H&M Home is fast becoming my go-to place for affordable and bang-on-trend home accessories. I’ve bought so many things there for the country cottage that the final reveal might be in danger of looking like a product shoot. Only joking. But seriously, I do find it hard to resist many of their decorative accessories as they have this knack of using dark, sludgy colours in natural materials that disguise the fact that they are budget items. And now, the new spring range is definitely pulling on my purse strings.
I’ve been telling anyone who cares to ask that Botanicals will be a big trend for 2016 so anything green and leafy is on my radar, and I think that H&M have nailed it beautifully. They call it their Earthy Emerald range and it features large scale leaf motifs, wood, metal, and green glass. The emerald is just the right green for me. It’s rich, and dark, and moody, which is just the feel I’m hoping to achieve at home. And they have styled their rooms with a healthy dollop of real, green, healthy plants. Maybe not so easy for me to achieve at home.
I may not be popular for saying so, but there is a lot to be said for following trends with accessories only. They are easy to change when you tire of them (it doesn’t hurt the wallet as much as redecorating for sure), and they can be a quick fix when you are impatient to see immediate results. Guilty as charged.
Maybe it’s not such a bad thing thing that I’ve had to wait two years without putting paint and paper to walls. Maybe I should just buy a new duvet cover, some green vases, and some plastic green leaves instead?