It's hard to miss the latest trend towards indoor plants. And while I'm not so much about trends, I am definitely all for adding natural elements to a space. Here are some ideas for a new spin on the look. Bring your secateurs...
When the green hills and misty forests I've visited in my travels pull me back, one way to re-create the look is with lush greenery. I do love these string balls, but if you can't find them, just cut foliage and put it in vases at all different heights. This achieves a feeling of being surrounded, and mimics mountains and lakes, which are never at an even keel.
I really like the unexpected. I like the surprise of something a little different. When I was in Scotland, I saw a lot of moss and scrub, but then stumbled across the incredible Inverewe Garden, which housed a lot of tropical species – totally unexpected. Here, I've used the fantastic silhouette of prickly pear as a centrepiece. My advice is to see what everyone else is planting in their home and opt for something else.
And for a look that last longer than the lifecycle of a shrub, I found vintage botanical charts and pinned them to the wall. That way, I can enjoy lots of nature's bounty or change the species on display in line with the season. There are so many possibilities.