Whenever I’m looking to spruce up my home, a quick trip to the garden centre solves the problem. For me, personally, the bigger the better. I love large plants in textured pots, grouped together to create impact and make a statement.
Here are some inspirational ideas to add plant glamour to your living space and bring elements of the outdoors into your home.
Is a bohemian scheme ever finished without an abundance of flora?
Green symbolises renewal, growth and hope. Green is the colour of spring, a time when life is revived, it represents a sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Be inspired by these home decorating ideas & tips to refresh your room with the colour of nature and serenity.
Add rich tones of green using sumptuous velvet textures. Make the most of the natural light sources and place a plant by the window to create balance and harmony.
Opt for darker hues of green for a dramatic and moody interior. Don’t be afraid of the dark; dark spaces can be warm and welcoming, very relaxing.
Green works well with other dark colours, try pairing with shades of petrol blue or slate grey.
Don’t hesitate, get creative. If you don’t love it, it’s pretty easy and cheap to repaint a statement wall. But we do recommend that you live with it for a few days. It’s surprising how things can grow on you.
Green works in the bedroom because of its calming natures. Try raw, natural shades of green, linked with the outdoors. It will bring a sense of relaxation to your space and leave you feeling fresh and revived.
Be modern and brave. Choose a vibrant addition to your room. This sofa adds a zing of colour to a simple scheme.
Not feeling quite so brave? Well then, choose green accessories for a modern feel. We are craving this modern green bubble light.
…..and who wouldn’t just love to add this aged dresser to their hallway.
Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe? These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?
This week we’re coveting renowned architect Ian Simpson’s amazing Manchester Penthouse, set on the 47th floor of the Beetham Tower.
Designed by Simpson himself, the 2 storey apartment complex covers the top 2 floors of this incredible Manchester landmark and boasts an amazing olive garden consisting of 30 spectacular trees and a 23-foot tall garden. It really is an incredible home!
Whether you’re loving a cool and modern look or a bohemian eclectic look, the tan leather sofa is making a big statement. If I had to choose my one time favourite home essential it would be this timeless piece of furniture. A great investment piece, it will see you through many years And through different style changes. There’s something warm and comforting about an aged leather sofa. It manages to be sleek and stylish while there’s still something warm and comforting about its timeless elegance. And what’s more, you can relax with the knowledge that it’s only going to get better with age.
Add large artwork, grey walls and a handcrafted rug to create drama
Sleek, timeless and stylish!
Pair a classic Chesterfield design with neutral accessories for a modern look.
…Or create contrast with black and white images.
You don’t want to invest in a new sofa? Easy – simply update your room by adding a classic accessory in tan leather or try a footstool…
…or a modern leather chair.
Introduce vintage accessories for a bohemian vibe, or mix dark colours and luxe fabrics to create a rich elegant look.
Let’s keep the chi flowing and deflect negative energy from our bedrooms.
Consider the positioning of your bed. Try to position the bed with space around it, away from the door and preferably not along a wall allowing space either side but ideally with the headboard against a wall. Your bed should be approachable from both sides.
Allow the Chi to circulate.
2. Carefully consider the colours. Get to know the Feng Shui colour wheel.
Earth tones will bring nourishment, protection and stability into your life. Feng shui earth tones include light yellow, creams, green and beige.
‘Metal’ colours bring the qualities of precision, clarity and efficiency. Element colours include grey and white.
Pastel colours are believed to add peace, calm and restfulness. Consider decorating with light blue and pale pink.
Add a strong fire colour element for passion and energy. The Feng Shui fire elements include red, orange and purple.
3. Lighting: Avoid brash lighting or ceiling lighting over your bed.
Instead, place side tables and lamps either side of the bed, remember, according to Feng Shui, decorating with pairs will create intimacy. Ideally create soft lighting with candles, giving the room a warm glow and bringing Feng shui fire elements into the bedroom.
Allow as much natural light as you can into the bedroom and open the windows regularly, refreshing the air. You may be surprised to hear that often the indoor pollution is worse than that outdoors.
Using the right placement of mirrors can bring energy to the space and create more light. Natural light will revive the energy in your room.
Whether you’re loving grand gestures or simple elegance, you need to be creating an impact the moment your guests walk through that door. Your hallway is usually the first thing that people see when they enter your home. It’s imperative that whatever your style, make a statement.
Here are some of our favourite hallways!
Interior designer Summer Thornton created this dramatic pink foyer for her fun loving clients. She has managed to successfully retain the period features whilst adding colour, personality and an opulent bohemian style.
Pretty pastels in a Beacon Hill townhouse. This modern wall paper print mixes classic design with contemporary colours. Fresh flowers, a Kalim and the pastel stair runner complete this polished ecclectic look.
We’re particularly loving patterned floor tiles in hallways. Small scale pattern or a bold statement tile, this practical option adds so much personality and pizzazz.
This palatial hallway of Stockholm stylist, Joanna Levén, is amazing. We love how she’s used bold lighting pieces and created clean lines with simple accessories.
Ok, so your hallway isn’t so palatial? Create the illusion of space by raising furniture from the floor and using a white colour palette to add light and keep the area looking fresh and bright. Add black and white photographs and frames for a personal wall gallery.
Let’s go au naturale! Green plants, polished wooden floors, wood accessories and a simple natural rug bring the outside in.
An overglazed gilt mirror draws focus to a foyer display.