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For generations humans have loved the natural and organic appeal of home decor elements that make them feel calm, at peace and above all welcomed into a space. In recent years the growing awareness of the dwindling of the Earth’s resources have made it even more apparent that bringing nature into our homes is essential, as it is a design aesthetic we can’t duplicate.
And in COVID times? All these things have just been amplified, as well as the need to just create a home that is a true sanctuary from the world outside.
If you have been trying to think of inspiring ways to bring the outdoors into your home, take a look at these ideas for bringing nature and organically inspired elements into your interiors.
Choose Natural Elements That Make You Feel Peaceful
One of the reasons we love nature so much is our inherent connection to the outdoors and to natural elements that are living or decor that was living such as wood, cotton, leather and seagrass to name a few. But the peace that nature can bring is different for everyone.
Choosing materials that resonate with your personal style is the first step for bringing them into your home. One homeowner may enjoy the rugged nature of natural rock walls in their kitchen – while another may prefer the more sophisticated flair of dark mahogany flooring in their living room. Choose natural elements that incorporate your style and your personal preferences.
Brick as a Backdrop or as a Focal Point
In the early years of brick making the natural process of using mud, clay and water and firing it at high temperatures to produce a solid and sturdy building component material were born.
Today in modern design, the appeal of brick is as popular as ever. Its uniformity in pattern makes a gorgeous backdrop for urban lofts as well as adds texture and color to any room. Choose to leave brick in its natural state as a focal point or paint over brick to use it as a subtle backdrop to showcase its reveals.
The Transformative Power of Wood
Wood is one of the few materials that can be finished to look like shiny marble or can be left raw and unstained to reveal its gorgeous imperfections of knots and grains. And look stunning either way.
Bringing wood into your interiors is one of the easiest ways to add home decor natural materials and it comes in a huge variety of finishes, species and applications. From flooring to ceiling beams, chairs and tables to beds and more, wood also can be reclaimed and refinished from older buildings to keep its life sustainability ongoing for years in your home.
Natural Materials For Your Bathroom Sanctuary
Is there any room in the house that you love to relax in and get rejuvenated for the new day – or after a long, hard one – than your bathroom? Connecting your body to water and heat can transport your mind and soul to serenity and calmness.
While wood floors are not always the best idea for a bathroom wood accessories can be stunning. And if you are trying to keep things super sanitary try bamboo. Although a grass it looks like – and has the strength and durability – of a wood and is naturally antibacterial and anti-microbial.
Floral Inspiration Doesn’t Have to be Artificial
Do you remember when often the only greenery you used to see in people’s homes were artificial and usually covered with a thin layer of dust? We certainly do.
These days nature is finding its way into more and more interiors in the real and natural state as flowers, potted plants such as succulents have created easy ways to bring natural appeal to almost any space in your home.
In the past the upkeep of tending to houseplants was looked at as a chore not worth taking on. Today, planting indoor bulbs, or keeping low maintenance plants such as succulents, cactus, or just adorning your home office desk with a fresh bouquet can is easier than ever and can instantly cheer up any room, as well as add life giving oxygen and even help filter the air!
While bringing natural finishes into your home isn’t a new concept, it can be game changer for many homeowners. Whether you look to organic sheets and bedding in your bedroom add new flooring, or you choose to enjoy a new bubbling Zen fountain in your home office, nature can be inserted into any space of your life. Design your room around what makes you emotionally charged, excited, calmed or soothed and it will become a better place to be.
Need help with your new nature inspired home decorating plans? Contact us today, we’re here to assist in any way possible!