Despite never having actually been in a hot air balloon, I love them. There’s something so peaceful and magical about watching them float across a summer’s sky. Where are they going? Who is in there? Why are they there? Imagining stories about hot air balloons is almost as diverting as watching them. And it appears that I’m not the only person who is captivated by a great big balloon. From wallpaper to fabric, mobiles to cushions, here’s how to bring a little hot air balloon love into your home.
The beautiful children’s wallpaper pictured above is by a new-to-me brand called Little Hands. Set up by two artists, their stunningly illustrated designs can be tailored to your needs and even personalised. They seem to have a thing for hot air balloons, but their other designs are equally as gorgeous.
Globus wallpaper, from £46 a roll, Coordonne; Macchine Volanti wall panel, £280 for two rolls, Fornasetti II for Cole & Son; Distant shores fabric, Harlequin
Mimi’Lou wallstickers, €39, Smallable; Mobile, $21 plus shipping, AM Living;Hot air balloon cushion, £25, Bonny Boutique
Balloon cushion, £30, Kate Laundon at Quiirk; Ceramic hot air balloon, £55, Kate Charlton Ceramics; Limited Edition print, £60, Freya Cumming
And if you love them so much you want your little one to wear them…
Hooded top, £14-16, Little Bird by Jools Oliver;