bringing the outdoors inside

One of the best ways to breathe life into a room is to bring what’s outdoors, in.  Earthy inspired spaces are all the buzz right now.  More than just a trend, embracing the beauty of nature creates a timeless feel.  Freshening up your space has never been so easy.



Tip #1:  Use natural materials as architectural elements.




Wood beams or floors. Stone fireplaces. River Rock surfaces.  All so beautiful.  And they create such a focal point.


Tip #2: Accessorize with plants, rocks, and trees.

(Source: Apartment Therapy)

Items like potted plants, fresh flowers, tree stumps or branches, and stones add a little something to a space.


Indoor plants done tastefully can bring a great pop of color to your space, and also promote healthy, breathable environments by improving indoor air quality.


Tip #3:  Incorporate furniture and fabrics made from natural materials


  Furniture made from rustic wood or woven grass is eye-catching.  Using fabrics like linen or cotton have a more refreshing effect then those like nylon or polyester.


Tip #4:  Implementing green products and sustainable practices into the design

The above picture shows a piece of wall art made from live succulents.


Close up


A canopy made from renewable willow.  Other popular rapidly renewable materials include bamboo, cork, and wool.


Tip #5:  Use a crisp, neutral earthy color palette

Using whites and earth tones can make a space feel light and airy.  This can open up an entire room, making it seem larger.


How have you brought the outdoors into your home?



  1. I’ve never been successful at bringing the outdoors in to my house. Sad, but true. I am in love with this post! All of these are great ideas and gorgeous. I’d love to recreate some of these here in my house. And I love that color palette. Yeah, these are definitely my kind of spaces. Great post!

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