Blur the Boundaries – Bring the Outside In
Now if you have been paying attention lovely people, you will have already freshened up the house with the onset of spring. There will be one or two new cushions, some new crisp bedlinen maybe, some new garden accessories, and there might even be a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But now summer is almost here, and it’s about time to throw open the doors and windows and really bring the outside in with some lovely new products from the Heart of House range at Argos.
The colours and textures of nature are probably the easiest ways to work this trend. Shades of duck egg blue and green, natural wood, rattan, and lashings of white. You can (hopefully!) put the woolly throws away until autumn, roll up the rugs and literally sweep away the dust and stuffiness of previous months. It’s all about simplicity and relaxed living.
Floral and leaf motifs will enhance the scheme.
And even if you don’t have an outside space to call your own, you can recreate that feeling in your home. Make sure the windows are sparkling clean and fresh air is circulating, and create a mini garden on the sideboard with some indoor plants. Even some green leaves in a vase will have a relaxing effect and can look really stunning.
And no one wants to spend time cooking over a hot stove in the summer so keep meals simple. Take advantage of fresh vegetables and salads and lay a colourful table using the same natural products to give the impression of being on a picnic. Wooden chopping boards make great serving platters and plain glass jars can be used for anything from condiments to individual desserts.
All featured products are from the Heart of House range at Argos.