Natural elements - part 5 – flora and fauna

Unfortunately the UK rarely provides us with the opportunity to spend much time living an outdoor style life! However, making the most of the natural beauty of flora and fauna is made somewhat easier for those who have a conservatory.

The most popular form of window and door dressings for conservatories are vertical blinds, however those who have the added advantage of a sunny south facing side to their home can adopt the approach used in other parts of the world and use lined voile curtains hung from wooden curtain poles, which can be opened right back to the corners of each wall and held in place tiebacks to make full use of their outdoor area.


For those who have neither a conservatory or an open area can still bring the natural elements for flora and fauna into their homes via their décor colours and printed fabrics and materials.


Green is of course the colour associated with flora and fauna. It is available in a wide range of shades and tones to suit all styles of interiors. Older, traditionally styled interiors look stunning with mid tones whilst country cottages are perfect for combinations of pastel greens used in conjunction with pastel pink. Alternatively contemporary interiors are ideal for zingy bright lime greens.


The colour green is associated with new life, hence is also typically associated with the season of spring. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and the natural environment. However, it can also be associated with jealousy, the green-eyed monster, so you may need to use it cautiously!


Green offers both a warming and cooling effect, it denotes balance, harmony, and stability. Use several shades of green for a fresh, springtime feel in bedrooms and lounges. Echo nature by contrasting green and blue to depict water and the forest, opt for combinations of tan or beige to represent organic materials and recycling.


Opt for plain green or floral patterns on duvet sets to quite literally bring a new lease of life to tired looking bedrooms. Ready made curtains UK are the ideal window dressing solutions for any room in your home as such you can use plain natural fabrics such as dyed linen, cotton or silk which will also add different textures within the room.


Add plant life and place at varying heights to add points of interest to your rooms, if you aren't very green fingered fresh seasonal flowers are a great alternative and will also perk up a room by bring natural flora and fauna into your home.

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