For the love of Fiddle Leaf Fig

“A Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is decor gold because of its structural coonstitution”

I am late to the party but I love a good Fiddle leaf fig tree to go with my coastal decor. Haha, I know. It’s everywhere. I know, I know. Much like the white rug with black lines that almost every one seemed to have in 2016. Trust me, I almost paid up at the checkout too but I didn’t. But this one, even if it is ubiquitous, common, everyone seems have it, and took me a while to get my hands on it- I still wanted it. And I think I want it even now, even when I have seen the trend come and fade. Because I like plants and I think much like fern and pothos, Fiddle Leaf Fig is here to stay.

So you know, when I told a friend that I finally got a Fiddle Leaf Fig, she told me, hey, that is so 2016! True. If you talk in terms of design and decor trends, maybe it is a bit out of fashion. Actually, not really out of fashion but done to death perhaps. But I’d like to see of this as plant love more than just being in trend. I absolutely love the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree like I like them cactii. Trends may come and go but this love is here to stay. Look at those big, pretty leaves shining away- it instantly gives me them sea feels. Add in a wicker basket, throw a bit of pompom and you’re all set to rock and roll a beach home: in my case in the middle of the city.

But since when did Fiddle Leaf Fig become the IT plant of the design world?

I am really yet to style the lady {I am eyeing at a dainty wicker basket, preferably whitewashed} and I am yet to figure how she likes her water and nutrients so I thought I’ll tell you a wee bit about how Fiddle Leaf Fig became the eye candy of the design world in this post. It’s funny though how every era has its plants. Like the 50’s and 60’s for example was all about violets. Then came in trailers in macrame in the 70s and 80s and 90s saw ficus and ferns alike. I grew up in a home full of plants and foliage, and I remember being particularly fond of one fern that was in my grandma’s kitchen. Gosh, the leaves were huge and they would sway gently in breeze making it all a pretty sight. And I still love ferns. But there is no denying the fact that this era belongs to Fiddle Leaf Fig. And I am infected with the FLF fever.

Now, believe it or not, the FLF fever started from interior design blogs and not from any renowned designer’s studio. And interior designers found the Ficus or Fiddle Leaf Fig tree to be charming enough for them to want to get on to the “Fiddle Club”. You know what I think? I think it’s perhaps its structural constitution and it’s ability to add so much green at a go. You add it to a drab corner and it instantly brightens the whole room up. Like Beyonce walking into a room. Lush green, big leaves gives that “under the tree and dreaming” vibes; I can’t argue with the fact that it’s got an inherent statement plant look about it. With the Fiddle Leaf Fig, you’ll never have to try too hard. It’s instant drama, all the way.

Plus, there is something about this plant that makes you want to stroke it and treat it like a furry friend. Haha, which I have done this morning so I know it feels good. Dying to get it permanently settled.

And Till I get my decor chops on {which is most likely to happen this evening} here are some of my favourite interior design blogs, rocking a Fiddle Leaf Fig like a boss

Jen from The Fashion Magpie owns the look with FLF in place.

Kristy, from Kristy Wicks, is one my favourites and I love how she does her Fiddle Leaf Fig.

And then, there is this image, and I have no idea to whom this gorgeous bathroom belongs to. This is Fiddle leaf fig heaven I tell you.

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2 thoughts on “For the love of Fiddle Leaf Fig

  1. I love fiddle leaf figs as a decor piece, but I often feel that they are overpriced! Do you know of any stores/websites that sell them at a decent price? I would love to get my hands on a fiddle leaf fig to put in our bedroom!

    • I got mine for 500 so if that’s too much I wouldn’t know 🙂 But I think you get plastic ones too if you fear killing them. Try online. I got mine from Ganpat Rao farms.

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