Elements of nature have inspired interiors for centuries and this season it’s no different, with animals, flora and fauna continuing to be a major style statement.

But forget the birds and the bees; it’s all about the birds and the butterflies and the wood for the trees.

Whether your house is classic or contemporary, the style is easy to incorporate as it’s based mainly around decorative accessories for a fairytale feel – eat your heart out Snow White.

To add this wonderful winter feeling to your home, start by simply adding a few cushions to couches or bedspreads.  Barker and Stonehouse has a number of plush, animal print cushions including the Mr Pheasant – a gorgeous combination of linen and velvet textures which adds an instant luxurious and rustic feel to you living or bedroom.

Or, for a more quirky look, pick pieces that are a little out of the box.  We love the Owl Cushion from Barker and Stonehouse.  Perfect for kids, and kids at heart, it’s made from 100% organic cotton with polyester filling, so it’s extra soft and cuddly, as well as fun and stylish.

If modern designs are more your style, hand-printed graphic cushions provide the perfect finishing touch to your décor.

The Lovebirds Cushion makes an understated style statement thanks to its minimalist monochrome print and looks beautiful on its own or when partnered with other cushions.

Rooms can also be transformed into a natural haven with the addition of artwork and ornamental objects.  Try adding a touch of character with the Birdcage Mobile from Barker and Stonehouse, which can be hung from the ceiling or on a wall.  Made from carved plywood with fine details it’s delicate and decorative to enhance any space in your home.


Interiors are also aflutter with butterflies this season, a popular symbol which represents hope, joy and new beginnings.

Bring some colour into your interiors space with the Xian Butterfly rug, made to the highest standard by expert weavers using high quality Japanese acrylic.

With its beautiful arrangement of motifs, it’s whimsical and playful and will add a new dimension to your living or dining room.

Soft lighting is also a great way to create a cosy atmosphere.  I love the wooden Tree Lamp from Barker and Stonehouse which is as cute as it is stylish for that ultimate woodland feel.  Made from smoked oak veneer, it fits onto the wall and generates a gorgeous, gentle glow.

All of the products are from Barker and Stonehouse (www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk).  You can follow us at www.facebook.com/barkerandstonehouse.