In recent years the botanical theme in the world of interior design became a strong trend and so therefore here we look at some of our choice botanical fabric designs, many suitable for either curtains, upholstery or both.
Some could argue that tropical fabrics, or the theme, reached its peak last year at the same time Green became the colour of choice. However, research shows botanical fabric designs continue to be the top of the hit list when it comes to freshening up our homes and therefore will never fade away.
Greenery, Pantone’s colour of the year 2017, included not just the bright new green leaves but darker forest tones, strong jades and pale, minty shades, and were used by many designer brands in their fabric collections, and accessories. Explore brand names and collections such as the well known Harlequin over at Style Library, the fashion conscious Matthew Williamson for Osborne and Little, Italian design style with Chivasso at Jab, the revivied Chrisitian Lacroix at Designers Guild, forever Nina Campbell for Osborne and Little, budget savy Clarke and Clarke, and the stylish French brands of Camengo, Nobilis and Pierre Frey for some fresh tropical print inspiration.
Interior Designers have been recommending botanical themes into the home as a wonderful way to use the power of nature to calm or to invigorate a scheme, or space, be it with a leaf print, or palm leaf fabric either for cushions, curtains and upholstery.
However don’t worry if Green is not your thing, a lot of these tropical print fabrics are not just found in one colour way but often two or three colour options, with blues prevalent.
So, take a look at our recommendations and get inspired and create your own garden of earthly delights with this botanical assortment of fabrics for curtains, upholstery and accessories.
Nina Campbell Palmetto Fabric
Osborne and Little Palmaria Fabric
For a modern turn on botanical, make it lush with layered motifs in deep, rich colors and vivid patterns, as shown here on Osborne and Little Palmaria Fabirc, another lush leaf print fabric.
Palmaria is an island in the Ligurian Sea. The high-quality material by which it is made of, allows you to use this textile as a botanical curtain fabric. It has a superb handle and drape.
This botanical cotton fabric can introduce some sophisticated elegance into your home, and looks stunning as a curtain fabric, but note not suitable for upholstery.
Chivasso Jungle Chic Fabric
Botanical style doesn’t always mean that green has to prevail. As you can see in our two examples here, blue is the dominant colour in the upholstery fabric on the chairs and in the botanical curtain fabric. By blending these rich tones of ocean blue with some lush greenery scattered around the room, you will create a fresh look, and strengthen any scheme’s affinity for the outdoors. Other colourways are available.
Harlequn Kelapa Fabric
A dramatic confident addition to the Harlequin fabric range is their Kelapa fabric design featured in the Zapara range. The design depicts cheese plant leaves on an all over bold jacquard weave accented by soft neutrals and vibrant brights. As shown in the photo above, vibrant pops of color adds a vivid note to a simply decored interior, creating a visual interest overall
Another addition to the Harlequin collection is the Paradise fabric. For those looking to indulge a love for color and pattern, this loosely-painted artistic interpretation of tropical flowers, creates a tropical print fabric, with pops of pinks and fresh greens that will serve as an exuberant focal point whether you use it as a botanical curtain fabric, tropical upholstery fabric or as a cushion fabric….. whatever your creativity leads you to.
Clarke and Clarke Monkey Business
Clarke & Clarke Monkey Business is a tropical upholstery fabric that creates impact on this, or any sofa. Featured in their Colony collection it is a melting pot of colonial influences. This collection is exotic and tropical with a refined European twist. Jacquard cut velvets, digitally printed fabrics, damasks and geometrics combined with deep colours and classical patterns are included for a striking effect within this Clarke and Clarke fabrics tropical Colony fabrics range.
Below you can see the three colour options of this botanical print fabric that is available in our online store.
Camengo Florida Soft Fabric
A stylish fabric featuring a dense design of tropical foliage depicted in a vibrant colour scheme of jade and lime green upon a versatile off-white ground. It is actually available as a linen print and velvet, so we would recommend of course the velvet if your looking for a soft tropical upholstery fabric, and the linen as an option perhaps for a botanical curtain fabric.
Look how the contrast of the white background, with the green emphasizes the design further, and then paired with natural materials such as the wood floor it just re-inforces a natural botanical scheme, to create a fresh modern interior.
Christian Lacroix Soft Jardin Exo’chic Rainette Fabric
An exquisite and exotic tropical fabric that is a digitally printed palm forest vista. This extraordinary printed velvet, again available as both a linen and velvet, is as graphic as it is luxurious for large scale upholstery and luxury curtains.
Whether you want it in simple monochrome, or you want to add more color in your room, below there are two colour variations for you to choose from.
Matthew Williamson Tropicana Fabric
Again another potential tropical upholstery fabric for those that like something slighty different and more exotic on their sofa’s and stuff, this botanical cotton print of stylised palm leaves on a contrasting ground by Matthew Williamson for Osborne and Little, creates a fashionable impact to any living area. Available in a number of colour options.
Nobilis Fabric Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach by Nobilis is a stunning outdoor fabric. A little nod to the sixties and seventies, somewhere between Rio de Janeiro and Miami. A stunning washable tropical print which coordinates with the collections’ stripes and cane weave.
Check out the differently colour options below and start planning how to match your garden with these beautiful tropical flower palm print fabrics.
Pierre Frey Mauritius Fabric
This 100% linen fabric invites us to fulfill our Robinson Crusoe dreams, to satisfy our desire for freedom, far from the stress of urban life. A tropical print fabric that captures the idyllic beauty of an island so well in the shade of palm trees.
Chivasso Foresta Botanica
Just when you thought you were finished another fine specimen comes along again from the Jab factory. Chivasso Foresta Botanica brings the forest alive with this botanical curtain fabric.
A stylish leaf print fabric with a composition of 67% viscose, 33% linen it makes it a soft handle ideal for drapes.
So, whether you are an expert gardener or lack the green thumb gene, but want to try new styles, these luxury tropical fabrics are sure to liven up your home, in and outdoors.
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