Trend Alert: Tropical Fabrics

holmsirth small sofa liberty fabric

Pineapples, palm trees and birds of paradise are often a hot trend for the summer season but this year there seemed to be an explosion of jungle prints at the Design Centre during London Design Week. We couldn’t go more than a few paces without seeing tropical fabrics in lagoon blue tones and leafy greens, just waiting to whisk us away to warmer shores.

We love a statement sofa and thought that this was just the project to combine some of our handmade British sofas with a fabric that will be sure to make your interiors stand out.

The tropical fabric trend came in many guises, from the brightest, can’t be missed fabrics to bold patterns that were softened with muted tones. Above, our Kentwell sofa is going all out in Barbara and Osorio palm leaf print with splashes of pinks and the brightest of greens. This is certainly no shrinking violet and we love it for that!

Moody rainforest tones add depth to your interiors and our Matlock sofa (top) is ticking two trend boxes in one swift move – tropical fabrics and indigo blue interiors.

If you love the tropical trend but feel you don’t want to go the whole (pygmy) hog with tropical furniture, a touch of the tropics can create that feeling of blissful escape too. Our Haresfield sofa in Portland stain-resistant velvet is perfectly paired with these Barbara and Osorio cushions in soft pinks and blues.

And last but not least, let’s not forget that the jungle can be a riot of colours with exotic flowers perfectly positioned to entice the equally colourful birds of paradise and butterflies. Liberty fabrics have hit the nail on the head with their Fresco fabric and it is a match made in heaven for our Holmfirth sofa and extra bright velvet cushions!

New collections from Osborne & Little and Colefax & Fowler are also well worth checking out for their take on the tropics and can be found in our 12 nationwide showrooms.

Order your free fabric samples online or design your own tropical flight of fancy with our Design Your Own Sofa tool.

Ali Litten