Inspiration: Botanical Interiors

I know we all say it every year but the British Summer really does suck doesn’t it? (I’m writing this whilst the heavens have opened and the wind is howling… it’s August!)

So whilst the weather outside is miserable, we thought we would share with you 5 ways to bring a taste of summer inside the home with botanical interiors, tropical style.

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Large Planters:

You can bring a bit of urban jungle in to your home with oversized plants. They are a great way to make a statement without having to use bold colours. Their natural greens and browns can create a calming atmosphere so consider placing them in an area of your home that you tend to relax in. Who needs the beach?

The House Doctor – Black & White Etched Planter, £24.95 would be perfect for this.

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On the Shelves:

If you have a collection of small planters, place a range of them on some shelving. Studies have actually shown that bringing plants into a home can sharpen your focus and reduce stress so consider having a range of them in your office space where they can help clear your mind.

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Wallpaper & Accessories:

If really making a statement is your thing then go super tropical. A bold botanical wallpaper would definitely give a room a warm jungle vibe. We also love the effect leaf themed scatter cushions can have on a seating area, plus cushions don’t need watering, bonus!

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Prints & Pressed Foliage:

With clean and simple interiors consider bringing in a touch of nature by hanging prints. Despite it being grey outside a bare interior wall can always be brightened!

Perhaps even try creating a few DIY pressed foliage frames using a selection of the Nkuku Photo Frames and some leaves found outside. This Martha Stewart guide to Pressing Flowers and Leaves would be helpful for this project.

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Hanging Planter Display:

Creating hanging planter displays have been a popular project for the home this year and last, they are a great decorative way of displaying house plants. To create a wow factor in a room you can opt to use a variation of plants, playing with the shapes, colours and textures used.

The large Nkuku Hanging Planter, £44.95 would be a good one for this.

If you are inspired by our post to bring the summer greenery in to your home, we would love to see the finished project. Share it with us over at @homeandpanty on Twitter and Instagram.

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