Tropical foliage and leaf designs are hugely popular at the moment. They have a fresh natural appeal and best of all, if you stick to the same colour intensity, you can combine a number of different patterns. Here are five ways to introduce this modern botanical look to your home

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You are spoilt for choice when it comes to tropical-looking wallpaper. There are loads of versions available. If you opt for a strong pattern like this one in a bathroom designed by Old Time Bathrooms, use it as focal point rather than throughout the room. And accentuate it with white fittings and natural accessories.

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Ideal for patios and living rooms, leaf design scatter cushions create an instant summer feel. To give them more impact, combine them with ones in plain fabrics and wide stripes as Dear Zania Interiors did on this deck.

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Large leaf designs look very striking on a rug. To let the pattern shine, keep the furnishings fairly neutral but add some complementary colour, red in this case, in the scatter cushions. Décor by Lyrene Zimmermann of The Furniture Guild.

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Instead of fabrics and wallpapers, opt for the real thing. Pop single leaves of striking plants such as delicious monsters and strelitzias into a cluster of vases for a lush effect. Décor by Lindley & Co.

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Liven up walls with displays of framed botanical prints. Part of the appeal of these ones is the simple framing and the ordered way they have been hung. Décor by Lee Moon Interiors.

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