Incorporating natural elements into your décor is a no-brainer; not only does it instantly add color and texture, but there is something so refreshing about a room that has a taste of the outdoors. No matter your color scheme or style, it’s simple to bring in a few natural elements. Here are a few tips for breathing a little life into your décor.
Choosing the Right Elements
Choosing a natural element that fits your personal style is the first step to bringing it indoors. For some homeowners, the rugged feel of natural rock or brick may be well-suited for their décor. Others may love the look of sleek marble and mahogany or bamboo flooring. Let your own preferences guide you in choosing what will best fit you and your space.
Shining the Light
Want to wake up a room but don’t have a lot of money to spend? Chances are, you already have a nature-derived element at your disposal that you’re not making the most of: sunlight. A few well-placed mirrors can reflect the natural light coming in, even if you only have a few small windows to work with.
Ditch the Artificial Plants
Once upon a time, any greenery that you saw in someone’s home was probably fake. However, as more people realize how easy it is to maintain succulents, cacti, and some varieties of ivy plants, we’re beginning to see more real plants indoors. Even if your botany skills are lacking, you can find an indoor plant that you won’t kill.
To be fair, high-quality artificial plants that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing are available these days. If you truly have a black thumb and the budget to spend a little more on an artificial plant that mimics the look and feel of a real plant, then by all means, go for it.
Consider Sustainable Options
Some people argue that “green living” is gimmicky and isn’t exactly as eco-friendly as we’d like to believe. Whatever your belief, if you’re completing a room remodel, choosing repurposed or sustainable materials or opting for reclaimed or locally sourced wood is a truly “green” way to get the look that you want while doing your part for the planet.
Using Wood Furniture
With its durability and versatility, it’s no wonder that wood furniture is such a popular choice. Whether you choose an accent table with sleek lines to fit your contemporary or ultra modern style or an artisan-crafted piece to incorporate into your traditional décor, you really can’t go wrong. And don’t worry about making sure that all of your wood finishes match; wood pieces with a variation in color, stain, and wood grain is highly preferable over the matchy-matchy look of the showroom display at your furniture store.
Choosing Your Artwork
You don’t need a full renovation to give your living space a more organic vibe; oftentimes, all it takes is a single piece of artwork. If taxidermy and deer antlers aren’t your thing, you can add natural beauty through the art you display. At Soundwave Art, our new wood layered Soundwave lets you do just that. Your soundwave is cut out of birch wood with laser precision and is then professionally framed in black painted Italian wood molding with glass for a unique and elegant finished product. Ready to create your one-of-a-kind piece? Click here to get started.