It’s a joy to have fresh flowers and
greenery in the home. Give your space
an instant boost with our guide to
creating eye-catching displays
Living plants and herbs are a great way to bring the outdoors in while adding colour and texture to the kitchen. There's nothing more satisfying than snipping off some homegrown basil leaves or picking a sprig of thyme to add some fresh garden flavours to dinnertime. Grow a herb garden and keep it near the hob so you can add straight to the cooking pot, or give your window ledge a Mediterranean vibe with simple terracotta pots. Cluster them together and enjoy your garden view.
Flowers are a treat. They make you feel better, happier and are a lovely finishing touch to an interior. For fresh bouquets or artificial flowers that look great all year round, start with a vase. Look for beautiful shapes in ceramic or glass. Using a mass of one flower in a hallway or creating a pretty and fragrant bedside posy. The key to getting it right is to consider the scale and colour of a space. And if you can’t pick a colour, white is a classic option that works with any decor.
Turn your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary with sculptural indoor plants. Perfect for the minimalist home, a beautiful orchid will only add to the tranquil effect and look great – especially high up, where it will stand out. Miniature spiky succulents and small-scale greenery tap into the trend for cool houseplants. Marvelously low-maintenance, they thrive in humid conditions and their glossy, shapely leaves stand out against a white space.