August 2017

5 decorating tips for incorporating Mother Nature into your home

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

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Plant a Garden IndoorsHerb 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

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Botanical Prints: Vintage Floral Kantha Quilt and ShamBright 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

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Weathered WoodTexture 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

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Reflect on LightingAdding 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

Bringing Nature Into your Home: Found Art: The Beauty of NatureRounded 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?


One response to “5 decorating tips for incorporating Mother Nature into your home”

  1. Barbara says:

    I made a seashell wreath. Each shell was collected from a beach by my mother or me. Love this piece!

    Took some old glass bottles, scavenged from a dump, and line them up on a shelf. Each bottle has a piece of nature in it…maybe a basil flower, the last white rose, small succulents, wheat from my mothers memorial service, that kind of stuff.

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