In the age of digital everything, a bit of nature though simulated, reconnects our living spaces to what is natural. Butterflies, bird’s nests, blossoms, topiary, etc. adds whimsy and life to spaces. No wonder this trend is still going strong since 2013. What changes every year are the hues, texture and materials used. You need not go full on bold to incorporate these in your living areas because a few pieces will be enough to achieve this trend.
Hanging faux butterflies adds life or movement to an area. Same with wind chimes, it is best placed near doors, or windows. In a bedroom it is nice placed above the bed with some mood lighting.
Colorful weaver bird’s nest inspired lamps can be placed indoors to bring a bit of nature and rustic vibe. If hung outdoors, preferably on tree branches, it adds a pop of color. I haven’t seen one not dyed or made in neutral color or undertones but it is quite possible to have such pieces custom made by local makers/suppliers if you want to achieve a more natural look.
Faux floral arrangements with Bohemian or Boho Chic inspired colors will brighten a room or a corner any time of the day. No rules, just free style arrangement that you can combine with dried or faux twigs, eucalyptus leaves, etc. Plus, no need to water them every day.
Topiary faux floral arrangements hung indoors gives off a fresh, natural feel with less time for maintenance. If you fancy, you can add ribbons or faux butterflies for added effect. Here’s a tip, use a scented soap or a drop of scented oil like rose, lavender, jasmine, etc. in the tub of water so that when it dries it will give off a subtle smell. Use floral scents and avoid pine, lemon or any ‘car deodorizer scents.’
Topiary faux plants, mini colorful baskets, wooden white picket planters and iron miniature mobile planters combos are spotted more at restaurants, malls and even salons primarily because it adds a bit of green without the need to water or place out in the sun. Once a week, just soak in a tub of soapy water and hang to dry and voila, you can place it back. Here’s a tip, use a scented soap or a drop of scented oil like bamboo, lemongrass, eucalyptus, etc. in the tub of water so that when it dries it will give off a subtle smell. And again, veer away from pine, lemon or any ‘car deodorizer scents.’
So these are my finds for this month and take on the nature trend. Hope you like it and thanks for the click!