Building on the concepts behind our room in the Hampton’s Design Showhouse, we wanted to provide a few more decorating ideas that capture the Beautiful, Naturally theme. Here are five easy ways to incorporate natural elements in your home.
#1. PLANT A GARDEN INDOORS
Herb gardens on sills, succulents arranged in cachepots on a tabletop, a single elephant’s ear leaf slanted in a vase on the hallway table… there are so many ways to incorporate live greenery into your decor. If you live in a city, become an urban (or suburban) forester. Plants are a beautiful way to bring nature into your home, and Greenery is the Pantone color of the year.
#2. BOTANICAL PRINTS
Bright flowers, bittersweet branches, creeping vines… botanical prints on soft cotton bedding echo the nature theme. Go bold and colorful to create a focal point, or select subdued and tonal hues for a restful vibe. Prints can also provide a strong color story for the room. Pull shades from the sheet pattern or quilt to accessorize with decorative accents, artwork, pillows, throws, and other fabric textiles — even help choose a paint color.
#3. WEATHERED WOOD
Texture adds depth and dimension to a space. A distressed finished here, some natural wood grain there, and the bed, seating, accent tables, and storage baskets will give the room a casual lived-in look that’s warm and inviting. You want to find pieces that invite quests to relax, put their feet up, and get comfy. Upholstery is a great way to soften hardwood and metal surfaces.
#4. REFLECT ON LIGHTING
Adding a mirror to the wall can amplify the natural lighting from a window or skylight. Mirrors will also make the space seem larger and more open. Be it crafted from leather, metal, or wood, we love a design with a distinctive frame that complements the room’s décor, lending a natural or architectural element to the space.
#5. FOUND ART: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
Rounded river stones, a cluster of branches, sea glass, pinecones, driftwood, birch logs… Nature is full of beauty, full of symmetry. Memories from a trip to the beach or a walk in the woods, these curated collections bring life to a home; they tell a story. Artfully arrange them in a chunky bubbled glass vessel or rustic basket to preserve the moment and enhance your decor.
How do you incorporate natural elements into your home? What inspires your design aesthetic?