Redecorating can be a lot of fun but you need to know exactly what you want before you begin if you’re to end up with a cohesive theme that looks stylish and that will last for the next couple of years. One of the biggest trends for interiors at the moment is the natural world, so look to flora and fauna for inspiration when looking for oilcloth fabric and other soft furnishings for the home.

There’s nothing easier than shopping for products with natural designs – they’re absolutely everywhere! The hardest part is working out how best to bring them into your home without going over the top or looking dated.

For a very contemporary aesthetic, consider going for intricate patterns on smaller items like cushions and wall art, and saving your big bold prints for larger pieces that will really help to make a proper statement.

Table cloths are perfect for giving your home an instant makeover – they can really change the way a room feels, simply by being laid out on the table. If you’re on a budget but want to give your home a new look, consider just investing in a key piece like this, or a few new rugs. You’ll get maximum effect for minimum input and they can be easily interchanged with other furnishings whenever you feel you fancy a bit of a change.

We’d love to see how you’ve incorporated the natural world into your home so far this year, so drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter.