Designing your home’s interior is something exciting and fun. It’s common that a homeowner’s personality is reflected in their home decor. Decorating and designing your own home is one of the best ways to make your house feel like home. One design trend that has been around forever and still remains a top style choice today is incorporating elements of nature into a home’s design and decor. Nature brings a sense of calmness that every home can benefit from. Bringing a bit of nature into your home can help you to feel more relaxed and turn your home into a sanctuary. Natural elements in a home can make the home feel like an oasis. Homes that are rooted in nature are much more relaxing and help the owners to feel calm and connected with the world around them. Learn more about the best ways to bring natural elements into your home.
Fill your home with plants
Indoor plants are a great addition to any home. Living plants come with a ton of benefits, and some can even help to purify the air in your house. Plants are the closest thing to nature you can truly bring indoors. Making the commitment to fill your home with different indoor plants can really liven up your space and bring a healthy dose of nature inside. This doesn’t mean you have to start a living wall and go all out, but the simple addition of at least one plant in every room can make a world of a difference. You can plant a small herb garden in the kitchen, host air-purifying aloe in the living room, keep a selection of succulents in the bedroom, and add a beautiful bamboo to the bathroom.
Open the windows
Leaving space for your windows to let light shine through is crucial to making your home a more natural environment. While coverings on windows are essential, especially in certain rooms such as bedrooms, first floor rooms, and bathrooms, it’s important to open up the curtains and let the sun in during the day. Add opening the shades to your daily morning routine and watch as your home enjoys the added natural element of sunlight. Consider using light-colored, sheer curtains on windows instead of heavy window treatments to allow light in even when you want some privacy. Sunlight will benefit all those plants you keep inside and help you to transition to daytime with more ease.
Add a water feature
A water feature is a luxurious addition to a home that instantly makes it feel more connected with nature. Water is a natural element you can add to your home. You can accomplish this by installing a waterfall wall in an entryway. These will add calming waterfall sounds while bringing natural-feeling water into your home right as you enter. This can even help to smoothly transition you from outdoors to indoors. Another way you can bring water into your home is by installing a small water fountain, preferably made of stones or another natural element. These are smaller and can be placed almost anywhere with ease. Water features are also commonly put into master bathrooms as they add to relaxation and calm feelings.
Skip tile and opt for stone
Stones are another simple way to incorporate more natural elements in your home. Stones are natural elements that are often found in forests, near creeks, and all over the natural world. Stones can be brought inside for a natural touch in many spots in a house. One of the most popular places to put stone is as a shower floor. While many shower floors are tiled, a natural stone floor can look more natural and feel better on your feet. You can replace just about any place in your home that has tile with stones for an all-around natural look and feel within your home. For a bonus, you can opt for natural stones instead of a backsplash in your kitchen as well.
Invest in natural furniture
Natural elements don’t stop at just decor, they can go as far as the furniture you place in your home. Investing in furniture that is made of natural elements will do wonders for your home’s overall connection to nature. Natural, quality wooden furniture is always a great addition to any home. In the dining room, you can invest in a farmhouse buffet and hutch made of heirloom quality wood to add natural elements to that room. In the bedroom, a natural wooden headboard can prove both stylish and natural. In the kitchen, you can invest in wooden cooking utensils and display them to tie your natural wooden elements together room by room.
Feature fresh flowers
Fresh flowers are a great addition to any home. A bouquet of fresh blooms can brighten anyone’s day and refresh any room. Purchasing a fresh bouquet of flowers when you do your grocery shopping can be a great habit to get into. Bringing in a new bouquet every week or every two weeks can help brighten up your rooms and give you something living and beautiful to display throughout your home. A great tip is to invest in your local florists by ordering a fresh bouquet of seasonal blooms from them twice a month. This is a great way to incorporate natural elements into your home. Your home will not only look more connected to nature, but the floral scents will carry throughout the rooms nearby.
There are a ton of ways to make your home feel more natural and to bring in nature to your home in a stylish and classy manner. From adding more natural materials, cutting down on manmade materials, and featuring elements that focus on nature, adding natural elements to your home can make your home atmosphere more calm and serene. A home with many natural elements is typically more relaxing and helps the owners wind down after busy days out in the world. For custom-made, handcrafted heirloom quality solid wood furniture, contact Vintage Mill Werks. We aim to create beautiful pieces that connect your home with its natural elements.