Liven Your Home with Nature’s Touch
Four ways to incorporate nature-inspired décor into your homeBy Rue Reynold
Nature has a way of making us feel calm, relaxed and connected to the world around us. By bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside, you’ll create a similar effect while also enhancing a sense of tranquility and rejuvenation. Here are four methods to bring a touch of nature into your home.
Embrace natural lighting
Pull back the curtains, lift the blinds and let that sunlight brighten your home. Natural light can make a space feel more open and inviting, but if you’re not comfortable leaving your windows uncovered, consider sheer curtains to let in light and block prying eyes.
Incorporate textures and patterns
Natural materials like wood, stone and bamboo are not only beautiful, but have a tactile quality that can make a space feel livelier. You can also add nature-inspired patterns into your décor such as leaf prints, floral motifs or animal prints.
Add or build nature-inspired décor
Elements like rocks, shells or driftwood can create eye-catching center or corner pieces in a home, while artwork or photography featuring natural landscapes or wildlife bring a sense of tranquility. You can also build your own nature-inspired decor, like a DIY terrarium or a hanging plant holder.
Welcome plants into your home
Plants give color, life and even help to purify the air. If you're new to plant care, consider starting with easy, low-maintenance plants such as pothos, succulents or snake plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, artificial plants never wilt and can be equally as beautiful.
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