Shop The Trend: How To Get the Dark, Moody Botanical Look in 3 Very Different Style Rooms

published Jun 25, 2015
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Botanicals are certainly not a new motif in home decor, but this recent trend takes leafy motifs into a fresh, more modern space. Unlike the light and bright tropical patterns of the past, this look is lush, sophisticated, and more than a little dramatic. Think fantasy jungle vs. summer garden, with a rich and deep palette of saturated blues, greens, and black. Here’s how to get the look, no matter what your regular style might be.

New Traditional

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  1. Nisswa Berry Variegated Ficus Tree; $65 from Wayfair
  2. Educational Chart from Vintage Printable
  3. Quilted Moss Green Pillow from CB2
  4. Block Printed Pillow from PillowBazaar on Etsy; $32 for a pair
  5. Caper Tiered Square Glass Antique Brass Side Table; $709 from LampsPlus
  6. Ottavio 9’x12’ Rug from Crate & Barrel; $499 on sale
  7. Palm Outdoor Pouf from Square Fox Designs; $90 from Etsy
  8. Green Velvet Sofa by ModShop from One Kings Lane; $2999


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  1. Aurora Wallpaper (in Peat) from Calico Wallpaper
  2. Mauritius Wallpaper and Fabric (in Night) by Pierre Frey
  3. Harper Small Sofa (in Aristo Green) from Marks & Spencer; £879.20
  4. Vintage Jungle Print (seen on VT Wonen)
  5. Heenalu Jute Rug from CB2; $299
  6. Vintage Caprani Bentwood Lamp from Chairish; $900


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  1. Volume 4 Ikkunaprinssi Botanical Wallpaper by Marimekko; $325 from AllModern
  2. Planters by Atelier Stella, from Etsy. Assorted prices.
  3. 5′ Bird Nest Tree; $211 from Houzz (although real trees are nice)
  4. Hutton Sofa from Room & Board; $1400
  5. Green Table Lamp by House Doctor; $611 from Royal Design
  6. Geometric Rug by House Doctor from Homeplace; £150
  7. Ostfold End Table by dCOR design; $620 from Wayfair