How To Incorporate Nature Into Your Home Design

What you can do is work to incorporate nature into your home design. Bringing the elements of the great outdoors into your home doesnít have to be difficult, and it isnít a home renovation project thatís going to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, there are a variety of ways to bring nature indoors without spending much money at all.  

Add Plants to Your DÈcor One of the simplest ways to incorporate nature into your home design†is to add potted plants throughout your home. Live plants look great, but they do require regular maintenance. Thatís why many homeowners choose to purchase high-quality silk plantsó they require less care and look quite realistic. When decorating with potted plants, you can choose plants that are indigenous to your area or ones that fit your dÈcor. For example, bamboo-packed planters tend to fit well in more modern homes with clean lines.

Small olive trees†fit beautifully in Spanish or Moroccan-style homes, as well as more transitional homes. Use Natural Accessories Chances are you already have accessories all over your home, from your living room to your bathroom. While you may not want to part with all of them, swapping out some of your more pedestrian accessories with ones made of natural elements, like wood, bamboo or cane, can really help bring nature into a room without making big changes.

Wood and stone vases†are a simple way to make a fairly bold statement, especially if theyíre large and featured in a dining room, entry or coffee table where theyíll easily be spotted. Vases can also be filled with fresh flowers†for an even more natural look. In addition to vases, you can also employ smaller objects, like wooden tissue box holders, soap dispensers, placemats and decorative wooden fans in nearly any room in your home. Bigger pieces, like jute, sisal and other area rugs can make an immediate impact in any room in the house, even if you donít have space for smaller accessories.

Include a Water Wall Decorative water walls are similar to indoor fountains, but instead of taking up floor space, they attach to your wall, which is ideal for those who have smaller spaces. Once installed, these innovative pieces of art produce the soothing sound of flowing water while providing a beautiful backdrop for all types of home dÈcor. Water walls can be employed all over your home from an entryway or foyer to the living room, bedroom, home office or bathroom. They also come in a variety of sizes and can be turned off at night, making them easy to place and energy-efficient. Bringing nature into your home design can make your home feel more relaxing and inviting for you, your family and your guests. If you incorporate the tips above, you can bring nature indoors while keeping your home elegant and sophisticatedó youíll really have the best of both worlds.      

Marcela De Vivo†is a freelance writer from California whose writing covers home improvement, DIY, health and marketing. She personally loves incorporating nature into all of her homeís decor. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook for additional tips!