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5 Easy Steps to Bringing Nature Indoors

Bringing nature into your home is closely connected to the simplicity or minimalistic trend that involves creating a space where one can disconnect from the world and recharge.

You will be glad to know that there is more to this trend than indoor pot plants, because let’s face it – not many people are actually good at keeping plants alive. The nature trend involves incorporating elements of nature such as wood, rocks/stone, concrete, brick and so on, into the home.

Here are 5 easy ways to bring nature, and natural elements, into your home:

  1. Natural furniture

Add a natural feel to your home by introducing furniture made with natural elements – choose wooden tables, chairs, and shelving units and granite or concrete counter tops. Go against the super-colourful 2018 trends and keep your furniture all natural by cutting out the paint.

Saver tip: if you are not fond of real granite or stone tops have a look at Formica LifeSeal Worktops’ colour range.

  1. New blooms

Buying fresh flowers on a weekly basis can be costly, but the difference they will make to your living space will be worth it. Flowers are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also make a home smell lovely and will serve as an instant pick-me-up each time you enter the room.

Saver tip: split a bunch of flowers and place single stems in small bottles that can be spread across your home. This way you can have flowers in every room without spending a fortune. You can also place greenery from your garden,instead of flowers, in a glass jar or vase. We’ve all seen the “lemon scene” in the movie The Break-Up where Jennifer Aniston’s character wants to create a “12 lemon centrepiece” – this works too!

  1. Indoor herb garden

If you have green fingers why not create a herb garden in your kitchen using pots, CONSOL jars, or even by adding a vertical garden. This is not only pretty, but practical too – especially if you like cook.

  1. Collect and display

If you love the nature trend you probably like adventures in the outdoors too. Use your time outdoors to collect items that can be displayed in your home and will remind you of those good memories. Sea shells and sand in a glass jar make a lovely addition to a bathroom and twigs and feathers can be used to make a mobile.

  1. Plant-inspired textiles

You don’t have to get colourful floral patterns to be in touch with nature, but try adding a leaf-patterned duvet cover, pin board, or even a handful of cheery scatter cushions – Design Team has an amazing succulent textile range that you should definitely consider. You can even get wallpaper that represents outdoor scenes such as forests or mountains.