When it comes to decorating your home, the beauty of nature can be used as a great source of inspiration. After all, it’s hard to argue with the fact that nature is the source of some of the most beautiful sights known to humanity.
There are many different ways that nature can be used when decorating your home. Here are just of a few of my favorite nature-inspired decorating methods
If you’re decorating your home on a tight budget, natural objects can be a great way to go. After all, why spend money unnecessarily on home décor when you can gather it freely in your own backyard? It’s hard to argue with the effectiveness of adding the beauty of fresh flowers to your home.
But, floral arrangements aren’t the only way to add authentic natural touches to your decorating plan. If gardening isn’t your strong point, try creating interesting arrangements made from tree or shrubbery branches. Wildflowers, pinecones, seed pods and even weeds can also be used to create eye-catching arrangements and displays.
If you love the beauty of the ocean, use the seashells you gathered during your last beach vacation to decorate your home. If you’re feeling especially crafty, use the seashells to create a beautiful wreath or perhaps a wall hanging. You could also just scatter a few shells on shelves, countertops or tables. Or, use them to fill a beautiful glass vase or basket.
In addition to using authentic natural objects to decorate your home, you can also use decorative items that feature nature prints and patterns. For example, floral print throw pillow can be used to add a pretty, natural look to your living room or family room sofa. Bedding, wall art, wallpaper, area rugs and other home decorating items can also provide great opportunities to give your home a more natural look.
In fact, I like to add at least one touch of nature to every room of my home. Even the smallest floral pattern or photograph of nature can add a sense of life to a room. Landscape paintings, art prints, fabrics and other decorative items that draw their inspiration from the beauty of nature are a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors inside your home.
Enjoy the view
When decorating your home, never forget that your home’s windows naturally frame a view of the great outdoors. Of course, not every view from every window is an attractive one. However, if your home is surrounded by beautiful outdoor scenery, why not use your windows to make the most of the view? Blinds and shades can be combined with curtains and draperies to provide plenty of window treatment versatility.
During the daytime hours, you can open the drapes and raise the blinds so that you can enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery. During the nighttime hours, the drapes can then be drawn or the blinds can be lowered in order to provide a bit more privacy. Utilizing a beautiful view of the outside landscape can be one of these easiest and least expensive ways to add a touch of nature to your decorating scheme.