Bring nature inside

Nature indoors? Yes, please!

Nature doesn’t just live outside. A flash of feathers, a sweep of foliage – you can get your breath of fresh air inside, too. From a nod to the owl trend, to an update on the floral look, we can help you transform your home with gorgeous nature-inspired products.

Here, we suggest some themes for decorating with the outdoors in mind, from animal brights to nature kids and monochrome floral.

Animal Brights

Cute animals are irresistible. Dial up the cute factor at home or tap into the woodland vibe with some wild accessories. Bright colours really bring a room alive (see what we did there?).

(Tip on moodboard: For big impact, go bright with walls, or tone down your base colour and just add bold tones with accessories and furniture)
ÄLGÖRT
fabric
ÄLGÖRT fabric
multicolour
£6 / metre
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GULÖRT
rug
GULÖRT Rug, low pile
low pile
£35
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GULÖRT
shade
GULÖRT Shade
£6
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BILD
poster
BILD Poster, floral rabbit
floral rabbit
£3
Product information
GULÖRT
cushion cover
GULÖRT Cushion cover
pink
£4
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KLÄDSAM
mobile
KLÄDSAM Mobile
£7.50
Product information
KNISTA
picture
KNISTA Picture, ducks in colour
ducks in colour
£10
Product information
KORT
art card
KORT art card, birds
birds
£2 / 5 packs
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OLUNDA
Picture
OLUNDA Picture, splash
splash
£12
Product information
SPRINGKORN
Shower curtain
SPRINGKORN Shower curtain, assorted patterns
assorted patterns
£15
Product information
SPRINGKORN
throw
SPRINGKORN throw
multicolour
£9
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SPRINGKORN
throw
SPRINGKORN throw
multicolour
£7
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Nature Kids

Stuck without a garden, or can’t get enough of daisies and orchids? Dress a room in florals and you’ll always have time to stop and enjoy the roses. Choose black and white for a modern look.

(Tip on moodboard: For a floral fix without the fuss, team up busy textiles with classics like timber floors and white furniture)
ÄNGSSPIRA
Quilt cover
ÄNGSSPIRA Quilt cover and 2 pillowcases
and 2 pillowcases
£35
Product information
FEJKA
Artificial plant
FEJKA Artificial potted plant, Fig
potted plant
£8
Product information
FEJKA
Artificial plant
FEJKA Artificial potted plant, Fern palm
potted plant
£20
Product information
ELSABO
Decoration stickers
ELSABO Decoration stickers
£10
Product information
LÖVA
Bed canopy
LÖVA Bed canopy, green
green
£9
Product information
MÖBORG
Rug
MÖBORG Rug, low pile
low pile
£60
Product information
SKOJIG
Table lamp
SKOJIG Table lamp, orange
orange
£16
Product information
SKOJIG
Pendant lamp
SKOJIG Pendant lamp, yellow
yellow
£14
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SKOJIG
Pendant lamp
SKOJIG Pendant lamp, blue
blue
£14
Product information
VANDRING
Quilt cover/
VANDRING IGELKOTT Quilt cover/pillowcase for cot, green/brown
& pillowcase for cot green/brown
£11
Product information
VANDRING
Squeaky toy
VANDRING IGELKOTT Squeaky toy
soft toy
£2
Product information
VANDRING
Quilt cover
VANDRING RÄV Quilt cover and pillowcase, green/brown
pillowcase, green/brown
£18
Product information
VANDRING
Soft toy
VANDRING RÄV Soft toy, set of 2
set of 2
£8
Product information
VANDRING SPÅR
Rug
VANDRING SPÅR Rug, low pile, brown, green
low pile
£18
Product information

Monochrome Floral

It’s a jungle – or a farm, or a forest – in here. You see a lamp or hedgehog toy, they hear snuffling and feel sunlight filtered through leaves. A mix of colours, patterns and textures feeds their imagination.

(Tip on moodboard: Clashing colours, woodland with tropical – it doesn’t have to match. Let little ones go wild with their nature-inspired favourites)
ALVINE SPETS
Sheer curtains
ALVINE SPETS Sheer curtains, 1 pair, off-white
1 pair, off-white
£12
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STOCKHOLM
Cushion
STOCKHOLM Cushion, white, black
white
£15
Product information
KAJSAMIA
curtain
KAJSAMIA Curtains, 1 pair, black
1 pair, black
£25
Product information
KLÖVSJÖ
Picture
KLÖVSJÖ Picture, set of 3, magnolia pen and ink
magnolia pen and ink
£15
Product information
KLÖXHULT
Picture
KLÖXHULT Picture, X-ray of peony
X-ray of peony
£25
Product information
POÄNG
Rocking-chair
POÄNG Rocking-chair, oak veneer, Eslöv black/white
oak veneer, Eslöv black/white
£140
Product information
ROSMARIE
Fabric
ROSMARIE Fabric, grey/white
grey/white
£6 / metre
Product information
ROSMARIE
Fabric
ROSMARIE Fabric, grey/white
grey/white
£6 / metre
Product information
UNG DRILL
Mirror
UNG DRILL Mirror, oval, black
oval, black
£25
Product information
STOCKHOLM
Bowl
STOCKHOLM Bowl, stainless steel
stainless steel
£19
Product information
VANADIN
Ceiling/wall lamp
VANADIN Ceiling/wall lamp
white
£35
Product information
VANADIN
Table lamp
VANADIN Table lamp
black
£13
Product information

