The outside world is full of color and texture. Anyone who has spent time in nature knows it is calming, soothing and can help you feel at peace. If you want to bring these relaxing vibes into your home, you’re in luck. Incorporating nature into your decor doesn’t require spending a lot of money or taking up a lot of space. It just calls for a little creativity. From painting to fabrics to wallpaper, here are some nature-inspired decorating ideas for a calming aesthetic.
1. Use Your Favorite Natural Elements as Inspiration
Think about your favorite parts of nature. Do you love blue skies and crystal-clear waters? Or are you more drawn to the forest and the trees? Maybe you love flowers and rainbows or feel most at peace during summer thunderstorms. No matter what parts of nature you love most, you can use them to inspire your home decor.
For example, consider getting easy-care potted plants if you want to add greenery to your home. Vases of fresh flowers work well, too. If you’re looking for something more permanent, try incorporating some stones, or fossils into your house (or apartment) design. These natural items will add an earthy feel without being overwhelming, and you’ll never need to worry about watering them!
You can also use your favorite natural elements to inspire artwork and other DIY projects that will add a touch of calm to your home. Consider the things that instill peace in you and get creative!
2. Add a Touch of Nature with a Painting
Creating a nature painting is a wonderful way to bring nature into your home. If you’re a beginner, try a step-by-step flower painting. If you have more experience, experiment with animal paintings and nature scenes. Landscapes are also popular subjects for artists of all skill levels since they can be as simple or complex as you desire.
If you’re feeling inspired by nature but need help figuring out where to start with painting, there are many different styles of art to choose from. Find one that appeals to you, and research books or videos on how to paint in this style.
3. Make a Terrarium
Making a terrarium is a fun way to bring nature into your home. It’s an easy project, and you can design it any way you like. Make a simple terrarium with just one or two plants, or create an entire ecosystem in a glass container. The choice is yours! There are just a few basic things to keep in mind:
- Choose the Right Plants: The most important thing when creating your terrarium is choosing the right plants. For example, succulents (like cacti) thrive in dry environments, so they may not be suited for your home if it tends to stay humid. Also, try using different mosses or small ferns if you want something more natural looking than just plain green leaves on top of rocks inside the glass container.
- Make Sure Everything Fits Neatly: To get started, you’ll need some sort of container that will hold all these pieces together. You can use anything from an old jar to an antique vase. In addition to plants and a container, you’ll need soil and rocks for planting and to allow drainage. Make sure whatever vessel you choose has enough room inside for everything to fit neatly without being overcrowded.
Once you have gathered your supplies, it’s time to create the terrarium. Start by placing your medium-sized rocks into the bottom of the container. Next, add some soil and compost or potting mix on top so that it covers about half of the rock surface area.
Add your mosses or small ferns on top of this layer. Then, arrange smaller rocks between the larger ones to create an interesting pattern that looks nice from all angles. Finally, fill any gaps with soil and compost or potting mix as needed.
Once you have everything in place, it’s time for the fun part: adding your plants! Arrange them carefully, and make sure the roots are fully covered. Research the types of plants you have to ensure that their needs are met when planting.
4. Include Nature-Inspired Fabrics and Wallpaper
Nature-inspired fabrics, wallpaper and textile items are a great way to add texture and color to your space while creating a calming aesthetic. Find fabric with a pattern that reminds you of the outdoors, like flowers or leaves, and use it to make pillows or curtains. Alternatively, choose natural textiles, like linen, when shopping for blankets, pillow covers, etc. In addition to creating a calming aesthetic in your home, natural textiles are more sustainable than their synthetic counterparts.
Look for nature-inspired wallpaper prints. With modern peel-and-stick wallpaper, it is easy to install (and remove!) patterns or pictures to any surface you choose. This makesit perfect for owners and renters alike. Whether you use it to decorate an entire room or just create an accent wall, it’s a great way to bring a touch of the outdoors in.
5. Decorate with Natural Elements
Decorating with nature is a great way to add a touch of calm to your home. Try using natural elements like leaves, grasses, bark, seashells and stones as wall art or placing them in vases and bowls. You can also use these pieces for table décor or centerpieces.
If you’re looking for a more subtle way to incorporate natural elements into your home decor, try placing some natural stones or polished rocks on top of tables as decoration. Even small found objects, like pine cones and dried leaves, can be interesting decor.
If you want to create a calming interior that’s both stylish and nature-inspired, the suggestions above are a great place to start. Whether it’s an entire room or just one area of your home, these tips will help you achieve the look you want with ease. Start decorating today, and your home will soon have the peaceful, calm aesthetic you desire.