I’m no interior designer but you know what works in your home for an instant boost? GREEN STUFF. Now flowers are perfect for this and can give you gorgeous pops of colour that will brighten anyones day, but unless you have a rambling English cottage garden, good flowers can be hard to come by…especially in the coming months we have ahead of us. If you buy them it can also be expensive to keep up each week (unless you have a superior quick sale bucket at your nearest Harris Farm) so you need to look at other solutions.
You know when you look through home magazines and everything looks styled and perfect? Same with Pinterest, thousands of images of fabulous homes – all different styles, textures, colours and of course tastes. But you know what is common in EVERY single shot?
You can go with a great indoor plant – like the fiddle leaf fig that was so popular last year, or the classic Mother’s in law tongue which never goes out of style I reckon. My all time favourite is Zanzibar Gem which is near impossible to kill…it needs only to be put in a sink of water for 30 mins every 3 months and that’s IT. I have a couple of these around the house and I just love them…my Step mum has the most amazing collection of them at her place and I just love how fabulous they look…on a shelf, bookcase, bathroom…anywhere!
But if you need an instant boost of green why not consider a few branches or leaves thrown into a vase? Same effect, quicker and you can change it more often too. I always go and cut some branches…the bigger the better and they instantly make an empty space feel warm, and just right. There is something about nature inside that just makes a space work better….the green just has this magic effect…pulls a minimalist space together. Creates another texture for your eye. Who knows…as I said I have NO idea I just reckon it works. See?
Go cut down some branches from a tree, or pick some cuttings from an overgrown fern and bring them in. Maybe even a potted herb onto your kitchen bench. Some maple sticks into your bathroom. Even if it feels weird while you are doing I bet it will work when you whack it inside.
Do you have indoor plants in your home?
Ever cut some branches of a tree and whacked them inside?
What’s your favourite green something in your home?