Over the past couple of years, pineapples have been everywhere in summer fashion, home food and beverage trends. Rio 2016 inspired a tropical fruit frenzy, which is still taking pride of place on our high streets – but for how long?

2017 has seen the unexpected arrival of the Cactus – botanical trends are set to steal the show from the pineapple this summer.

Playful product design sees cactuses (and pineapples) appearing on a range of quirky items, used throughout the home. The cactus as a design motif has been seen this year on candle holders, lamps, t-shirts, cards, you name it  – there’s a prickly cactus popping up!

Photo credit – Next Home

With just a quick sweep of the high street, you can easily bring 2017’s hottest trend into, or outside your home.

Photo credit – ASDA Living, George Home –  £12.

TK Maxx have also cottoned on to the popular mother-nature derived motif for 2017 and added salt and pepper shakers to their vast range of homewares.

Photo credit – TK Maxx, Cactus Salt and Pepper Pots – £6.99

Not only can this trend be featured in your home. Fashion designers have also been featuring cactuses throughout the runways this season, and New Look have added this cute – but prickly sentiment to their SS17 range.

So, ditch last year’s pineapple and look sharp by incorporating this botanical trend into your home – and wardrobe this summer!

Posted: May 30, 2017