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Beautiful Botanicals

Like all areas of design, trends eventually come back around and the Botanicals trend has come back bigger and stronger than ever.  Pretty flowers and plants, incorporated with butterflies and birds are set to take over our walls and accessories this spring and summer, to give a welcome break from masculine looks that have dominated interior design over the winter months. 

There is a variety of ways to achieve this look, such as wallpaper, art, plants, and accessories so this look is perfect for everyone. 

Plants & Flowers

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This look is a restrained and subtle take on the trend, using only a few green plants and moss green bottles and vases.  The distressed mini step ladder makes an interesting side table and matches the flaking walls perfectly.  These aspects have been contrasted beautifully with a simple Aubergine coloured chair and pretty scatter cushions.


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The mix of pretty botanical wallpaper and industrial edged furniture adds a modern twist and stops this style looking too chintzy.


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The days of flying ducks on walls may have gone but birds are defiantly still around to stay.  You’ll find them on walls, curtains, and scatters in bold summer hues and patterns.


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Butterflies have been around in interior design for some time now, with many designers using motifs in prints and wallpaper, even well-known artists such as Damien Hurst have been known to use these pretty insects in their work. The strong turquoise and bold blue colours of these butterflies would work well on muted walls, or you could try a bright wallpaper to create a striking feature wall.


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This bold take on the botanicals trend is much more retro.  The measuring beaker used as a vase takes the trend a step further whilst adding a light-hearted twist to the overall look.  These bold clashing colours and patterns may not be for everyone but they certainly make a statement.


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A full on yet sophisticated take on the trend using shades of green and dark woods.


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This look has taken the bold yellows, reds and greens, typical of the botanical trend but contrasted them with lots of deep purples and mauves.  Although quite dark, this look still has that distinct tropical look of the botanicals trend.

Whether you’re looking to create a look that’s retro inspired or pretty and floral, the botanicals trend can work perfectly for you, why not start by adding a few scatters or bold artwork to refresh your home

If you would like give your furniture an update with reupholstery or loose covers, in designs including like this trend, contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation.



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Go Graphic with Geometrics

Geometric patterns are one of the most versatile and biggest trends this year.  You can create a range of different looks from modern to retro, depending on the scale of the pattern and the colours used within your look.  We thought we’d take a look at some of the best patterns out there and how to co-ordinate them into your home.

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Two of our newest fabrics, these beautiful geometric prints, by Linwood have given this trend a distinctively retro feel.  These fabrics work especially well on 60’s and 70’s inspired furniture, but can also be contrasted with a few interesting modern accessories to keep this look up-to- date.

Grey Wallpaper

This cool grey wallpaper is a modern take on the geometrics trend. The angular pattern works well when contrasted with natural woods, and contemporary chrome accessories.


The soft earthy browns and teal greens of these prints gives the geometric pattern an Indian influence.  This timeless fabric would look great teamed with metallic accessories and splashes of reds and oranges to really carry the Indian theme through.


The busy and colourful geometric print of this bed spread contrasts beautifully with the cold, white brick walls.  The miss match of prints on the scatter cushions adds a slight Aztec feel to this look, and the bold reds, yellows, and oranges also makes this fabric perfect for Spring/Summer.

 Bold Chair

This chair has been reupholstered in a handmade vintage fabric in a geometric print in vivid colours.  This bold one of a kind chair would make a great statement piece in a neutral and contemporary room.


If bold prints aren’t your thing, then how about a geometric piece of furniture or an angulated accessory?  This stunning mirror would work in most decors and will bounce light around a room beautifully.

This trend is something everyone can work with in their home, whether you want to cover a whole wall in a strong and colourful pattern, or use a few scatter cushions to brighten up a piece of tired furniture.

If you would help incorporating prints into your home, through reupholstery or loose covers contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation from one of our expert Home Consultants.


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Our Time At The Ideal Home Show

Over the last 2 weeks we joined thousands of visitors and many exhibitors at the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court, London. 

Take a look at some of our highlights from the show…


We arrive at the show excited and begin to get the many pieces of furniture ready to go onto the stand.


The finished stand, ready for the busy two weeks ahead…


One of our newest fabrics by Linwood, which has been reupholstered onto this retro chair, gets the interest of many passers-by.


The stall gets gradually busier as the days go on, we talk to many people who want to transform their furniture and give it a new lease of life.


We even have a celebrity pop in; Laurence Llewelyn Bowen takes a rest on our Mini Sofa!


Next, some lovely ladies from Cancer Research UK stop by, Peter Andre cut out in toe!


Whilst walking round the Ideal Home Show another inventive car creation caught our eye.  We just loved the red colour of this Smeg500 fridge!

If you visited us at Earl’s Court, no doubt you’ll have met Emma Page, who organised our time at the show: “The Ideal Home Show was an amazing experience; it was fantastic to meet so many of our customers who had such good things to say about Plumbs and our stand! People were very complimentary of how we have evolved as a business and the fabulous choice of fabrics we have. A great show and I am looking forward to getting back out on the road again for the next one.”

We had a fantastic time at the Ideal Home Show London, and we can’t wait to visit our next show at The Malvern Spring Gardening Show 8th-11th May, but you can always come at visit us before at show rooms in Preston and Dover, or visit our stand at Dobbies Preston 7th April – 6th July.  To see a full list of our upcoming events this year follow this link.  We hope to see you soon!


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