With spring comes warmer months, brighter skies and - unfortunately - hay fever; a season of sneezing for the unlucky. But there’s nothing quite like the scents and scenery that the outdoors reliably brings every spring. How do we get the fresh, natural goodness from the outside, inside our home? It’s (actually) pretty easy. Here are five simple ways to bring the outdoors inside this spring with our top home hacks to break down those walls between your home and your garden.Fresh flowers and plants
Brighten up your home with a splash of green and vibrant colours. Gathering potted plants and fresh flowers is the best place to start when bringing the outdoors inside. Use vases to display flowers and create a focal point in the room, while keeping smaller plants pots on windowsills. Our stunning Paddywax Urban range of candles are perfect for doing this; the concrete vessels which the candles are presented in, are perfect for displaying outside or indoors, but better yet, once the candle has finished burning, you can repurpose the vessel and plant a small succulent plant inside. In fact, all Paddywax candles are designed to do just this - repurpose the containers!
Rattan furniture and accessories
Rattan furniture doesn’t just have to be for the outdoors. You could create a cosy, garden-like corner by including this type of furniture inside your home. Whether it’s rattan or another material, like wood or bamboo, add some natural materials into your home for spring. Also, add some seasonal kitchenware like lemon baskets for an even fresher environment.
Your house only looks as good as it smells! If you really want to channel some natural vibes inside your home, make sure you include some fresh and spring flower-based scented candles. With candles like these, it can be the first day of spring every day! These also make great gifts for birthdays, housewarming parties and wedding presents. Our new Munio candle range is great for incorporating the outdoors into your home, with the stunning herbs and dried flowers pressed around the outer-edge for a beautiful presentation.
It might be time to replace those cushions on your sofa that you’ve had for years - yes, the one with the dog bite in the corner. Transform your home into an indoor paradise by opting for tropical cushions, a palm leaves cushion, colourful throws, and even a fun flamingo cushion.
Artwork is always the final piece of the puzzle. Fundamental tip: picking the right artwork can transform the look and feel of your home. You don’t have to go for massive portraits, but you could opt for tiny antique sets to display keepsakes and photos inspired by natural beauty. Maybe pick up some interesting leaves on your next walk to work and do some leaf pressings. The NKUKU Danta Antique Copper frames are perfect for pressing flowers into, presenting handwritten letters or even displaying your own artwork.
There are plenty of ways you can ensure the spirit of the great outdoors lives inside your home this spring. With these tips, you can easily create a natural atmosphere that’ll charm anyone who steps foot inside your humble abode.
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