Each year St Patrick is celebrated around the world on March 17 so why not fill your living areas with green for St Patrick's Day and create an evergreen look for the whole year? Green living is not just about sustainable energy and placing plants around your house. A green palette in the home is very "in" for 2013, especially one with citric tones. On the high street and online there are many fabrics, artefacts and pieces of furniture that will give your indoor environment a "green" lift for spring.
The bespoke Kustom Bark furniture range pictured above is from OurGreenRoom and can be purchased in beautiful bright green bute fabric for a striking designer look (prices on enquiry). If you just want to accessorise your home with a little hint of green, and share the luck of the Irish for St Patrick's Day, then these lime green lucky horseshoes from Etsy can be bought online for just £8. Or why not buy this pretty leaf green felt bowl also from Etsy for £18?
Lime green is so sharp you can almost taste it and, teamed with other citrus colours like lemon yellow and hot orange, it can lend your home a fresh new look. These lime green satin ceramic tiles from Habitat at Homebase can be teamed with other colours around your bathroom or kitchen or just used alone in a vivid block. For £10, this olive green armure cushion from Habitat will fit straight into this look on easy chairs, sofas or dining chairs. This Mariken starfruit upholstery fabric with its two different shades of green is available online from VillaNova and would look fabulous on a chair or scattered about on a cushion or two.
For real quality with Irish charm these linen mix curtains in Clover Emerald from Marvic Textiles are a subtle addition to any green theme. If, however, you prefer your homage to the Irish saint to be more upfront, then celebrate St Patrick in print with this pig and shamrock design. It's available as a poster from £12 or as a framed art print for £55 (pictured) at AllPosters.co.uk. This William Morris Clover print dates from the 19th century and, when made up into blinds by Creatively Different, is a lovely Arts and Crafts' addition to your interior nod to St Patrick.
There are some zingy vases around right now, like this retro green glass vase from Danish design company, Mit Hus. Green glass has been around for centuries and not just in ten green bottles standing on a wall. This green swirl glass vase also has real retro appeal from online store Wilko.com. These elegant Mary Rose vases in emerald are from Graham and Green. Mix them up with an assortment of Mary Rose glass decanters in a variety of sizes and jewel bright shades.
If all you plan to do to commemorate St Patrick in your home this year is to sprinkle some touches of green around your living areas, then why not put tangy green limes or grapes in fruit bowls? Or fill the house with green leafy plants like mother-in-law's tongue. Then wear a shamrock in your lapel and raise a glass of Irish whiskey to the Emerald Isle.
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