With the approach of winter days are shortening and we are getting less exposure to the sun's healing rays. If you have been feeling a bit blue or moody, it is not just your imagination. Doctor's have a name for this physiologial effect, they call it "seasonal affective disorder" or SAD. As an antidote the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is offering nature walks called Chase Away the Winter Blues guided by a BBG veteran who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist. "Walking the Garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgence of the holiday season while keeping the blues at bay" advises the BBG. Decorating our homes with nature's colors is another way to invite the beauty and healing effects of nature's colors into our lives. We know that the color green has a cool, earthy feel, like grass under the feet or trees stirring in the breeze. Adding a green rug to any room can help infuse the space with a feeling that is vibrant and alive. The six rooms below all use green rugs to create a vibe that is modern but overwhelmingly fresh and natural. Read More
Green is a color that is often associated with rebirth, nature, and growth. In some cultures, green is also used in the home to signify wealth and prosperity. Using green rugs in an interior is an excellent way to build a room around these themes and infuse the regenerative, calming qualities of nature.
At our core, we crave open spaces natural light and as Tom Jones so famously sings, “It's good to touch the green, green grass of home." Those words ring true perhaps because, from forest floors to farmers’ fields, much of the world’s natural carpet is green. All the more reason to consider the allure of green rugs for your next interior design project. Read More