April 01, 2024

Design Trend: 5 Ways to Bring Nature Indoors

Design Trend: 5 Ways to Bring Nature Indoors

Bringing nature indoors has been on-trend in the design world for some time now. It can offer many therapeutic benefits as well as adding beauty, life and interest to indoor spaces. In this article we will go over the benefits in more detail and we share 5 creative ideas on how to incorporate nature indoors to transform your home into your own little oasis.

The Benefits of Biophilic, Nature-Inspired Design

By embracing the biophilic design trend of bringing nature indoors, you can experience benefits to your well-being such as: 

  • Stress reduction: Studies have shown that exposure to nature can reduce stress levels and promote a sense of well-being. 
  • Improved air quality: Houseplants act as natural air purifiers, removing toxins and improving indoor air quality.
  • Enhanced creativity: Surrounding yourself with natural elements can stimulate creativity and boost productivity.
  • Connection to the outdoors: Creating a nature-inspired interior allows you to feel more connected to the natural world, even when indoors.

 

Five Ways to Incorporate Nature Indoors

Here are 5 creative ways to incorporate the beauty of nature in your living space.

1. Introduce houseplants

Adding a variety of indoor plants can purify the air and bring a touch of greenery to any room. Even if you don't think you have a "green thumb" there are many beginner plants that do well in most conditions such as pothos, spider plants, peace lilies, snake plants and succulents. 

2. Natural materials

Including natural materials like wood, stone, and bamboo in your furniture and decor can create a warm and inviting ambiance. Some ideas to incorporate natural materials are bamboo window treatments, woven or stone decorative accents, rattan accent chairs and wood tables.

3. Nature-inspired color palette

Choose earthy tones like greens, browns, and blues to evoke the calming effects of nature in your home. These colors can be incorporated more boldly through wall color, rugs and larger pieces of furniture, or more subtly through accents like pillows, wall hangings and small decorative items.

4. Hang art featuring nature landscapes

Choose nature inspired art or photography to hang on your walls. Albeit not a true substitute for physically being in nature, a vivid landscape photograph can have a similar effect of the feeling you get surrounded by trees in the forest or gazing at the ocean horizon on the beach. 

 

5. Natural light

Maximize natural light by keeping windows unobstructed to create a bright and airy atmosphere that mimics the outdoors. Natural light has a powerful positive effect on our well-being and mood.

We hope this article helped inspire some creative ways to incorporate elements of nature into your own living space so that you can enjoy some of the benefits such as a heightened sense of tranquility in your home, improved air quality, and a deeper connection with the natural world. 

Are you looking for nature and landscape art prints to infuse that sense of peace into your home? Explore these collections:

Earth Day Everyday

Into the Wild

Nature Art Prints