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A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style

Being an expat Aussie (and especially when it’s grey outside here in chilly old britain!) I have a penchant for Australian native flora. Not only are they some of the most unique and exotic blooms in the world, but they tend to lend more towards the botanical or tropical vibes and can often be a more grown up way to do florals (that really works for interiors!). So this is what inspired me to create a range of stunning floral wallpapers with a focus on native Australian flora and foliage!

With Mimi&Bloom wallpaper, you can easily add some exotic blooms to your home with a stunning and unique, native Australian floral design, so I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase some different designs and suggest ideas on how to incorporate this exciting decor into your home.

Drawing inspiration from an array of vibrant native flowers, I have created some floral designs that offer a contemporary take on classic Australiana. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons behind the surge in popularity of this trend, examine the range of designs available, and provide some key tips on how to select your perfect wallpaper to create the perfect native Australian inspired space.

Why Australian native flora?

The trend of incorporating Australian native flora in interior design has gained significant popularity in recent years. This design approach celebrates the unique beauty and diversity of Australia’s native plants and brings a sense of nature and authenticity into indoor spaces. Here are some key factors that contribute to this trend:

Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style
Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style

Biophilia and Connection with Nature

The concept of biophilia suggests that humans have an innate connection with nature. Including Australian native flora in interior design allows people to bring a touch of the outdoors into their indoor spaces, creating a sense of calm, tranquility, and well-being. It helps to establish a closer relationship with nature, even in urban environments.

Sustainability and Local Identity

The use of Australian native flora aligns with sustainable design principles. These plants are adapted to the local climate, requiring less water and maintenance compared to non-native species. By incorporating native plants, interior designers can promote sustainable practices and reduce the ecological footprint associated with imported or exotic plants. Additionally, native flora reflects the unique identity and rich biodiversity of Australia, adding a sense of place and cultural connection to the interior design.

Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style
Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style

Aesthetics and Unique Characteristics

Australian native plants offer a wide range of stunning visual elements and unique characteristics that make them attractive in interior design. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, with distinct textures and patterns. From the vibrant flowers of kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) to the sculptural forms of banksias and the striking foliage of eucalyptus, these plants bring a visually captivating and dynamic element to any space.

Low Maintenance and Adaptability

Australian native flora is known for its resilience and adaptability to a range of conditions. Many native plants are drought-tolerant and require minimal maintenance once established. This makes them ideal for interior spaces where regular care and watering might be challenging. They can thrive in indoor environments with limited natural light and are generally less prone to pests and diseases.

Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style
Wallpaper - A Fresh Take on Floral Wallpaper: Australian Native Flora Style

Overall, I think the trend of using Australian native flora in interior design reflects a growing appreciation for the beauty, sustainability, and cultural significance of these plants. It provides an opportunity to create unique, eco-friendly, and visually appealing spaces while fostering a deeper connection with the natural world.

Check out our range of native Australian floral wallpaper now!

with love + blooms

mimi