Bringing nature home: 3 Quick tips

by Linda M. Lohnes 07/20/2022

For those who love the outdoors, bringing nature home is an ideal dream. You don’t have to be an avid plant enthusiast, very active on the hiking trails or an outdoor gardening guru to incorporate natural elements into your living space. In fact, your outdoor exposure could be as easy as taking in the fresh air.

Regardless of your outdoor lifestyle and persona, bringing those natural elements into your home can be super simple. Here are three quick and relaxed ways to bring the fervor of the outdoors inside.

Houseplants

If you’re aspiring to set the move with some living wall decor, try using houseplants. With a plethora of organic materials available for potting, you can plant your favorites and watch your natural decor flourish.

Some of the most popular plants include pothos, ferns and succulents. Your home’s interior decor should determine the type of plant you get if trying to pull the room together. For example, minimalist designs, such as contemporary, may benefit from a plant with long, slender leaves and accent striping.

For those searching for functionality and style within the natural world, many plants have great air-purifying properties. Try incorporating hanging planters with greenery such as snake plants, bamboo palms or Peace Lilies. If you have furry housemates, make sure the plants you choose are safe for them and kept out of reach.

Natural materials & textures

Natural texture is easier to incorporate than many think. By the nature of most natural materials, you automatically get the sense and feel of a more grounded atmosphere. Those that come in earth tones such as browns, beige, greens and other neutral colors can also create beautiful accents without overtaking the rest of the design.

A woven jute rug under a minimalist coffee table or soft accent pillows made of blended natural fibers adorning the sofa are great ways to start bringing natural texture into your home.

Natural light

Natural lighting is another exceptional element of design that can bring your home decor to a whole new level. Incorporating natural lighting via windows, skylights or even reflections off mirrors adorning another area of your home with natural lighting can give the room depth.

Early in the morning, you may witness a bright, vibrant air about your home, whereas later in the evening, while you’re trying to wind down, may bring a soft and subtle ambience that helps relax your mind. And as the sun moves throughout the day, the shadows will help enrich the room by bringing out more of your color palette and accenting different facets of your home decor.

Regardless of your design prowess, relationship to the outdoors or required level of relaxation, these three elements are sure to help bring a natural, earth tone to your home with little effort on your part.

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Linda M. Lohnes

It is my goal as your full service Realtor to provide you with SUPERIOR service at all time. I specialize in Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties, specifically the towns of Manchester, Bolton, Glastonbury, South Windsor, Coventry, Vernon, East Hartford and Middletown and some select towns within a 30 mile radius of my office. My local expertise and extensive real estate experience, together with my legal and construction knowledge, will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or seller a home at this time, or are a returning client reviewing the many homeowner resources I offer. My personal objective when I work with a client is to achieve YOUR primary objectives. I believe your real estate experience should be fun and stress free.