The beginning of the year is mostly marked by cold temperatures, grey skies and a lack of activities after the Christmas and New Year’s festivities are over. But don’t despair – why not bring a better outdoors into your home with some exciting new indoor-design ideas for a fresh, exciting look that will make spring seem not too far away. Whether it’s your bedroom, office space or living room, you can freshen up the atmosphere and feel at one with nature by injecting botanical greenery and natural materials.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF
Left to right: Lamp by Studio Australia artists | Lamp shade from Abode living
This lamp simply oozes a unique charm with its gorgeous retro style. With the iconic Kookaburra bird design, the ceramic lamp is hand-painted and glazed by Studio Australia artists. £219.
In need of a new lamp shade? Choose this bamboo one and you won’t be disappointed, whether you decide to hang it on its own, or as a group. It is made from sustainable bamboo, sports a simple yet chic design and is easy to use, as you can simply hang it on your existing cable. £94.
Left to right: Vase from Gisela Graham | Fake plant from Dowsing & Reynolds
This beautiful vase’s look imitates the delicate impression of a green leaf – perfect to give your interior some much-needed flora during the dark winter season. Small £18.
If you don’t have green fingers, don’t despair! This swiss cheese plant looks like the real thing, but is fake, so won’t ever need any watering. It will bring a tropical touch to your home almost immediately. £20.
Sidebord from Orchid furniture
For a natural, fresh look and some ingenious storage, choose this floral lacquered sideboard with two double cupboards, each housing a single removable shelf. It sports a pretty lime-green lacquer and solid wood and is 100 per cent handmade. £1,595.