If you’re thinking about remodelling your home, you’ll want to stay on top of the latest trends. Here are 5 awesome modern ways to incorporate natural interior design into your next project.
Natural designs are trending on today’s home interior design market. Besides being trendy, there are many benefits to incorporating nature into your home.
Natural elements have a way of reducing stress, boosting mood, cleaning the air, keeping you safe from harmful toxins from unnatural materials, and are good for the environment.
If you’re ready to add nature to your home, keep reading. Here are five ways to incorporate natural interior design into your home.
1. Incorporate Stone
Incorporating stone into your interior design not only looks great but also provides durable, long-lasting, and naturally beautiful elements.
Stone has been used for centuries to build both the inside and outside of homes. Today, stone can be used for many different natural interior design needs.
Adding or exposing stone walls is a great way to bring nature to a room. Plus, you can take it as far as you want. You can simply have one stone accent wall or have the entire room be made of stone.
Stone walls look great in living areas, entryways, kitchens, bedrooms, around fireplaces, and lining showers and bathtubs. From brick to rough stacked stones, the options are endless.
Other ways to use stone include installing stone countertops and sinks. Stone countertops in the kitchen look elegant and modern and are completely sustainable. Check out these stone countertops from Dream HomeWorks.
Stone sinks also look great in bathrooms and can be paired with other stone elements such as a lovely stone shower.
Another simple and affordable way to add stone to your home is with stone furniture. Concrete coffee tables and end tables are trending right now, and look natural yet contemporary.
Lastly, stone floors can be a valuable way to make your home feel more natural and sustainable. From ceramic to concrete, you can find a stone floor that fits the color and style you desire. Plus, the floors are almost indestructible. They will last you a lifetime.
2. Wood from Top to Bottom
Adding wooden elements to a home is a popular way to add natural interior design. Of course, wooden floors are probably the first thing you think of because they never go out of style. Wood floors also add coziness and warmth to any home.
Wooden walls can also be a great way to incorporate nature. They look especially nice in a bathroom or as an accent or dividing wall.
Wood doesn’t have to stop there. Wooden ceilings can also create the same atmosphere as wooden floors. If you don’t want to do the entire ceiling, add wood beams or expose the wooden beams in your home.
Like stone, wood furniture is trending in today’s market. It fits the craft trend and gives a retro-modern vibe. From bed frames to chairs to tables, natural wood furniture is a great way to bring some life to your home.
3. Sustainable Materials
With today’s ever-growing eco-friendly market, it is easy to incorporate sustainable materials into your home interior design.
Tiles made of cocoa, leather, cork, bronze, or bio-based materials can be used for kitchen backsplashes or floors. Bamboo flooring is one of the most common and popular choices for sustainable floors, as it looks gorgeous, unique, and comes in a variety of shades.
Paint made of natural materials is another way to incorporate nature into your home and design. Other sustainable wall ideas include mulberry wall panels (yes, made of mulberry–how cool?) and organic resin panels.
If you love the look of glass but want to stay natural, you can find recycled glass for countertops, walls, and floors. To keep the kitchen safe and clean, choose a countertop made of bamboo, recycled porcelain, a metal such as steel, concrete, wood, or natural stones.
Houseplants are getting all the rage right now. Adding houseplants is probably the easiest way to add natural elements to your home.
Flowers, potted plants, cacti, and succulents are all no-fail options to bring life to your home. They bring a natural appeal while fitting the bohemian and Domingo styles that are popular.
Add plants to your kitchen, office, dining room, living room, and bathrooms for a truly natural interior design. Don’t worry about the upkeep. Today there are tons of easy-to-find plants on the market that require very low maintenance.
Check out this list of beautiful plants to incorporate into an interior design.
5. Botanical Prints and Materials
Wallpaper has made a comeback and botanical designs are trending. Adding a wallpaper or a wallpaper-like material to your walls that features plants, leaves, or florals is a simple way to incorporate a natural feel.
Botanical wall prints look great above, or as, a headboard in the bedroom. They also fit nicely as an accent wall or above and around a fireplace. Natural printed wallpapers can work in bathrooms and offices, too.
Natural prints don’t only have to be on the walls, though. Choosing a bedspread or pillow covers with florals can give a natural feel and increase the relaxation of the room.
Placemats, throw blankets and pillows, and rugs with natural prints are other easy and inexpensive options for a natural interior design.
You can also create DIY wall art by framing flowers or leaves or drawing or painting botanicals. Crafts can be a great way to add natural looks while spending quality creative time with your family.
You could also purchase these items that are made of sustainable natural materials to achieve a natural look. Look for rugs and decor made of hemp, bamboo, cork, or wood.
Ready to Bring your Natural Interior Design to Reality?
With all the ways to add nature to your home, you’ll have a natural interior design plan in no time. But interior design is just part of home design and/or renovation.
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