Have you ever felt instantly revitalised after running barefoot on wet grass, or felt serene in the presence of towering trees? Research has shown that connecting to the living world around us, whether it’s a forest hike or a brief stroll, creates an instant sense of wellbeing.

If you want to bring the outdoors into your living room, try combining shades of green with earthy hues like mustard yellows, rich neutrals and robust greys. Bold, vibrant shades of green like emerald, apple and teal will energise and awaken the senses, while muted greens like olive, sage and celery will soothe and calm.

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