In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight…
You’re singing it, aren’t you? Of course you are. You’re welcome.
As promised, I did a little bit of a styling / faffing session recently with a product I was offered for review by Out There Interiors. Oh yes, that land of rather awesome furnishings and accessories that I introduced on Friday is back but this time, I wanted to show off their wares in my own home.
I’ll say before we even begin that this fabulous hanging chair will be going into my future office – there’s a perfect spot right next to the window that’s earmarked for it but I was so eager to show it off that it’s temporarily in my living room while the little hoop chairs are hanging out in my bedroom. As is always the case, when you are working on one room in your home, it seems that chaos effects every other space in the home… except that this time, I actually don’t mind!
I decided to create my own interpretation of the Jungle Trend which will be pretty popular this year (I talked about this trend more here) but I didn’t want to go out and buy a bunch of new things just to do this post so I basically just borrowed a lot of the bits and pieces around my home (mostly plants!) to create this look.
I think using furniture that is normally meant to be outdoors or in a conservatory is a perfectly acceptable way to break some design rules. Rattan and open weave just add another texture to a space and as long as the piece has interesting lines, then why can’t you use it indoors?
Now I do love a good houseplant so to create that sort of jungle look, I used a number of plants to surround the chair but of course, I had to get a little bit of glam in there so a brass elephant and my little brass table were added to the mix.
I also used a leopard print cushion (is there ANYWHERE this cushion doesn’t look great? I need like 10 of them) and my Chiang Mai dragon cushion here too because the big blooms of the pattern reminded me of more exotic locations (both cushions are from Stuck on Hue).
If you have a leopard print cat that can add to the jungle look, then by all means you should use that in your styling as well. Here the Bengal stalks it’s prey, it’s eyes fixated on the next thing it will pounce on… (probably my foot or an imaginary enemy or a piece of dust).
So that’s how I created my ‘Jungle Look’ using this fabulous chair – how would you have styled yours? And do you ever use outdoor furniture inside?
Disclaimer: I received the hanging egg chair from Out There Interiors free for my review but as always, all opinions, images and words are my very own. I only share companies and products that I love and think you will love too! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Swoon Worthy.