I had planned on writing about bringing a bit of luxury into your home with a post about ‘hotel chic’ but having spent the most magical of days in Somerset last week I couldn’t bring myself to think too deeply about decadent wallpaper, sumptuous bedding and metallic accessories. Instead I am desperate to remain in mind, if not in body, in the flowing calmness that being surrounded by nature provided and this led me to thinking about the surge in botanical and nature inspired design we’ve seen in the last 18 months.
I’ve always loved nature and so when I became a homeowner it was a natural choice for my interior design scheme, but at the time botanical prints were just becoming popular on the high street so my selection was limited. I didn’t want to decorate the whole house in the same style as I love that each room can be entirely unique so I have kept my botanical prints mainly to the master bedroom.
I am a firm believer that the bedroom should be for two things (you can make your own assumptions here, but one of them is quality sleep), it should generally be a place of calm where you can unwind in an uncluttered, minimal environment. For me this means no TV, no bold prints, no bright colours or heavy furniture and to have all the ‘stuff’ hidden away and so the botanical theme works really well for me.
Here are some current high street finds to bring a bit of nature into your home….
And here’s where the inspiration came from, Somerset…
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