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The ability to bring nature into your home has been something that homeowners have strived for over the centuries. For generations, humans have loved the natural and organic appeal of elements that make them feel calm, at peace, and welcomed into space. In recent years, the growing awareness of the dwindling of the earth’s resources has made it even more apparent that bringing nature into our homes is essential as it’s a design aesthetic we can’t duplicate. Here are eight ways to bring natural and organic elements into your interior.
Choosing natural elements that make you feel at peace
One of the reasons we love nature so much is our inherent connection to the outdoors and to natural elements that are alive. Or decor that was once alive, such as wood, cotton and leather. Choosing materials that resonate with your personal style is the first step in bringing them into your home. One homeowner may enjoy the rugged nature of natural rock walls in their kitchen, while another may prefer the most sophisticated flair of dark mahogany flooring in their living room. Choose natural elements that incorporate your style and connect you to your interiors.
Wood has the ability to change your mind and soul
For many homeowners, wood is one of the only materials that can be finished to look like shiny marble. It can even be left raw and unstained to reveal its gorgeous imperfections of knots and grains. Bringing wood into your interiors is one of the easiest and warmest of natural materials. It comes in a variety of finishes, species and applications. Wood can also be reclaimed and refinished from older buildings to keep its life sustainability ongoing for years in your home.
Bringing nature to every room of your home
Bringing natural finishes into your home isn’t a new concept. The concept of bringing nature to every room of your house is a game changer for many homeowners. If you look at organic sheets and bedding in your bedroom adorned with birds and rustic leaves, nature can find itself in any space of your life. Design your room around what makes you emotionally charged, excited, calmed, or soothed, and feel how nature plays a role in your interiors.
Natural materials in your bathroom sanctuary
Is there any room in the house that you love more to relax and get rejuvenated for the new day than your bathroom? Connecting your body to water and heat can transport your mind and soul to serenity and calmness. There’s no better way to complete your bathroom sanctuary than with natural materials. Find out how much bathroom sets cost, and get the natural ones. Wooden walls are inspired by dry heat saunas, while minimal lines of fixtures and natural daylighting are ideal for creating that one-of-a-kind bathing experience with nature.
Floral inspiration doesn’t have to be artificial
Do you remember when the only greenery you used to see in people’s homes were artificial and usually covered with a thin layer of dust? These days nature is finding its way into more and more interiors in the real and natural state of flowers. Potted plants such as succulents have created easy ways to bring natural appeal to your dining room table, coffee side table or front foyer table. In the past, the upkeep of tending to houseplants was looked at as a chore. Today, planting indoor bulbs or keeping low maintenance plants such as succulents, cacti or just adorning your home office desk with a fresh bouquet can instantly cheer up any room.
Bring in natural sunlight
One of the easiest, cheapest, and most beautiful natural elements that many forget about is sunlight. Natural daylighting can make any room come alive. It makes colors pop in your furnishings and wall decor. And it makes humans feel healthy and inspired. Whether you use windows, borrowed light from solar tubes extended from your roof into closets, or dark bathrooms, natural light can have an effect like no other throughout your living interiors.
Natural elements for every home remodeling budget
Many homeowners complain that natural materials are expensive. Therefore they tend to ditch the idea of using it in their home remodeling projects. Instead of scrapping the idea why not use less of it? An accent stone wall can be just as gorgeous as an entire room adorned with the same product. If natural materials are still out of your remodeling budget, why not try veneer products? Pre-engineered laminates and veneer stone applications offer the look of nature without the high cost. While these may not work in every application, look to a home design specialist to help you price out materials that’ll make a natural design statement.