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Painted Leaf design bedlinen, from �32 for a double duvet set, Bhs. PA Photo/Bhs

Painted Leaf design bedlinen, from �32 for a double duvet set, Bhs. PA Photo/Bhs

Autumn’s renowned for its spectacular foliage and this season there’s a harvest of decor designs which will add their beauty to rooms – long after the season ends.

“The trend for botanical designs has resulted in a beautiful array of prints and patterns featuring leaves and foliage,” says Claire Vallis, design director for fabrics and wallcoverings specialist, Harlequin.

“They range from dramatic, large-scale branches and woodland forests, through to ditsy, dainty leaves. These can either be realistic depictions, so you feel you are actually walking though a forest or scrunching through fallen leaves, or more painterly interpretations with sweeping brushstrokes and vivid hues.

“But a common theme prevails – a love of nature and desire to bring the freedom and freshness of the great outdoors into the home.”

Don’t be afraid to experiment with pattern and scale, she advises, as even the most over-sized design can be accommodated, by pairing it with a plain or textured finish in the rest of the room.

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