Green is having a resurgence in our homes. It references the outdoors – the antithesis of our tech-ridden lives. I don’t know about you, but I get real tech drain when I over-use it. And we need to use it every-day to simply exist – from paying our bills to researching our holidays, and not to mention our email-centric work lives – it’s pretty difficult to avoid.
But, strangely, I’m relatively into tech; I’ve coded websites, I can fix the tv, and I’m interested in it from an innovation point of view. Yet I regularly yearn for a more analogue existence – one that is simpler and full of less information to distract. The outdoors is the extreme opposite of that. So, it’s all the more important to spend time in nature. I’ve even taken up open water swimming, but that’s another story for another time…
Given the previous months of lockdown and our still-restricted lives, green space is increasingly important. According to Homes & Property, four in 10 homeowners are now considering a move to country-side locations. Having a garden has become a more pressing consideration for buyers; Mintel's research shows it is the nation’s favourite hobby. And what’s more, it can have a huge impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. It stands to reason that we should want our homes to be an extension of the calmness that the outdoors brings.
The versatility of green makes it a popular shade too. Green comes in a variety of hues. Because it is a secondary colour (meaning it is made by mixing two primary colours, blue and yellow) it is a colour with a broad-ranging spectrum. From yellow-greens to blue-greens – and everything in between. If you play with the amount of black or white added, you create even more variety in that range. Take a look at my post on the colour theory of green here.
When you look outside of your window you will see that nature is made up of many shades of green. And that’s why layering different shades in your interior work well too. It looks especially great when combined with house plants. So how can you use it in your home? I’ve selected our best nature-inspired green homewares to keep you calm – and bring a bit of that lush outdoor foliage in…
Rosette Lampshade – Emerald
Our best-selling print comes in this striking shade of Emerald as a lampshade – making a statement as a ceiling or table lamp.
Inca Trail Fabric – Mint
This print depicts the Peruvian hike through the Andes. 4000m above sea level, surrounded by awe-inspiring views, was certainly an unforgettable spiritual experience.
Tropical Leaf Lampshade
Nordic Forest Wallpaper
Use this to set the scene in your scheme – working brilliantly as a single wall or a statement downstairs guest bathroom – this wallpaper works best when paired with natural woods such as oak.
Tropical Leaf Fabric – Mint
As curtains, this more muted colourway would make a pretty frame for your window – guiding the eye to nature’s leaves outside.
Yoga Poser Print
Bring some zen to your study or gallery wall with our best-selling calming print.
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