More tips and ideas

Baking at Home


Laughter around the dinner table, lip-smacking treats – make the long weekend extra special with our hints and tips for entertaining friends and family. We’ve made it easy to plan a vintage tea party with a recipe, printable invite and styling tips. And you’ll be well on your way to hosting an unforgettable dinner party with our top-10 tips.

More cake, please!


Fill your kitchen with the sweet smells of baking and then treat your friends to a vintage-style afternoon tea to enjoy the results. We’ve made it even easier with a simple Victoria sponge recipe and ideas for how to style a vintage table setting.

Make your Victoria sponge in heart-shaped SOCKERKAKA baking mould for a clever twist on this vintage classic.

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas mark 5.
  2. Grease two SOCKERKAKA heart-shaped baking moulds.
  3. Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and beat until creamy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  5. Fold in the flour.
  6. Divide the mixture equally between the two baking moulds.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and golden brown. They should be springy to the touch.
  8. Leave for a couple of minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  9. Spread one cake with strawberry jam, then a layer of whipped cream. Arrange the strawberries, cut side up, on the cream and then place the other cake on top.
  10. Dust the top of the cake with icing sugar. Or, add another layer of cream and strawberries, like the Swedish do.

  • butter, for greasing
  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour, sifted
  • strawberry jam
  • 150 ml double cream, whipped
  • fresh strawberries, halved lengthways
  • icing sugar
Ideas for styling a vintage afternoon tea party
The more the merrier

The More the Merrier


Load up your table with sweet temptations. (They don’t all have to be homemade, unless you’re Delia.) Old-fashioned faves like jam drops, cupcakes and Victoria sponge work well for a vintage theme.
Height of Style

Height of Style


Use cake stands and tiers to create different heights on your table. They suit the vintage look and, quite literally, add levels of visual interest.
Flower Power

Flower Power


Old-fashioned blooms – think roses and peonies – are perfect for adding a vintage look. You could decorate your tea party with floral trays, cushions and napkins.

Top 10 tips for a fantastic dinner party


How do you know the evening’s been a success? When you get to the cheeseboard and you’ve giggled yourselves into a stupor. Show loved ones you really care by treating them to dinner party memories they’ll cherish long after they’ve walked out the door.




1. Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas. They can also add sparkle and magic to a dinner party. And everyone looks good in soft light, even your Uncle Jim.
Tip 1 - Fairy lights to set the mood
Tip 2 - Clean the day before




2. Breaking out in a sweat, tripping over furniture as you rush to tidy up the lounge – it’s not the picture of a relaxed host just before guests arrive. Avoid a last-minute rush by cleaning up the day before.
Tip 3 - Have a drink waiting by the door




3. While you were licking the bowl, your guests were battling traffic – have a refreshing drink waiting for them at the door to help them unwind.
Tip 4 - Create a play list




4. Fingers tapping on the table to Sinatra, humming along to Kings of Leon over coffee – create a playlist that spans several hours so you can set the tone for the evening and avoid any awkward silences.
Tip 5 - Cook ahead




5. Do you want that Nigella moment when you pull a big dish of deliciousness out of the oven and your guests go ‘wow’? Cook a main dish ahead, like this salmon bake, and simply heat it up before serving.
Tip 6 - Set the table using a colour theme




6. What’s the difference between a simple supper and a special meal? The details. Set a stunning table by choosing a colour theme, such as blue and white, and pick plates, glassware and linen to match.
Tip 7 - Fake flowers won't wilt




7. Say it with flowers for a well-dressed table, but stay away from perfumed varieties – unless you want the peas to taste like lilies. Even better, choose fake flowers for a splash of colour that won’t wilt.
Tip 8 - Wheeling in and out




8. Don’t be a slave to the kitchen run – once you’ve got all your bits and bobs ready, wheel them out on a trolley to serve.
Tip 9 -  Make it cosy




9. If you want your guests to have their feet curled up on the couch by coffee time, make them feel cosy with cushions and throws.
Tip 10 -  Give the guests a present




10. Give guests a present to take home, such as a pot plant, and they’ll forget you almost burnt the pudding.