals into your decor is a sure-fire way to inject some sunshine into your look. Read on for our top tips to keep summer alive in your home!

Beautiful Botanicals

St Ives dining range

St Ives Large Hutch


The brightness of pale, cool colors will instantly make a room feel more summery, especially with the addition of some botanical beauty. Choose a number of different plant specimens to place around your living room and emphasize the ‘botanical garden’ vibes. Opting for different levels and surfaces will add interest, and steer you away from a ‘cookie cutter’ look by appearing more natural and less overtly thought-through.


Shay Living Room range

Shay Small Sideboard

What says summer more than flowers? Bring color and gorgeous natural splendor into your home with floral prints galore! There are many ways that you can do this to great effect, so it’s the perfect time to have a play and experiment a little. Whether you go for the addition of a statement floral cushion in an otherwise minimal room or have some fun with multiple clashing prints, you’re sure to create a look that gives that summer lovin’ feeling all year round.

Edinburgh Night stand

Edinburgh Queen Bed & Edinburgh Nightstand

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in any home, so it’s extra important to ensure that your decor feels calm and happy. One way to achieve this is by bringing a touch of nature into the room. Summer makes us all want to be outside, but you can bring the outside into any room with a well-placed botanical accessory. A few sprigs of different plant fronds look gorgeous on a nightstand, and you can change things up as often as you like to really bring home that sense of new life and growth that you get in summer.

Trendy Tropicals

Mantis Light Display Unit

Mantis Light Display Unit

If calm botanicals aren’t really your scene, fear not! You can still realize all of your summer dreams with a tropical look instead. The tropical trend is great for those who are more maximalist than minimalist, evoking images of vast, lush rainforests teeming with life. This is your chance to go overboard! Choose your favorite shelving unit (we love the Mantis for this) and then get to work piling it high with all your favorite greenery.

Bevel Nightstand

Bevel Nightstand & Alto Queen Bed

Wake up every morning in a tropical paradise that will make you feel like summer never ends with the addition of a fun bold wallpaper. Palm trees are synonymous with the tropics, and using a patterned wallpaper such as the one above is a fabulous way to give your room a quick summer update. To keep the decor from feeling too busy or overwhelming, pair it with clean-lined furniture like the Alto collection.


Romsey Bookcase

Romsey Small Bookcase

If keeping summer alive is your intention, it wouldn’t be right to bypass an injection of color! You don’t always have to go plant-heavy if you want that summery tropical look. Accessorize with bright colors and fun ornaments to bring a tropical look if you don’t have greenfingers. The bird of paradise and watermelon decorations shown above on our Romsey Small Bookcase, and the vivid colors of the books and soft furnishings are the perfect way to for you to keep that summer smile all the way through the year.


Will you go for beautiful botanicals or trendy tropicals to keep your home feeling summer-fresh all year round? We’d love to know which is your favorite. Let us know over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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