Have you been hankering to embrace the interiors trend that brings the outdoors in but just haven’t made the jump? Try these insider tips to get started.
This week we’ll break down five of these hero trends, giving you practical, easy, stress-free advice on how you can embrace the look.
“I think it’s only innate to lean towards natural materials such as raw timber, natural stones and greenery for both inside and outside living areas.”
You guessed it: Indoor plants are here to stay. But what are some savvy ways to introduce them into your home without it looking like a mini version of the Amazon?
“Use oversized, hand-painted pots (like the ones from Design Twins or Pop & Scott) with a tall or large plant such as a fiddle-fig, rubber plant or cacti,” suggests Jones. “Terrariums look great on a coffee table or on a shelf and are easy to maintain.
“Hanging planters from the ceiling is another fun way to incorporate plants into the home. They always look great in a bathroom or kitchen, too.”
Be brave, be bold
You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s all about green this year. Named the 2017 colour of the year by the Pantone Colour Institute, ‘greenery’ has really got everyone talking.
Jones says darker moss tones are set to be especially popular.
“If you’re brave, paint an area in your home a rich green hue, or add it sparingly with styling accessories in hints of green/moss,” she says.
Wall art for nature lovers
Bringing the outside in is easy – and fun! – when it comes to artwork. Think stunning natural landscapes, ocean-inspired photography and wildlife scenes that will bring David Attenborough’s voice alive in your home.
“Photography prints from the likes of Aquabumps, Kara Rosenlund or Chris Warnes represent nature in their unique forms and allow us to embrace it into our home,” says Jones.
4 rooms, 4 ways
When featuring the indoor-outdoor styling look in different rooms in your house, consider these design ideas from Jones:
• Bathroom: Use natural material products, such as a timber stump stool, next to the bath (think a Mark Tuckey stool). It adds an earthy warmth to the space.
• Kitchen: A mini green wall to grow herbs is a fun away to incorporate greenery and it’s practical, too.
• Living area: A statement plant in a corner can become the hero of the room – it creates a focal point and adds a calming quality.
• Bedroom: Open up the windows or use a sheer linen curtain to still allow the light in, but still give privacy.