Bringing the outdoors in can be as simple as putting a potted plant on the coffee table, but it can be much more interesting if you push yourself. For us here at Si & Oui, green is a neutral colour, it is naturally occurring and compliments any colour. Here is a roundup of some of our favourite spaces that bring the outdoors in and how you can do this for yourself.
Think of Green as a Neutral
No one has ever stepped outside and said their outfit clashed with the trees. We need to start looking at green that way inside our homes. It compliments any number of colour combinations and looks great in abundance as a monochromatic scheme. Here are 4 rooms that use the colour green in a bold and beautiful way.
Bring Nature Indoors
House plants are the easiest way to bring the outdoors in. They can be tough to care for, but if you have a green thumb you should be living with plants. There is some interesting reading on the health benefits of houseplants, everything from plants helping with stress to boosting our overall happiness. Who knows whether my peace lily will actually calm me down, but here at Si & Oui, we are willing to hedge our bets and bring a few plants into the office. Here are a few inspiring workspaces filled with greenery.
Put a Terrarium on It
No green thumb? Try a terrarium! Terrariums are totally on trend and the good news is that anything goes when pulling them together. Typically, a terrarium is made with small foliage plants that grow slowly. It is important to pair plants with similar natural habitats. Mix at least 2 or 3 planting materials to build up your terrarium. You will need to water your terrarium, but not as frequently as a typical indoor plant. The greenhouse effect of the closed environment will recycle the water rather than having it evaporate into the air. Seeing dew and water spots on the side of your terrarium is normal and part of its beauty! If you haven’t seen dew in a while, it is time to give your plants a mist.
Add Green Textiles to Any Room
Green textiles are not hard to come by and can be used anywhere. Here is a haul of our favourite green textiles right now.
Don’t be afraid to buy a few yards of fabric and create something on your own like the homeowners did in the Si & Oui bedroom below. They created a new headboard on our recommendation for their cozy master suite. We absolutely love the custom shower curtain and matching roman blind in the bathroom by Anna Burke.
This exterior space by K&K Interiors is beautiful and would translate into an easy DIY. To us it looks like they may have spray painted two Ikea chairs (add link) and sewn their own pillows using Tommy Bahama indoor outdoor fabric. Take a look at how we think it came together.
Find Inspiration and Run With It
Inspiration can come from anywhere – honestly. Check out this video of a moodboard coming together using a bird botanical as inspiration.
We hope this has inspired you to bring the outdoors in. If you find yourself needing a little help making the leap into leaf green, Si & Oui’s design packages can get you there. The green bedroom with the palm leaf headboard pictured above was designed using Si & Oui’s Package 2. It helped the couple transform their beige bedroom to green and glorious!