Adding natural elements to your home’s interiors is nothing new in the design world and is definitely not a trend but a must! If it’s good enough for Mother Nature, it’s good enough for our homes! Bringing nature inside introduces an organic and calming feeling into a space. Natural stone, brick, seagrass, and plants are all elements that are easily incorporated into a home. Whatever you choose and how you choose to incorporate it should speak to your style and not compete against your preferred design style. All types of interiors can have a natural element introduced and it work well with the rest of the space.
Leading Element vs. Supporting Accent
Elements such as brick and stone can be used in a large expanse or in a small amount, just enough to stand out. It’s important to decide how you want the space to look overall with the introduction of one of those materials.
Everyone loves the look of an industrial style loft with the large brick wall as the main focal point but it can have the same effect in a traditional home with a small amount of brick surrounding the fireplace. Different design style, same element, and it all works!
Wood is Always Welcome
Wood is one of the most popular natural elements in interior design. So many things in the home are constructed of wood…. cabinets, flooring, furniture, decorative accents, the list goes on! In recent years, many homeowners have introduced wood in a more rustic manner with the addition to wood beams to the ceiling. The raw nature of the wood beams paired with a modern farmhouse style is the one of the most sought-after design trends today. Of course, wood flooring is classic and depending on the stain and the species, can lend itself to every design style. We suggest leaving the wood stained and not painted to maintain the organic feel of the material.
Add a little Greenery
One of the easiest ways to add nature to the interior of your home is plants. No construction required! An easy low maintenance plant such as a succulent or cactus would be perfect for those lacking a green thumb. For those who are pretty comfortable with their gardening skills and also want to be on trend with all the design magazines, track down a fiddle leaf fig! They do require a little more sunshine and love but totally worth it! Even a small flower arrangement from the grocery store can bring a warmth to a space.