According to Tru-Cape, fruit decor is on the rise due to a throwback to pastoral times. “We see plants and fruits taking center stage in interiors, clothing, art and decorating style. We see a growing appreciation for the simple things and the blessings of nature,” explained the furniture designer Haldane Martin. “Using a bowl filled with inviting fruit or simply organically dispersed seasonal vegetation…emphasizes a welcoming sense of togetherness and fellowship. It’s also a more eco-friendly lifestyle as the family consumes the fruit rather than getting rid of dead flower arrangements.”
Apple and pear fruit bowls are popular because both can be left out to ripen properly. For those who prefer the fall months, apples provide a crisp aroma perfect for the season. Check out home and candle stores to find fruit-scented room sprays and fruit-scented reed diffusers. Or you can go the homemade natural route by boiling a pot filled with water and citrus slices to freshen the house.
Professional interior decorators favor fruit aesthetics because it reminds them of their childhood when mothers would place bowls full of luscious fruits on counters. Although fruit house designs have been popular since the 1970s, people have moved away from using obviously fake fruit by going back to nature. For displaying or eating, fruit could be constructed to look as fabulous as a bouquet of flowers with an abundance of matching colors and shapes. A minimalist white plate or a metal tray would be equally exquisite, containing fruits of all kinds and colors.