Behind the Design: Australian Inspired Botanicals

Beautifully hand-painted and developed here in Australia, our botanical designs reflect our love of the land we call home. Read about the design process behind some of our favourite Australian inspired quilt covers, sheet sets and homewares.

Currawong Quilt Cover

SHOP THE LOOK: Currawong Quilt Cover

Bed Bath N’ Table is proudly Australian owned. While we take inspiration from art, design, and culture from all over the world, many of our designs reflect our love of the land we call home and our beautiful natural surroundings.


Australian Botanical Quilt Cover - Currawong

SHOP THE LOOK: Currawong Quilt Cover


With most of our designs hand painted in the heart of Melbourne, it’s not unusual to see paintbrushes, colour palettes and sketches around Bed Bath N’ Table Head Office. Each season our talented designers create original designs that transform into beautiful pieces for your home; from printed dining plates to intricate quilt covers and pillowcases.

We caught up with our textile design team to talk us through our beautiful Australian inspired range of quilt covers and homewares.


Bushland Quilt Cover

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Australian Inspired Bedding

Australian gardens and bushland offer so much for our design team to explore. The colours and plants themselves are fascinating, and living in Australia there is always that feeling of wanting to bring the outside in.

Each season we love to create beautiful new Australian-inspired designs. One of our most popular has been the botanical Bushland quilt cover. This design captures red bottlebrush (callistemon) and Eucalyptus gum leaves with branches swaying gently in the breeze. Beautiful birdlife flit in and out amongst the foliage.

The design has a relaxed feel, with different shades of green, warm reds, rust ochres, and browns that we see in the bush all around us.


Sassafras Quilt Cover

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The Bed Bath N’ Table Design Process

Wherever possible, we always paint and draw from real foliage, flowers, and plants. This way we can pick colours from the existing flowers and see all the interesting details. We tend to start by mixing colours together and painting different motifs. Once we've explored a variety of motif sizes and angles, we begin working on them graphically to build the design from there. Here we're able to manipulate the colours, place the design in an appropriate repeat and make any changes. Once the artwork is complete, we progress to a printed sample so we can finalise colour accuracy, quality and finishes before it’s ready to be released in stores.


Eucalyptus Quilt Cover

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Tufted and Quilted Designs

Along with hand-painted designs that have been printed on to our quilt covers, we also offer a range of stunning embroidered and tufted botanical designs to bring a touch of texture into your home.


Wild Banksia Quilt Cover

Tamworth Quilt Cover

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Introducing Botanicals Throughout the Home

There are many ways to enjoy Australiana themes in the home; bunches of Australian native flowers and foliage, beautiful quilt covers, printed cushions or even kitchenware. There is always something appealing about welcoming touches of nature indoors, and we are so lucky in Australia to have such beautiful native flora to work with.


Currawong Quilt Cover

SHOP THE LOOK: Currawong Quilt Cover


Explore our full range of Australian-inspired designs online and in store.