Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.
This week brings stunning garden and wildlife photography and gorgeous bedroom window styling ideas.
Although most of us have become more accustomed to our homes and gardens within the past year due to the pandemic, there are many beautiful aspects of nature that are hard to spot without a keen eye. Photographers can perceive nature in all sorts of unique ways, evident in this House Beautiful article by Olivia Heath, which names the winners of this year’s RHS Photographic Competition.
The Gardens & Overall winner, Oliver Dixon, captures a maze-like garden from a bird’s eye view in his Spring from the air piece. Just as Olivia Heath suggests, the vivid colours and perfect symmetry make this image look more like a tapestry painting rather than a photograph. We also loved the gorgeous blue palette in Nigella Flower in evening light by Plants Winner, Molly Hollman. Debbie Armstrong’s Cactus was worthy of the Macro Winner award, showing us a close-up shot of a cactus’ spike, which looks almost alien-like from such a close angle. As avid fans of all things pink and purple here at jmm PR, the striking use of purple tones in Midsummer bliss by Social Media Winner, Claudia Gaupp is really beautiful, especially with the inclusion of the little bumble bee gathering nectar.
Finally, we also loved the creativity behind the Under 11s and Overall Young Winner, Jack Sedgwick and his Fantasy flowers piece. He combined three different images taken at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr. This gives off a dream-like effect which was a fantastically clever idea.
What was your favourite piece from this list? Let us know in the comments!
There’s a vast variety of options on offer when it comes to dressing your bedroom windows, ensuring that there’s always something to complement your space. From curtains and drapes to shutters and blinds, it’s vital that you pick an option that will not only offer privacy and help you get a good night’s sleep, but will also give your bedroom a new lease of life. This article from Real Homes is perfect for anyone looking to update their bedroom windows, and it’s filled with a whole heap of gorgeous inspo and helpful advice too!
We absolutely adore window shutters here at jmm PR. As well as making a stunning design statement, they are super flexible, with full height options as mentioned in this article, as well as tier on tier shutters (allowing you to open the top and lower sections separately), or café curtains that just cover the lower section of the window. White shutters offer a clean and modern look, while darker shades provide a natural and warm feel and are better at blocking out light.
A super stylish and simple solution that we’ve never considered before is to opt for a window film. With a range of frosted finishes and patterns available, fitting a window film is an easy way to add texture and interest to your window, while creating a more private space.
A top tip we’ve taken from this article is to opt for floor to ceiling curtains, instead of shorter alternatives that can make your room feel smaller and more dated. According to interior design company Interior Fox, “This look adds height to a room, while keeping a clean a simple aesthetic”. Another helpful idea featured in the article is to layer blinds and curtains for a stylish look that offers maximum privacy (pictured below), particularly useful if your bedroom is overlooked by other houses. What’s more, to add a pop of colour to your bedroom, patterned curtains are ideal. We love the vibrant floral ones pictured in this article!
Image: Bobby Berk/@marisavitalephotography
This article is sure to leave you wanting to revamp your bedroom windows, and with a huge variety of helpful tips and tricks, it’s a great read for anyone looking for some stunning inspiration. What’s your favourite window styling tip from this article? Make sure you don’t forget to let us know in the comments!
Jess and Steph at jmm PR
23rd April 2021