Tube Vases

I came across test tube vases a few months ago and think they make a perfect table setting or centrepiece. The vases are perfect for little wild flowers you may have picked from your garden.

I love the idea of the floral tube chandelier! So beautiful.

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Printed Paper

These beautiful images, and the Hand Painted post I shared with you a few weeks ago, have re-ignited my love affair with wallpaper.

All 3 rooms are bought to life with their floral patterns, creating the feeling of a beautiful indoor garden. The rooms alone with their stunning furniture are enchanting,  but the wallpaper adds a whole new level of elegance.


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Move Up

Are you running out of places to store your things? I am and I’ve started to move on up! Using ladders to store your treasures not only makes a pretty display but it is also practical. Hurrah!

You can pick up old wooden ladders from junk shops and thrift stores quite easily and they look good painted up or left in their original condition (make sure they’re not showing splinters as you might catch fabric) and stack away. They look brilliant in bathrooms with towels on, in your bedroom storing your shoes and trinkets off or in your garden with plant pots on the steps.

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Outside In

I love have plants scattered around our flat all year round. We don’t have a garden and live in a city so I find it a brilliant way to create our own little oasis inside. I think that having pots and plants around is really uplifting. However, along the way I’ve also managed to kill a lot of plants and struggled to keeping them looking lovely so decided to do a little bit of research on how to keep the greenery alive! Here are a few tips that I found helpful…

* Choose the right plants for you – if you’re prone to killing your plants, the best thing to do is to try and buy hardy plants that like a bit of mistreatment. Cactus and succulents are good for this and I’ve found orchids can be left to their own devices! They only like to be watered once a week, if that. Brilliant.

* Plant placement – all plants have different light preferences, and too little light will often kill our green friends. Generally the care label on the plant you buy will tell you what it likes/needs but if in doubt, give it more light than less. Plants will always lean towards the natural light source so rotate the pot once a week to ensure an even growth.

* Watering – your plant of choice will determine the amount of water they’ll want, but in general, plants with bushy foliage will need more water than waxy or leathery leaved plants. Cactus and succulents like to be watered once every 7-10 days so they’re low maintenance. It’s better to underwater your plants than to over water them!

* Maintenance – take off dead heads of flowering plants and clear the leaves regularly. Plants can also collect dust so give their leaves a wipe every so often.

* Mix it up – experiment with different pots, trays, canisters or anything else that takes your fancy. It’s best for the pots to have drainage holes so that your plants roots don’t sit in water for too long – that’ll definitely kill them!

To gain more inspiration on how to turn your home into a green delight, why don’t you check out my Pinterest board, Naturally Beautiful, here.

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Let It Glow

Fairy lights are really handy to jazz up a mantlepiece or to put in the garden if you’re having a party. I love the soft atmosphere they create and think every home should own a string or two. Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas, use them all year round in your home to add a twinkle.

How do you use yours?

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