As seen on insta

It’s official: January is the most depressing month of the year. Experts cite personal finances and the weather as the main contributors to people feeling miserable. But research has shown that injecting some green can stop you feeling blue, by creating a stronger connection with nature that can help lift your mood and relieve stress and anxiety. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ways you’ve been incorporating plants into your homes, as seen on Instagram.

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On the shelf

A low-profile plant shelf and some innovative lighting in the kitchen of @thedipshome draw attention upwards, softening the architecture and highlighting the space’s impressive ceiling height. The combination of greenery and natural light thought the rooflights and French windows here gives a real indoors-outdoors feel.

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It’s a jungle in there

@countrysidedunham29’s open-plan kitchen, dining and living space makes the most of its garden outlook, connecting the interior with the garden through one continuous planting theme. The sculptural Cordylines outside are echoed by the spiky succulents below the TV, while the exotic feel of the garden is continued by a statement banana plant in the corner of the room. A generous mix of colours, shapes and textures creates a jungle feel that calls out to be explored.

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Repurposed wreaths

Moss walls and moss bath mats are an innovative way to bring nature into your home. Soaking up the water from steam, they serve a useful purpose as well as being an eye-catching feature. Here, @bamberbridge_life has incorporated moss on a smaller scale in the downstairs cloakroom, where the rich green shades and textures combine perfectly with the black tiling and are balanced by a plant on the other side of the handbasin.