Over the last several years there has been a huge push to live more eco-friendly and utilize more organic resources. Interior designers have followed suit and begun to recommend ways to utilize these resources and bring more natural elements into your home.
The addition of natural elements to your home creates a calming space and helps you to relax. It enables you to get a good night’s sleep as well as relieves stress. Your home will become a place where guests will always feel welcome. Let’s look at several ways you can incorporate natural elements into your home.
Exposed brick in a home is a wonderful feature. The texture and pattern make a wonderful backdrop. It is a great accent that provides color and an artistic touch to any room. Brick in its natural state provides an excellent focal point or painted it will act as a backdrop to featured art or other décor.
Natural Wood Furniture
Wood furniture is both durable and popular. Many people are looking to skilled craftsmen for kitchen tables, chairs and even beds. I know a gentleman that makes beautiful hand made furniture. The table above was made by our son for our anniversary last year. It was truly a labor of love and something that I will treasure forever. Bringing natural wood furniture into your home not only makes a statement but also supports local tradesmen.
Plants and Flowers
By adding plants and flowers to your home you not only are bringing in natural elements but providing color and texture to your room. Plants are a great way to improve air quality. Fiddle leaf fig plants have grown in popularity by interior designers. You will find them in photos of many design magazines and even catalogs for popular companies such as Frontgate and Ballard Designs. Peace lilies and succulents are also excellent choices. Flowers such as orchids and cyclamen are excellent choices for adding a pop of color. You may even want to purchase a bouquet of flowers and enjoy them for a week or so. Whatever you choose make sure that the light of your room will support the plant or flower of your choice.
Water is a wonderful element that is soothing and relieves stress. Adding a natural water element to your home is quite simple. There are a number of places that sell small indoor fountains. Many are made to be placed on a table, however, you can also find fountains that will stand on the floor. The sound of water helps you create a peaceful and relaxing room. It is a great way to unwind at the end of the day.
One of the easiest natural elements to add to any home is sunlight! It will not cost you anything and it is by far the most beautiful. Natural light makes colors in your décor and furniture more vibrant. It inspires us and makes us feel healthier. It also allows us to feel closer to nature. So, open your drapes or blinds and let the sun shine in!
These suggestions are only several ways in which you can add natural elements to your home. They do not have to be expensive for you to reap the benefits. This is a great way to improve any room. If you are looking to renovate or remodel a space in your home, I would highly encourage you to incorporate one or more of these ideas. Allow nature to be a part of your home.
Until next time,