Last updated on May 15th, 2022 at 02:05 am
It’s common knowledge that spending time in nature can be very therapeutic. Long walks in the woods, days spent at a sunny beach, and getting your hands dirty while gardening are all effective ways to alleviate stress.
However, not many of us can spend as much time outdoors as we would like, so why not bring the outdoors indoors? When you decorate with elements from nature, you can create a soothing and cozy ambience. Try these natural materials in your home décor.
Five Ways to Decorate with Elements from Nature
Wood is warm and inviting and comes in many forms. Cover your walls in beadboard, wainscoting, or shiplap, and you instantly create a more charming atmosphere in your home.
Replace carpet with wood floors, and add beams to the ceiling, and you’ll be surrounded on all sides with natural material. Unpainted or stained wooden furniture and cabinets can complete the wood décor theme.
Finally, you can display twigs from a variety of tree species in an antique vase or old stone jug. The possibilities are endless.Five Ways to Decorate with Elements from Nature | #home #decor Click To Tweet
Each time you visit the beach, make sure you collect shells. Shells come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes. Place them in a primitive wooden dough bowl to make a delightful centerpiece for your dining room table. Or, use larger shells, such as conches, as bookends or planters.
Besides seashells, festoon your home with beach glass, starfish, and sand dollars if you’re lucky enough to discover them on your treasure hunt.
When you think about decorating with elements from nature, the first thing that probably comes to mind is plants–and who doesn’t love houseplants? Not only do they improve the air quality in your home, but having fresh greenery throughout the house creates a relaxing and serene environment.
Aside from houseplants or fresh-cut flowers, consider dried flowers, succulents, terrariums, fairy gardens, and air plants. Just be sure to keep them out of the reach of small children and pets.
Many people already decorate with stone without realizing it. Granite counter tops, marble tile, and soapstone hearths are popular modern amenities. Beyond those, pewter bowls filled with river rocks, or stacked stone fireplace surrounds are other ways to incorporate this natural material into your house.
Pine cones are very sculptural and can be a beautiful part of your décor. They look gorgeous piled within a rustic wire basket. Or, adorn an inexpensive grapevine wreath from the craft store with pine cones, along with burlap ribbon and pine sprigs.
Depending on where you live, there might be an endless supply of free pine cones. Ask your kids to gather some right from your backyard!
Any of these elements from nature can be found in stores, but they’ll all have greater meaning if collected yourself while out and about in nature or picked up on your travels.
Another fun idea is to have relatives and friends from different parts of the country, or even the world, send these objects to you from their native area.
Incorporate all of these free and readily available items into your décor for a peaceful and enchanting living space you and your family will enjoy.
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