The sight of green grass and flowers, crisp leaves blowing in the wind and snow gently falling to Earth are all reminders that nature is perhaps one of the most beautiful backdrops. Different scenes can be energizing or calming, so it’s no wonder that many people want to bring a bit of the outdoors into their home decor. If you’re wondering how, consider incorporating natural elements in design.
With so many patterns, species and shades from which to choose, there are seemingly endless wood flooring options available. Eco-friendly choices include water- and mildew-resistant cork and durable bamboo, but you should also consider area rugs and carpeting made from sustainable products.
Stone is a great material for different applications. We know marble and granite have long been used in kitchens, but don’t rule it out as a flooring application, a fireplace surround or as an accent wall. Versatile and durable, stone can be used in traditional or contemporary design schemes. Check out Aspect Peel & Stick stone tiles. Made of real, thin-cut stone and available in 9 colors, Aspect stone is the easy and affordable way to incorporate natural stone into any design scheme.
Letting the sunlight in through windows has its appeal, but privacy and shade also have their place. Today’s window treatments, whether they’re in the form of blinds or curtains, come in a variety of materials, including many natural options such as bamboo, linen, cotton and silk. Check out these top 10 window treatment trends, as defined by HGTV.
There’s more to natural furniture than unfinished. Rattan, leather and furniture made from reclaimed wood are all great options. Take it a step further and consider upholstery with prints of items found in nature such as plants. Use throws in natural materials such as wool or cotton in interesting patterns to liven up a plain sofa.
For more ideas on how to incorporate natural elements via accessories in your home decor, check out this article from BHG.com.