Style & Design
Five Unique Ways to Bring the Outdoors In
There's just something about summer that reignites our passion for the outdoors and makes us want to be outside all of the time. We came up with five unique ways to bring the outdoors in to at least enjoy the elements of the outdoors all of the time.
1. Use Natural Décor
Switch up your interior decor with the use of natural materials. Change out an area rug, curtains, throw pillows and blankets and replace them with light, earth-toned, organic materials. A woven rug, a wood lighting fixture, or furniture with natural wood elements will have a big impact on the overall feel of any room in your home.
2. Get Inspired
Take a walk outside and gather sticks, shells, sea glass, rocks, leaves or flowers and turn them into an art project. Keep a collection of things you find on display in a decorative jar as a project you can add to over time. A wall of framed pressed flowers or ferns makes a nice statement and identifying the plants you find is a fun way to get to know your local flora (or keep the kids occupied for a while).
A wall of framed pressed flowers, printed ferns, or floral art work is an elegant way to incorporate the outdoors.
3. Put Your Greens On Display
Small potted herbs, succulants or botanicals are a great way to bring the outdoors in and add a little life to your home decor. Bring small doses of green into your home with plants and herbs from your garden. We like the idea of lining potted plants up on a window sill or shelf or hanging pots on a wall as a unique wall decoration.
Adding pots with herbs, succulants, or any botanicals brings a touch of nature inside.
4. Make Lemon(ade) Floral Arrangements
Get creative with centerpieces. Line a glass pitcher or vase with lemon slices to display fresh picked flowers from your garden or local market. Use a drinking glass to help keep the lemons in place and keep the flowers' water source separate to keep them fresh longer.
Add some lemon or lime slices to any floral arragnement in a glass vase.
5. Don't Forget The Corners
Bigger is bigger. A larger plant makes a larger impact and can be enjoyed year round. A potted tree, a cactus or a large succulent is a great way to bring in a piece of the outdoors. If you don't have a green thumb, artificial botanicals are a great option. Stick to placing large plants or trees in corners of rooms so they don't become the focal point of the room, just a welcoming accent.
Add large botanicals to any room to enjoy the outdoors all year long.
You don't have to wait for nice weather to enjoy the outdoors. By bringing natural elements, botanicals, and other nature inspired décor into your home, you can feel the joys of the nature all year long.