It's fair to say that most of us live surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a city and by 2050 it is expected that 68% of the world's population will become urbanites. While it is true that city life brings many benefits such as great transport links, hip and trendy places to eat, and a diverse population. It can also be chaotic, filled with endless commutes and trap you in long queues for your favorite pizza.
Seeking out nature has never been more important and even a short escape into the wild can quickly help and restore the work-life balance. For those who are struggling to get away from the city, we’ve come up with 5 easy ways of how you can bring the magic of nature inside your own home.
1. Add a splash of color with nature-inspired bedding
Changing the color of your bedsheets is an easy way to refresh and elevate your room, pick earthy greens, browns and off white tones and turn your bedroom into a botanical sanctuary. For our summer 2019 linen collection, we drew inspiration from summery walks and hikes in the woods and have added two new colors to all of our linen home textiles.
2. Borrow items from nature to accent your home
Do you remember that time you couldn't help pocketing a pretty shell you found on the beach? Well, there is an abundance of beautiful and natural materials you can gather to decorate your home with. Think seashells, pine cones, and dried flowers.
3. Use fresh flowers to elevate and revive surfaces around the house
Flowers can bring surfaces to life and add a splash of color, fresh blooms are particularly handy when it comes to creating the perfect mood for your dinner party tablescape. Go as floral or as leafy green as you like!
4. Opt for furniture made out of natural materials
Natural materials and fibers can create a soothing effect and act as an antidote to the stresses of daily life. Bedside tables and headboards made out of naturally finished wood, work particularly well and help to create a sense of calm in your bedroom.
5. Plants, plants and more plants
Spend an afternoon potting house plants. This is a simple yet effective way to create a botanical sanctuary you can relax in. Make sure to pay attention to how much sunlight your plants will need to ensure all your hard work doesn't go to waste. And if you're worried about watering your plants then we recommend choosing Sago Palm, Snake Plant, Succulents or Orchids - they won't mind a few dry spells.