Top Trends: Woodland Wonderers

4 April, 2016

Inspired by the great outdoors and encompassing colour schemes that evoke the serenity of nature, one of this year’s top interior trends is all about mixing illustrative animal characters with outdoor elements to create a playful quirkiness, perfect for a children’s nursery. Whether you channel fox print wallpaper, or choose to adorn your walls with stag home accessories, there are a number of ways to recreate the Woodland Wonderers trend in your home.04

Have a hoot

There’s something irresistible about the mysteriousness of an owl, and when brought into your interior style, they create a cute kitsch look that’s not easily replicated by other animals. The owl trend has been around for a few years now, but this year it’s set to be reimagined and paired with elements that give an outdoor feel. Mix cosy textures with woodland cues – wooden photo frames and natural hues such as soft blues and greens go hand-in-hand to craft the woodland mood. Photowall’s Owl wall mural features a pattern of cute characters perfect for a child’s bedroom. Use the subtle greys in the owl illustration to inspire your fabric choices.

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Illustrious landscapes

Whimsical woodland silhouettes make a beautiful basis for themed nurseries. Capture your children’s imaginations and add Free in my Landscape to their playroom or bedroom – the subtle colour pops in this beautiful piece can be reflected in other parts of your interior. Consider colour-blocking different parts of your furniture to create a mid-century modern feel – throw in appliqued fox print cushions and throws to continue the woodland theme throughout the room, in order to embrace your inner hippy.

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Beary beautiful

With the Woodland Wonderer trend prevalent throughout most of this season’s choice décor, it’s possible to get the look without giving your room a complete overhaul. Home accessories that suggest a sense of the outdoors are great places to start, so try giving the trend some context by channelling some beautiful creature artwork – Julia Pott’s beautifully detailed Knitted Bear looks stunning on a canvas next to a crisp white wall. Pair this with wooden accents and subtle colour pops of blue and green to create an understated feeling of the outdoors.

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Creature comforts

If you’re obsessed with all things woodland then start searching for folksy decorations, knitted throws and traditional tartans to style your room. Intricate repeat patterns can add vibrancy to your interior space – especially if they’re of the animal motif variety. Playful patterns similar to Photowall’s Friends in Need wall mural add an injection of life into any monochrome room. Style this wondrous wall mural with brass elements such as light fittings and photo frames along with soft neutral fabrics to help create a relaxing atmosphere.

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How will you be introducing the Woodland Wonderer trend into your home?