Trending: Botanical sofas

With the Botanical trend set to be one of the hottest styles of 2022, make sure you’re one step ahead by discovering ways of effortlessly incorporating it into your home.


If you’re a lover of statement pieces, floral patterns and jewel tones, then this maximalist approach to interior design will certainly tick all of your boxes.


Defy expectation and harness florals all year round as these darker prints certainly aren’t limited for spring.


There are many ways of implementing this style whilst complementing your existing décor.


Read on to find out how you could make it work for you. 

What is the Botanical trend?

Botanical is all about inviting the outdoors in with the innovative use of organic materials and shapes, married with prints and patterns that truly embrace natural beauty.


Introducing these elements into your home is easier than you may think, from nature-inspired textiles to choosing furniture and accessories crafted from naturally-sourced materials, the possibilities are endless.


The use of neutral colour schemes and pops of greenery equally work to bring the outdoors in.


Botanical designs have a way of connecting us to nature and keeping us feeling grounded. This look has undeniably linked roots to Biophilic design, which harnesses our evolutionary need to be at one with nature.


So what better feeling for your living space where you go to unwind? 


When we spoke to our Head of Buying, Ashleigh Ellis, we wanted her take on why botanical design is so on trend right now? This was what she had to say:

“The beauty of the outdoors has for centuries soothed the troubled mind, and after the last couple of years in a pandemic, we have spent more time than ever in our homes. ‘Bringing the outside in’ allows the escapism from day to day life and our botanicals ranges are the perfect sofas for this. Botanical art evolved to show flowers in all their glory, this was our design inspiration when creating the Botanical ranges. Bringing the glorious flora and fauna into the home the bejewelled colours of the age-old floral transport you to the gardens of Chelsea and the ferns too following the tropical world of Kew. Bloom and Ferndale are both designed and upholstered in the UK, we used British artists to create our floral vision on luxurious recycled velvet to co-ordinate with our beautiful deep coloured velvet upholstery.”

How to incorporate the trend into your home

There are so many ways to incorporate the Botanical trend into your home, whether this is with your larger furniture items such as floral sofas, down to the finer details, such as your soft furnishings or lampshades.


As floral and botanical designs are bang on trend this year, essentially adding any nature-inspired elements will work to welcome the outdoors in.


With our darker floral print sofas, you’re sure to make a statement in your living space, and with a choice of a 3-seater sofa, a love chair or circular footstool (to name a few) available, there’s plenty for you to lust after. 


If you’re looking for a stand-out piece, our Ferndale patterned chair has got you covered. This eye-catching show-stopper will have your guests in total envy of your living room style.


Boasting a stunning motif design along the side and of course, on the scatter cushion, this is the botanical print sofa chair of dreams.  

 


On the other hand, if you’re not feeling quite as daring and your style’s more minimalistic, why not opt for our beautiful floral footstool with a coloured sofa of your choice for a complementary pairing?


For those who prefer to be a little more understated, this is also available in a non-patterned variation.


Or perhaps you could replicate the look by adding floral motifs cushions to your existing sofa – the important thing to remember is styling these bold prints is incredibly versatile and can be easily scaled up or down depending on your personal style!


Aside from larger furniture pieces, there are other ways people can incorporate the trend into their homes. This is what Ashleigh recommends:

To enhance the beautiful Botanical theme in your home think about how to use accessories, the simple things to make a truly cohesive scheme. Consider the following:


- Draw on the art of a florist and arrange items large and small to make one glorious bouquet in your living space

- Botanical prints framed simply can add a splash of colour to any wall

- Play with texture underfoot by picking out a rug to suit your style – for the maximalist look choose one of the bejewelled colours or for the very brave a glorious floral rug. For a more subtle approach opt for a jute or hessian type rug!

- The addition of a matching lampshade placed on a side table will add a layer of sophistication

- Small accessories, house plants and flowers will give you the chance to change things up from time to time so you never get tired of your beautiful home, be creative then sit back and enjoy.

Styling up your sofa can be done in so many ways, check out our How to dress a sofa article for more inspiration.

What colours go with the Botanical trend? 

Our Botanical range is split into two: the Bloom and Ferndale collections, and they both feature a whole palette of colours in sumptuous velvet:


Bloom: 

  • Blush pink
  • Green (as seen in this articles imagery)
  • Brown 
  • Mink 
  • Mustard 

Ferndale: 

  • Gold 
  • Green
  • Grey 
  • Navy (as seen in this articles imagery)

Naturally, green is an ideal choice for all pairings; bringing out the colours found organically across nature. 


For the blues, greens and orange tones (such as mustard and gold), pink is a fantastic complementary colour. 


For the brown and mink tones, couple them with any pop of colour to make a statement. As they’re part of the neutrals family, they work with most interior schemes. 


For the grey option, bold choices like yellow and red are a match made in heaven as they balance each other beautifully. We’ve got plenty more grey sofa living room ideas if you need any inspiration.  


The key to using colour as part of this trend is to approach it with confidence. 


Ashleigh explains the thought process she took to style our displays in your local ScS store. Hopefully, this will inspire your in-home styling. 


“Bloom with its elegant scroll arm features the more traditional rose-like pink and red toned flowers and would pair beautifully with shabby chic furniture (think romantic vibes) but don’t be afraid to double or triple up on your colour of choice “more is more”. In stores, the Bloom range is displayed in green velvet and we added green panels on the wall behind and a green rug to finish the look.


The Ferndale in our stores is dressed in blue velvet and we have added a pop of pink to the walls to make the blue sing. We dressed the floor with a jute rug and added lots of greenery to ground this stylish piece, it’s such a beautifully simple shape that can be surrounded by lots of different plants in all shapes and sizes.” 


If you’re planning on a total revamp, we recommend you work your décor around your statement furniture as this is the star of the show and will lead the way with your other interior picks.


Let’s start with carpet – as the Botanical range is bursting with bright colours and bold prints, a neutral coloured carpet, such as beige, grey, or cream would certainly be a recommended option as they all offer the perfect base to work with. 


If you’re on the market for a new carpet, then be sure to browse all our carpets here.


When it comes to the accessories, such as your light fixtures and your chosen artwork, you can certainly have a play around with patterns and prints.


You can also use these elements to introduce botanicals into your home.


How about some luscious leafy-print curtains or a forest scene canvas?


These elements are far more interchangeable and will be easier to switch out when the time comes for your next style change. 


Our Botanicals range also pair beautifully with a choice of wall colours, in particular, we recommend Jasmine White with both our Bloom sofas and our Ferndale.


In fact, any neutral shade will work wonderfully to offset the boldness of the Botanical range.


On the other hand, if coloured walls are more your style, then you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are plenty within the prints you can pull out and make a feature of.


Interested in reading more about sofa style trends for this year? Our 8 On-trend Sofa Styles article has all the inspiration you could need to make sure you’re always in the know.


Is the Botanical range at ScS sustainable? 

Yes - it sure is.


Both the Bloom and Ferndale sofa collections are intently crafted from sustainable fabrics used across the scatter cushions and the footstools.


Mindfully reflecting the botanical concept of the collection by improving the world around us - one sofa at a time.

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Published: 26th December 2021