Touches of Nature Reign Supreme with Nature-Inspired Home Decor
Bringing a bit of the outside to the inside is the core idea behind this design approach. Mother Nature has done a pretty incredible job out there, so it’s no surprise that we gravitate toward so much of this bounty. From the forests to the garden to the beach, there are so many ways to incorporate the great outdoors into your home décor.
Flora and Fauna
Leafy arrangements, intriguing succulents, lush ferns and beautiful bouquets of flower decor are the first way to invite the outdoors in. And whether you just want to add a natural accent or when you want to go all out, the addition of some greenery is the most ideal place to start.
Natural Style Furniture
Look to furniture and decorative pieces that utilize natural materials. Think seagrass living room tables, rattan trunks and bamboo headboards. A basket weave area rug adds natural texture to any room. A woven seagrass floor lamp adds interest next to a sofa or oversized chair. Decorative accent pieces made with macramé or rope play an organic supporting role.
Bring on the Botanicals
Terrariums are a natural home décor and make the most interesting conversation starters. Place several on side tables or along open shelves. They’re like little outdoor worlds right inside your home.
Soft and Natural Tablescape
Give an organic take on your dining room’s centerpiece by filling a long wood bowl with a collection of natural elements. Pinecones, mossy rocks, pieces of driftwood, a spray of cattails—this is one way to echo the outdoors when you’re inside. Instantly elevate the tablescape with a nature-inspired table runner and placemats.
Nature Themed Rooms
Bedrooms are a wonderful place to instill a natural mood. This, after all, is where you seek tranquility and a restful atmosphere. Add bedroom comforter sets in soothing botanical shades and toss on complementing accent pillows. Consider hanging a wall sculpture over the headboard as your room’s focal point.
Channel the Ocean
Nature’s coastal vibe can be brought inside too. Arrange groups of seashells, driftwood or sea glass in baskets, wood trays or platters. Fill a large glass jar to the brim with shells or smooth stones. Blues, greens and grays make the best color palette here. Pair it against soft whites to mirror the expanse of the shoreline and distant horizon. Wall art with aqua blues, pristine whites and alluvial browns add serenity and remind us of the soothing sound of ocean waves.
Upcycle with Natural Home Decor
Natural decorating ideas can take shape from your own supplies that you have on hand. Take empty boxes, bottles or apothecary jars and arrange them along a window ledge or along a long table. Fill each one with a natural element, from a single flower bloom, to an elegant feather to dried flowers and potpourri. Change the contents out often to mirror the changing seasons outside.
Look to the Trees
Warm wood tones and beautiful wood grain is a natural fit in this earth décor. Natural stains and dark woods provide the perfect foundation against natural fiber fabrics when selecting furniture or accessories.
Color Your World
Just turn your eye to the outdoors for color palette inspiration. Earthy greens, rich browns and light tans play beautifully against creamy whites and soft grays. Mother Nature’s leaves, stones, trees and river rocks power the look and subtle tones of nature. Keep the use of true black to a minimum. It doesn’t feel like a natural element. Look to deep slates instead.