I have recently been looking for inspiration for the old house and I’m loving the trend for bringing the garden inside using botanicals, house plants and using green for interiors. As a gardener, bringing the garden into the house is perfect for me, especially as we are now in Spring. With the Old House garden always in my mind, I thought using some of this inspiration may help me make some decisions about what to use in our renovations.
We went to the Ideal Home Show at Olympia in London over Easter to find some more ideas and I fell in love with this room set by Good Homes. I love the fresh green colour on the walls, the hanging plants and the layering on the open framed bed.
I love looking on Pinterest and Instagram for added inspiration and think strong shades of greens can look fantastic especially in a bathroom. Strong colours create a dramatic backdrop for a statement bath or vanity unit. I love this bathroom from H&M Homes for instance as I love the strong green used. The grey floor helps to break up the solid colour and the botanical print in the shower curtain adds interest. This image is from Instagram.
Using Sage Green as a neutral.
I love sage green, especially in the kitchen. It looks so fresh and inviting but doesn’t dominate a room. I think this kitchen by DeVOL is absolutely stunning because the use of green is perfect for this light and bright space. I love the fact there are no wall cupboards or shelves leading your eye directly to the sage green units. I am still undecided on what colours to have in the old house kitchen but think I’m leaning towards using a soft, sage green as it would look amazing with the view of the old house garden beyond and the green oak we are using in the build.
This pale green looks beautiful in this living room as it’s an excellent neutral colour to show off the pictures on the wall. According to Pinterest, sage green is the most searched interiors trend for 2018 so far. I can see why! It’s neutral but fresher for Spring than perhaps grey or blue tones. Sage green is a perfect colour for both traditional and contemporary interiors.
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Using house plants is such a massive interiors trend for 2018. Every interiors magazine I buy, shows gorgeous indoor plants in various displays. With interests in wellness and healthy living, indoor plants add an extra dimension to any interior space. Plants absorb chemicals, helping to purify the air especially important in an urban home. Plants also add to a calmer atmosphere at home as they are known to help ease stress and improve well being. I love the hanging planters in this image and will definately be investing in some for the old house. I would love a feature wall of small terracotta pots filled with succulents in the new kitchen as I think this would look stunning.
Finally, take at a look at Amara for their amazing Greenhouse collection. It has a real English garden feel but is new and fresh as it combines other pastel colours and prints. I shall definately be looking to this site for accessories such as cushions, table wear and vases. With neutrals continuing to be a trend in 2018, will you be bringing the garden in through your interior choices this Spring?
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.