Five Ways You Can Bring the Outdoors Inside

You can bring nature inside by decorating with natural elements. In doing so, you will bring a hint of the outdoors into your home. So if you are nature-starved, what are some easy ways you can implement nature into your home’s decor? We are glad you asked! Here are five ways you can incorporate nature into your home design:

Faux Fireplace

Love looking at a campfire? Well, you can get the same look anytime you desire by purchasing a faux fireplace. Faux indoor fireplaces look so realistic, and they even sound similar to the crackling sound of a campfire. Plus, they are perfect for homes that do not already have a fireplace. They give everyone the opportunity to have a fireplace in their design.

Decorate with Greenery

Of course, the most obvious way to bring nature indoors is to bring in some plants. Plants can brighten any space. That being said, when incorporating greenery into your design scheme, look for ways to steer clear of the traditional flowers in a vase. Mix it up by using a variety of pots in your plant area. You can even opt-out of using flower pots, and instead of having them against the wall, try using plant hangers.

Natural Wood Furnishing

Decorating with natural wood furnishing is a great way to create a rustic feel. Wood furniture is super durable, and with exceptional craftsmanship, it can be formed into all kinds of beautiful designs. You can add wood furniture as sparingly as you want. For example, perhaps a wood-finished rocking chair in the living room or a wooden coffee table would set the scene; whereas, a sleek, wood-finished headboard adds a bit of outdoors to your bedroom.

Buy a Grass Rug

You can easily purchase an artificial rug that simulates the look of grass from popular furniture companies. It can serve as a focal point for your living room or the man cave. Plus, the grass can withstand foot traffic, and it is available in a variety of sizes.

Constellation Projection Lamp

Do you enjoy staring up at the stars at night? Well, you can do so right from the comfort of your bed. A constellation projector lamp allows you to project the beautiful heavens on your walls and ceilings.

Be imaginative when searching for ways that you can make your home reflect your love for nature. Use different colors, textures, and patterns that are inspired by nature to energize a space.

Design Tips: A bit of Nature

14892527_SIn our last blog we mentioned that the plant provided a welcome diagonal element, but it also provides something else – a natural element to expand the décor.

By including a bit of nature in your home’s décor, you bring the outside in, add texture and color and connect your home with the world.

Don’t limit your thinking to houseplants. If you have a brown thumb, you can rely on dried plants, fresh flowers or other natural elements such as the bundle of grasses laying on the table in the photo above.

8089534_SThe kitchen to the right comes alive thanks to the fresh flowers and vegetables on the counter. And although these items are only temporary additions, notice the glass jars of rice and other dried items on the back counter. These provide ongoing natural elements in the room.

As you can see a touch of nature warms up a space and adds personality and interest. You can choose seasonal natural elements if you wish to keep your home even more in tune with nature.

8437116_SYou don’t have to go overboard to make a statement, and don’t limit yourself to tables and counters. Take a look at how this chair creates a fall image with the addition of just a few pumpkins and some dried foliage. The chair and glass vase may be everyday design elements, but by adding the seasonal natural touches, autumn is present in the home.


One final point: think small as well as large when adding a touch of nature. This table setting moves from standard to special with a bit of nature tucked into the napkin ring. It’s up to you to let nature to inspire you to add this type of special touch to your home.