One of the major trends to emerge in recent years is the incorporation of nature within interior design.
Nature has always played a role in design, but with so many people feeling isolated in their homes over the last couple years, the importance of bringing the outdoors inside has become a priority for many. Bringing nature into your space can support your mental health, improve the air quality in your home, and create a space that feels timeless and inviting — just to name a few benefits!
Let’s discuss three ways that you can enhance your space with natural elements today.
Look for furniture and décor that incorporate natural fibers and materials.
At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, we have carefully curated a variety of manufacturers who use only the best quality materials possible. It just so happens that these quality materials often come right from mother nature herself.
Using furniture made from solid wood is a great way of bringing nature into your space. Incorporating natural wood finishes also enhances the organic characteristics of the material. You can also bring in unique textures with statement pieces made of rattan and wicker. With a foundation of solid wood furniture, add fabrics from natural fibers, such as linen or cotton. Incorporate these types of fabrics in pillows and window treatments to soften the feel of your space.
You can also include décor that is either made from natural materials or includes outdoor subject matter. A few examples might include earthy ceramic pieces, decorative fiber baskets, or wall art depicting animals or landscapes.
Include indoor plants in your space.
A seemingly obvious way to bring nature into your space is to incorporate plants into your décor. Indoor plants look beautiful with any design style, and they also contribute to improved air quality in your home. Some varieties of plants can even deter insects and pests.
If you don’t want the responsibility of caring for living plants, you also have the option to use faux arrangements instead. While you won’t get all the health benefits of living plants, faux arrangements can still deliver the style you are looking for (and they last forever).
Not sure where to start when shopping for plant décor? Our showroom has dozens of hyper-realistic faux plant arrangements for sale in a variety of sizes and styles.
Consider patterns that include floral and animal designs.
We mentioned earlier that including outdoor subject matter in your décor is a great way of bringing nature into your home. Some examples of these elements include animal and plant print fabrics, framed art depicting botanical pictures, or decorative sculptures of animals.
When you are shopping, keep an eye out for small accent pieces that portray landscapes and wildlife. Pillows and wall art are great for tasteful incorporation of your design theme, and they can easily be updated and swapped if your style ever changes.
If you need assistance with decorating your home, our design staff are happy to help you select the perfect pieces for your space.
We hope these tips are helpful for all the nature lovers out there. Natural elements never go out of style, so you can be confident that these themes won’t just be a passing trend. If you ever need assistance with furnishing or decorating your home, don’t hesitate to visit our showroom!