Bringing nature into the home as part of your decor is a great way to turn your space into a calming and tranquil haven that looks effortlessly beautiful. If you can make the natural elements you add to your home organic too, you will also be helping the planet in your own small way by doing away with lots of chemicals and resources that could be harmful to the natural world.
If you like the sound of incorporating more of nature into your home, here are some tips to help you get it right:
Choose Peaceful Pieces
Nature is a natural relaxant, Study after study has shown that time spent outdoors in nature has a calming, peaceful and mood-boosting effect on the body and mind. Although you cannot get such powerful effects from incorporating natural elements into your home, you can increase your peace levels a little, and the best way to do this is by choosing raw materials that resonate with you, and which remind you of those peaceful outdoor places that you love to frequent the most.
If you love spending time in the woods, bring in a stack of logs and arrange them artound the fireplace, or if you love nothing more than spending time in the local botanical gardens, bring in lots of plants and flowers, as well as botanical prints, and you will instantly feel a greater level of peace in your home, as well as a greater connection to your interior decor.
Brick is Best
An easy way to incorporate a more natural style into your interior decor is by exposing the brickwork, The best way to do this is by choosing a feature wall and then ripping down any wallpaper or removing plaster, so that the bricks can be viewed in all of their natural glory. This is a particularly good idea if you’re looking to create a rustic feel in your home.
More Exposed Wood
As well as exposing more bricks in your home, using more wood, and exposing things like wooden beams, is a great way of adding character to your home, while incorporating natural and organic elements. Whether you choose to create a bespoke kitchen made primarily of stripped back wood and natural stone or you replace your carpets with raw wooden floors, which have lots of intricate knots and patterns exposed, your home will look fabulous when there is more wood on show.
Stone is Stylish
It doesn’t get more natural than stone, or more beautiful than marble worktops or granite floor tiles. So, naturally, you are going to want to incorporate more stone into your home’s interior design. Yes, stone can be expensive, but it is long-lasting, organic and more beautiful than just about any other building material you can think of.
To finish off your natural decor, get outdoors and collect driftwood, sea shells, leaves, branches, sea glass and any other naturally beautiful accessories you can find and turn them into photo frames, furniture, wall hangings and anything else you can think of to decorate your home well.
Nothing beats nature!