HOW TO USE GREEN IN YOUR HOME

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SOFT FUR­NISH­INGS are easy and cost ef­fec­tive. New cush­ion cov­ers in moody, muddy greens will freshen up a tired sofa while creat­ing a sense of calm; add a tex­tured throw or maybe an ot­toman and you’ve trans­formed your liv­ing room in one af­ter­noon.

HOME­WARES such as vases, dec­o­ra­tive bowls and ac­ces­sories, like pic­ture frames, clocks and ac­cent pieces, are also an eco­nom­i­cal change or ad­di­tion to your ex­ist­ing in­te­rior scheme.

PLANTS are a sure-fire way to in­cor­po­rate green into your home. They bring in great colour and the pos­i­tive ef­fects on well­be­ing that only liv­ing plants can pro­vide. Larger plants are best in liv­ing ar­eas, but in bath­rooms and for styling on cof­fee and side ta­bles, con­sider suc­cu­lents. They come in a range of muddy greeny tones, adding tex­ture and in­ter­est to the room.

BIG-TICKET ITEMS such as a sofa, din­ing table or bed frame, are usu­ally se­lected in qual­ity “neu­tral” fin­ishes. This way these larger items of fur­ni­ture will date well and last a life­time but, when you de­sire a change, can be eas­ily and cost-ef­fec­tively up­dated with ac­ces­sories and soft fur­nish­ings in a wide range of dif­fer­ent colours and fin­ishes.

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