Posts Tagged ‘green’

Banish those New Year blues!

January 9, 2012

How depressing is it when you have to finally dismantle the tree and take down the decorations? Very! Ok, it declutters the place and gives you back the precious space that your 6ft (wide!) fir took up, but the place looks so bare (bit like the tree). So how do you add some warmth to the room again? Well burning the tree is a start – especially if you’ve got a real fire, like me :-)  – but the other answer is obvious: bring in some more plants for that Winter/Spring look. Do that and you’ve got the colour, you’ve got the smells, you’ve got the cost… Forget the last bit, the expense is well worth it!  Check out this selection of 10 top indoor plants on  If you still need convincing, check out these rooms from February’s 25BH and you’ll be, ahem, green with envy…

Seán O

Subtly coloured lilies...

...or verdant ferns

Cosy conservatory

August 5, 2011

Not so much room envy as ‘conservatory‘ envy, what don’t I love about this space? From the stable-style door to the bare brick on the wall, this dining area screams relaxing, comfortable conservatory chic.  The glass vaulted roof ensures it’s nice and light and a palette of cream and green makes it easy on the eye.

Would I like this room? You betcha!

Do you have a conservatory that you’ve decorated to ’25 Beautiful Homes’ standard? If so, tell us what you’ve done and how it compares with this picture.


Restoration Man George Clarke’s eco tips

March 31, 2010

The eco trend is set to be big this year (as it always should be!!) but I’m the first to admit that it’s not easy being green in the home (I have to WHAT my radiator??), so I asked George Clarke what he would say to anyone trying to make their home more energy-efficient. Check out the video for Channel 4’s handsome Restoration Man’s easy eco tips!

Go green

April 28, 2009

Check out this bathroom.  By picking one zesty colour and introducing it on some of the walls and with accessories, this plain white bathroom suddenly makes a real statement.

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Green bathroom

Green bathroom

Going green in the living room

November 25, 2008

Green isn’t a popular colour to decorate your living room in – but this scheme looks great.  Shades of green are continued in the blinds, cushions and chairs, where as a white sofa and skirting add definition.

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Green living room

Green living room

Green tiled bathroom

October 16, 2008

You’ve got to love green to love this bathroom from myhomeideas.  But the tiles do create a stunning effect.

Green bathroom

Green bathroom

Funky modern office

October 1, 2008

Green is just the perfect colour for this office and the white box shelves are a genius idea. They really stand out and make the shelving the focal point of the room.

Stylish shelving

Stylish shelving

Stick on style

August 18, 2008

I’m so glad wall stickers have made a come back -I’m a massive fan. This bedroom is a good reason why, they instantly set this boys room apart from the rest.

Boys bedroom

Boys bedroom