People who have the creative eye can spot many decorative natural elements while taking a stroll in the garden. A fallen tree bough, odd-shaped rocks, small pebbles, twigs, branches, flowers, leaves or even a fallen bird’s nest can all be incorporated in a natural home décor. If you are short on ideas and don’t know how to pull off natural home décor successfully, then read further as we discuss some of the best ideas to incorporate natural materials in your home décor.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Best Natural Home Décor Ideas
You really don’t have to break the bank when decorating your home. A creative knack, a few objects taken from Mother Nature and off you go on a stunning DIY project that you can proudly showcase in your living room or bedroom. For your convenience, we are sharing some of the best natural home décor ideas for you to consider.
- Hand painted pebbles
- Nature-inspired art
- Wind chime
- Low-maintenance plants
- Natural wood
- Desk terrariums
Let’s discuss these in detail:
Don’t like the fragrance of artificial air fresheners? Looking for a natural, lingering scent that invigorates your living space and transports you to a floral garden? With a few aromatic dried flower petals and natural leaves, you can create a sweet-scented potpourri that you can keep in a decorative bowl in your drawing room. This works wonders in closed areas. You can keep them inside closets and drawers to mask the stuffy odour that is usually present in tight spaces.
A perfect potpourri recipe includes fragrant flowers, fruits and spices that have a reviving smell. If you are interested in making a spicy potpourri, then go for cinnamon sticks, a few dried orange slices and star anise. Make small packets out of them and hang them from a top place in your cupboard.
You can also make a potpourri out of dried flower petals. Pick the most vibrant and scented roses from your rose bush in the garden and dry them either using the dehydrator method, air drying or roasting it in the oven. There you have the perfect scented potpourri to refresh your home décor.
You can find plenty of objects in the garden – from different shaped leaves to small pebbles. Switch to your creative mode and take advantage of the pebble’s shape. If it is round, you can paint a family of citrus fruits or funny smileys and emoticons and keep them in a bowl in your living room.
The hand-painted pebbles are fun to paint and you can involve your kids in the process as well for a perfect DIY décor with natural materials.
Ikebana is a Japanese art of flower arrangement, which you can easily experiment at home. In Ikebana, every stem, flower and leaf can be utilized in a creative and decorative manner. Those who do not like the fussy flower arrangements in a vase fall in love with the simplicity of the design and the minimalist décor that Ikebana presents. This is a perfect way of celebrating nature and displaying it as a decorative item at home.
You can either buy an Ikebana floral arrangement from a local store or go the DIY route and make one on your own. You would need a few supplies if you are planning to create an Ikebana at home. A pair of sharp scissors with a large stout and thick blades that can help in shearing the leaves and delicate flower petals. A Kenzan, which is a Japanese term for a floral foam with a series of pins that can be fixed to a flat disk; it can hold the flower and plant stems in place.
One of the most significant aspects of an Ikebana arrangement are the containers and vases that come in various styles and sizes. It can be shallow or a tall, slim vase depending on the style of Ikebana you plan to present. The plant materials should be carefully selected by visualizing the end product. Some Ikebana artists first draw their ideas on a paper for better understanding while some simply put together the materials for a stunning flower arrangement.
If you don’t want to invest your time and efforts in creating an Ikebana, then go for a simple nature-inspired frame. Make use of dried twigs and dry flower petals and stick them on a frame. You can hang them just like that or put a glass as a cover for added protection.
Do you have a good collection of seashells from your recent visit to the beach? Put them together in a string and join all the strings on a disk. Hang them at a place where the wind blows and you can hear the gentle tinkering of the seashells. You can even hand-paint the seashells if you want to add some colour to your wind chime.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate nature in home décor is to decorate your house with low-maintenance plants. You can choose from a variety of succulents, ferns and decorative cacti to adorn dull corners in your house. It is wise to choose low-maintenance varieties that do not require frequent watering and pruning.
Using natural elements in home décor such as wood is an ideal way of celebrating nature. You can use wood in the bathroom or make use of scrap wood projects if you like to go the DIY route. Wood gives a tranquil, rustic, calming ambience that can surely uplift a dull looking bedroom into an inspiring room. From wooden lamps, keychain holders to DIY bird features in the garden, take inspiration from natural surroundings and incorporate it in your natural home décor.
Nothing beats a terrarium at your study table. Terrariums can also be hung from the ceilings. This is perhaps the best natural home décor that is quick and easy to make and gives a beautiful look. Just like Ikebana, for terrariums you need a glass container, succulents, cacti or plant materials that require zero maintenance. To take things up a notch you can use small attractive figurines and complete the look.
So, these were some of the best natural home décor ideas. If you are planning to decorate your house for any festive occasion or to celebrate different seasons in a year, then take a look at our informative posts on the subject.
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