It’s monsoon season right now in Saigon. In addition to the heat, recent runs of rain are making for humid conditions which could lead to an uncomfortable summer. Hot days certainly take a toll on our bodies, but they can also test our tempers. Many people feel a little hotheaded when the mercury rises .

If you work in design or just happen to have interest in colour psychology, you would have heard about how colours can be used to influence behaviors. In 2000, a company called Glasgow installed blue street lights in certain neighborhoods in order to reduce the crime rate.

Well so it is obvious that we’re going to bring some green into house today as the colour does not cause eye fatigue and help people to remain calm and efficient at the same time. While painting the room is complicated and those who stay in rental apartments would need to seek agreement from landlord, these following DIY inspiration surely just requires you an afternoon away from the smartphone to grab a few basics from the crafts supply stores.

1. Wooden Frames & Leaves 

Buy some minimalist wooden frames and fill them with leaves and flowers collected during summertime hikes or walks in the park.

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2. Herbs in mason jars

Plant herbs in mason jars and mount them near the window. This unique wall decor makes guests green with envy.

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3. Pond In A Pot

To grace an outdoor setting, a table or even an office, create a pond-in-a-pot or indoor water garden.

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4. Plants As Decors

Plants are also surprisingly versatile and — like artwork, furniture, and other decor — are a powerful tool in your design arsenal. Use them as a major feature of the room, a last minute styling detail to the working corner.

Carly & Scott’s Colorful Collected Apartment

or dining table:

Carly & Scott’s Colorful Collected Apartment

5. Modern Tree Stump Planter

While previous ideas are all simple and easy to do provided you follow the step-by-step instructions, this modern tree stump planter requires you some time to prepare the materials, plus a tree stump seems hard to find in HCMC.

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