Contributor for Penny’s Daybook
If sweating it out in the park just isn’t your style, then bring the beauty of foliage into your home’s décor with these easy-to-mimic inspirations from the web!
Bring it in
Dress up a room with simple framed prints of leaves or trees. It’s an inexpensive way to use art that is accessible and naturalistic to add a touch of uniqueness to the décor. In your bedroom, get small cushions and throw pillows bearing leaf motifs, just like this Absolutely Beautiful room.
Put it on
While the design of these Alex Monroe earrings may be simple and fashion-forward, its hefty price can complicate acquiring them. No worries, Cheaper alternatives are available at places such as Diva, Accessorize (which has a mega sale now!) and Forever21. Pair your navy or black ensemble with a pair of gold fern/leaf earrings that flatteringly dangle down to frame your face!
Show it off
Use a statement piece in the room! Get a tabletop vase from IKEA or a florist/gardening interest shop and fill it with artificial flowers of a colour contrasting to that of your feature wall. Bold and undoubtedly beautiful.
Stick ‘em up
Use these cute leaf magnets by Richard Hutton on the fridge or your whiteboard to pin notes or create your own mini artwork. They’re so outstanding; you’ll never miss another memo again.
Some DIY tips for the ‘crafty’
Frame up fabric with leaf prints or actual dried leaves instead of purchased art.
Use potpourri in small glass vases or bowls around the house to add colour and fragrance to a room.
Do a kindergarten-style doily cutout of a leaf-shape and create your own filigree leaf décor on walls.
Weave banana or pandan leaves into placemats or coasters for an earthy, natural feel.
However it is you choose to live the Park Life this month, have fun and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!