26/07/2018

TREND WATCH - Tropical Plants

We’re passionate about making things look beautiful. From our sleek, stylish and retro radios, through to the homes they’ll live in – and we’re on search for the latest interior trends to help inspire your next decoration project. And of course, you can’t have a beautifully decorated home without a Roberts radio to match.

In this month’s instalment, we’re crazy about tropical plants. Once Pantone announced ‘Greenery’ as their colour of the year, it seemed likely that design trends would follow suit, and we don’t think it’s coincidence that one of this year’s biggest interior trends is set to be all about bringing the outside in.

Lush foliage and tropical plants are making their way off the patio and into the living room as we step away from harsher contemporary designs. Welcoming a softer approach to modern minimalism, we love the fusion of the natural outdoors with urban living to create some beautifully tranquil spaces.

Rather than accessorising your space with the occasional potted plant, the tropical trend makes greenery the focus of your room. Try mixing plants of various heights, sizes, shapes and species, and placing smaller plants on windowsills and stools.

If you’re undecided on colour, don’t be afraid to be bold. Pink is having a big moment on the runways this Spring/Summer, and it’s working its way into the home as well. Hues of dusty pink work well against dark green palm leaves, bringing a 70s trend straight into the 21st century.

Pop your pink Roberts Radio on a coffee table or cabinet next to a tall Areca palm and hang a collection of photo frames and small ornaments nearby. Introduce natural textures and materials such as wood, rattan and marble, and make use of stripped-back floors and walls allowing exposed brick, cement and tiling to feature. Contrasts between these harsher textures and the more delicate plants perfectly captures the modernity of this trend.

Wallpaper, prints, bed linen and cushions offer an alternative way to incorporate botanical designs into your home if you don’t have the space for houseplants. Keep other tones neutral, relying on the bright, eccentric colours of the tropical prints, palm print cushions or hints of fresh, leafy colours.

A huge bonus of this trend is the improvement it can have on your health and wellbeing. It’s a reminder to retreat, unwind and relax – all the while listening to your favourite songs in your own botanical haven.

If you love this trend, take a look at our latest Pinterest board for more inspiration: https://uk.pinterest.com/robertsradio/trendwatch-tropical-plants/ and keep an eye out for the next instalment of Trend Watch – coming soon.