Earlier this year saw the Jungle trend hit our stores. Faux greenery is suddenly everywhere as well as the real thing, if you're green fingured then I suggest you go down this route as some of the faux plants out there despite looking so real are a pay day splurge! However which ever way you hang, you can get in on this look for a simple update that won't cost the earth.
I have to admit that my home in parts is taking on a seventies revival with dark walls, jewel colour greens and lots of foliage! In part it's the greenery that I love so much that's urging me to take my walls a few shades darker - or black as my husband says. I say chalky matt charcoal - "tomayto -tomahto!"
I've talked about my love for a faux plant in the past but I have generally stuck to flowers. However recently some of my favourite stores have stocked up on the most luscious ferns, and I have felt obliged to give them a go! Now I don't pretend I am very green fingered but spurred on by the appearance of a plant in the home and how it can bring a corner to life (how ironic when we're talking fakes) I thought I'd snap up a few real ones to pop in the mix. Same rule applies to most things, especially your wardrobe, the high/low mix is what gives your room edge and interest! Homebase, B&Q and Ikea all have a great selection of Cacti, Aloe Vera, Mother in Laws Tongue and Palms. Prices starting as little as £4. So having bought a few on the promise they practically defy death my real life plants are surviving well with a weekly water and feed with the ever faithful Baby Bio. On the fake front The Range, Homesense and Asda have come up trumps recently for eucalyptus and succulents as well as my usual haunts Rockett St George, Abigail Ahern and Astella Hrela (the giant Agave plant is immense!)
Just to demonstrate how effective plant life can be I have rounded up a small selection of my favourite images below taken from some of my most inspiring Instagram feeds
These guys love a plant or two and style them to perfection. How could you not love Nadia's cosy veranda and that bursting Fatsia or the giant Swiss cheese plant in Kate's house, the pop of the copper hanging basket and the Spider Plant at Kerry's or the Silver Birch in Dee's kitchen!
Get in on the jungalow style....
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