Let’s face it; we are all disconnected from nature. But, as modern society leads to composite materials and after a hard day at the office, there’s nothing nicer than coming home to a natural living space. In this article, we offer a few creative ways that you can give your interior a more natural ambience.
There are many species of tropical plants you are bound to find a few that sit nicely in your home. Lush, green vegetation brings a level of tranquillity to any living space and tending indoor plants is extremely satisfying. Indoor plants also clean the air, which is good for all the family. If you have a garden centre nearby, spend a few hours looking at indoor plants and adorn your home with some stylish and elegant tropical species.
The terrace can be adorned with green, and some climbers on the walls will add to the natural feeling.
Finally, let’s not forget flowers, which may be seasonal, but they definitely add a touch of natural beauty to any living space.
If you are based in Australia, you can find a company that provides bespoke cedar blinds online and with seasoned timber blinds, your interior will look more natural. The blinds fit like a glove, and it will go well with any décor, making for the perfect screening solution.
Failing that, why not order some timber plantation shutters for that colonial look? For the best systems, look for a company that visits your home and takes precise measurements.
Bamboo is a wonder material that can be used in many ways, especially in the kitchen. Bowls, dishes, plates and cutlery can all be fashioned out of this amazing species. In addition, there are online bamboo towels and bedsheets suppliers, and we expect to see more bamboo products emerging over the next few years.
Another great way to go natural is indoor or outdoor furniture made from rattan or wicker resin, which is durable and comfortable, with washable cushion covers. Visit your local outdoor furniture centre and spend the afternoon lounging on their show suites, and you are sure to fall in love with at least one suite.
If your budget stretches that far, seasoned hardwood flooring is the ultimate natural addition to your home, but if hardwood is out, how about luxury vinyl tiles? There are some stunning woodgrain finishes with vinyl, and the material is durable and looks and feels like the real thing. Click here to find out how much money solar panels will save you.
Your outdoor living space is the ideal location for timber decking coupled with outdoor rattan furniture. You can create a natural relaxation zone for the family to relax in. If you are a DIY enthusiast, this could be a challenging project and now is the perfect time to plan a deck installation for next summer.
The latest generation of water walls come in complete kits, with coloured LED backlighting; both interior and exterior’ using a small water tank and a pump that keeps the water falling. There’s something very soothing about the sound of running water, and you can’t get more natural than H2O.
Garden rockery, waterfall and stream
If you have the space, why not call in a local landscape gardener and let them create a special area; of course, it all depends on the terrain you can build as a garden feature. A small budget is enough for a stunning water feature, one that is in keeping with the property, and the whole family will love this enchanting corner.
Mahogany or teak
If you have a study, you could clad the walls with mahogany, while teak furniture really sets the scene. Mix a few antiques into the equation and enjoy a place where you can read and carry out your admin work. Some antique lighting in a modern setting would certainly add a natural touch.
There you have it, quite a few ways to bring some nature into your living space, and if you need a few more ideas, the web is full of inspiration. Google can take you to interior design platforms where you will see some fine examples of natural living space, which can challenge your DIY skills.
If your home has a natural feel, you will look forward to coming back after a hard day at the office, and we should all be thinking about mental health now.