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.
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.
Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband. They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending original antique pieces with new in an eclectic style.
Forget teddy bear and chocolates. Be original, buy original, and say I love you with an original art piece from Saatchi Art online. Here is a selection of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those that deserve something unique…
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