Fruit's so good for you
FRUIT isn’t just a healthy boost to your diet – it can provide the inspiration for an injection of bold design into your home. Long-recognised for its health benefits, fruit’s bright colours and simple shapes can be a real tonic for decor. And this season, fruit-themed accessories have become a really popular choice. Achieving a contemporary look is easiest with bold prints on items like chopping boards, tea towels and table cloths and there are a range of these in the shops to choose from. Unsurprisingly, the kitchen is a popular area for fruit prints. This apple design chopping board (1), £12.95 from www.dotcomgiftshop.com, is a funky way to add some fruity flavour – or how about this apple-themed toast rack (2), £6 from Matalan? Apple-print oven gloves (3) will also fit well with the theme and are available for £3.95, from www.homehomehome.co.uk, as will the trendy fruits collection red mug (4), £1.99, from Dunelm Mill. Moving out of the kitchen, you can be trendy on the go with a pearprint flask (5), £13.99 from www.cocoa-bean.co.uk Fruit ornaments can look bold and different to add a bit of fun to rooms away from the kitchen. These pear-shaped ornaments (6) from Next, £20, would look great in any bedroom or living room. This fruity lampshade (7), £36, from www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk, will add a bit of fun to any room – especially a child’s bedroom. When looking for ways to incorporate fruit themes into your property, why not think about choosing your favourite fruit to splash around your house? This will make you smile when you see it – and may even encourage you to eat healthily too.