Jungle Fever

My favourite colour of all is green. It is the primary colour in nature and is the colour of new beginnings and growth. It also represents nourishment and helps encourage stability. The colour green also has rejuvenating qualities and will help promote physical and emotional well-being into your life.

A key theme that’s cropped up this Summer has been the luscious palette of the jungle. There are plenty of ways you can work this popular theme into your home which, in turn, reaps the benefits of my favourite hue. Here are some simple suggestions of how you can inject some “jungle fever” into your home life.

Pricklies, Succulents and Terrariums. 

A little fact for you: All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti! They are defined by their moisture-storing capacity and come from many botanical families. Cacti have small, round, cushion-like structures called areoles from which spines, branches, hair, leaves and even flowers grow. Succulents are the perfect plant for the novice or forgetful gardener! They are super easy to maintain, and the choice you have is vast. There are a multitude of ways you can display them. They are striking in their own pot or hanging planter, although the ever-popular craze of today is to create your very own terrarium.

A terrarium is usually a sealable glass container that can be opened to maintain and access the plants inside. However, this is not essential and they can also be open to the atmosphere. Closed terrariums create a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter. The sealed container, combined with the heat entering the terrarium, allows for the creation of a small scale water cycle. This happens because moisture from both the soil and plants evaporates in the elevated temperatures inside the terrarium. This water vapour then condenses on the walls of the container, and eventually falls back to the plants and soil below.

There are terrarium workshops all over London that guide you step by step to make your own unique terrarium. Check out the link below for just one of them!

http://londonterrariums.com/our-story

Succulents
Plant Drawers
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Hanging Planters
Cafetière Terrarium
Wall Terrarium
Open Terrarium

Adorn and accessorise.

Perfect for renters too, why not accessorise with green and embrace the tropical theme. From book ends to soap dispensers, lamp shades to screens, you can easily create an enviable scheme. Cushions and bedding are affordable, instant injections for colour and pattern too. Here are a few hot finds below.

House of Hackney
House of Hackney
H&M Home
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H&M Home

Statement Piece.

Why not pack a punch with a statement piece of furniture? If you have a few more pennies to spend, opt for drama with a gorgeous green sofa. With lots of styles and fabrics to choose from I’m sure you can find the right one to suit your home.

Green Velvet Chesterfield- Loaf
2-Seater Green Velvet- Sofa.com
Multi tonal green, geometric sofa- Unknown

You can go for a statement on your walls as well. The choice of wall coverings and murals are exhaustive and will immediately transform any room. Tip: I’ve said it before, but if a full wall is too brazen for you, why not scale it down and feature them as artwork in large frames?

Hyyge & West Wallpaper- Laundry Studio, Andanza (Green)
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Hyyge & West Wallpaper- Justina Blakeney, Nana (Pink)
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Hyyge & West Wallpaper- Justina Blakeney, Aka (Khaki)
Jungle Mural

So,  there you have it. A few interior ideas for you to breathe a new lease of life into your physical and emotional well-being. All thanks to the colour green. I have included a few different examples of how you can work this diverse colour into your home below. Enjoy!

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