Autumn/Winter 2020 Trend: “Inner Retreat”
All the flowers to know about, plus inspiration for bringing them into your home
We live in a busy, uncertain world. Our lives are shaped by outside influences that we cannot always foresee or control, and we are subject to demanding stimuli in the shape of our smartphones. This season, we respond to our environment and use nature to create a space for peace and calm. Our focus is on soft textures, pastel tones and friendly shapes.
For Autumn/Winter 2020 we turn to the flowers that make us feel soothed and cocooned. “Inner Retreat” is all about self-care and destimulation, an excellent attitude to cultivate as we move towards the end of the year. Read on to discover the most important flowers of the season, and how to bring out their best, whether through bouquets, vase arrangements or DIYs.
The Cymbidium orchid
is a fragrant delight that hails from the Himalayas. Their long vase life of up to five weeks makes them the perfect adornment for a homemade dreamcatcher
, promising sweet dreams and restful nights aided by the flower’s sweet scent.
For bouquets, we turn to viburnum, a flower that encapsulates the “Inner Retreat” mindset. The balls of fresh green petals found on young ‘Snowball’ Viburnum makes this cut flower an excellent choice for holistic, peaceful flower arrangements.
Last but not least, lilac
rounds off our Autumn/Winter 2020 “Inner Retreat” trend. As well as looking gorgeous in a bouquet, its famed fragrance makes this flower the perfect base ingredient in a winter room spray
. Fill your home with the heady scent of lilac, and look forwards to the arrival of spring.
If you’re interested in finding out which house and garden plants match this season’s “Inner Retreat” trend, then check out our sister site Thejoyofplants.co.uk
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