Who doesn’t like the freshness of nature? If you still want to experience the same feeling, you can do it. However, Pinterest boards often suggest adding real branches and pinecones to your home decor in order to bring the outdoors inside — a potentially messy affair.
Rest assured there are several ways to bring the outdoors inside without rooting around and disrupting nature. From faux plants to nature-inspired art to a refined color palette, we’ll cover the top ways to make your space a celebration of nature.
It’s also possible to bring the outdoors inside without incorporating any outdoors items at all; large wall art with a nature theme gets the job done as well.
You’ll have a visual representation of the natural world without having to water plants or disrupt nature trails.
Naturally-cut stone looks great in mosaic backsplashes and accent walls. Natural woodgrain textures work well for flooring, accent walls and even pieces of furniture. For a more classic choice, marble’s swirling designs add a nice texture to countertops or flooring.
All of these options can help bring the outdoors inside by allowing you to feature natural elements in prominent areas of your home.
You can use your color scheme to change your room tone into a natural theme. The photo above shows just how well a bright spring-green wall combines with natural art to create an outdoorsy vibe.
When choosing your color scheme, go for greens and earthy tones that make use of brown shades. Green isn’t your thing? Try an open sky feel with bright blues and white, or opt for oceanic tones like teal and aqua.
Last but not least. You can add potted plants to your home. Because they’re incredibly accessible design concepts in terms of bringing the outside in.
When it comes to adding plants to a room, you have a few options. For starters, you can opt for a design like in the photo above, where one large tree adds a natural accent all on its own. It’s less mess and less stress since you’re only caring for one plant.
The other option is to go for smaller plants throughout the home. If you’re looking to cut back on the mess, try succulents, which require less soil than many other plants.