As you may or may not know, I have just moved into a new flat (sorry I talk about it quite a lot on Instagram). Faced with a totally blank canvas and having to start from scratch on the furniture front, I am face deep in interiors inspiration. My bedroom floor is covered in home magazines and my weekends are spent traipsing around furnitures stores. So when Blinds Hut got in touch asking me to share one of my favourite summer interiors trends, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to talk about my new found love for all things green.
You literally cannot miss this trend because it is everywhere. Walk into any shop that sells home accessories or furniture and you will be met with a tidal wave of green. From crisp apple greens to deep jungle greens, this is a clear attempt to embrace the vibrant tones of nature. I am all for bringing the outdoors in and this is especially true for those without a garden. By creating a little green oasis inside, we can pretend that we have a glorious garden to play in, even if we are on the seventh floor of an apartment block.
If you see the obsession with green as more than a passing trend then why not just go all out and buy a key piece of furniture in a shade of green. When I was first planning my flat interiors I was absolutely set on only buying neutral furniture and adding drama with accessories. A much safer option, as you can easily change accessories but not so easy to change a large piece of furniture.
So what did I do? I ordered a green sofa of course! I’ve been swept up in the green trend and I literally could not resist. I did at least opt for a soft shade of green to avoid overpowering the room. Unfortunately my sofa hasn’t arrived yet so you’ll have to wait for a picture but I’m sure you’ll know about the arrival when my Instagram turns into a mood board of green sofas. The below Laura Ashley sofa is the one I’ve ordered but in a softer shade of green and a different texture.
When it comes to accessories, the possibilities are endless. Plus, if you don’t want to commit to years and years of green, get the trend via accessories rather than furniture. Here are some of my suggestions on how to bring this summery trend into your home without the need for a green sofa (although I would highly recommend this approach too):
Cushions / throws
Glassware / Crockery
Art / photos
Curtains / blinds
Although this kind of falls under accessories, I thought it deserves its own section as I think that green plants are a key part of this trend. What better way of creating a little garden inside your home than to quite literally bring the outdoors in. Adorn your kitchen with an array of herbs, such as basil, rosemary and thyme plants. Not only will they look gorgeous, they also smell delicious and bring an unbeatable freshness to your cooking.
For a more jungle feel, opt for some more exotic plants, which often have tremendous health benefits. They are renowned for absorbing all the toxins in the air, creating a fresh and healthy space for you to live in. You can also experiment with the pots and containers that these plants sit in; there are loads of quirky DIY solutions for you to play with and it will add real personality and charm to your home.
So there you have it, my ultimate guide to green and one of the most refreshing summer interiors trends. It’s a delightful colour that brings a sense of freshness and calm into your home, plus there are so many options to personalise this trend to your own taste. I have a feeling this will stick around for a while and there’s no better time to jump on the green bandwagon, with the summer fast approaching.
If you’re looking for something a little cleaner then have read of my Scandinavian bedroom inspiration post. As always, I love to hear your thoughts in the comments!