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Ways to integrate more natural materials around the home


The elements of nature have a way of providing a calming sensation in the atmosphere. Imagine you’re on a nature walk – listening to the birds chirp, smelling the fresh leaves and admiring the gorgeous stone and greenery surrounding you. This adventure isn’t the only way to show mother nature your admiration; you can also incorporate organic materials into your home design.

If you’re looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in this summer, here are a few ways to integrate natural materials around the house:

1. Use form-pressed wood furniture
Scandinavian design is known for its simplicity, utility and beauty that incorporates pure elegance, craftsmanship and warm functionality, according to Freshome. The mixture of earthy tones and organic materials like form-pressed wood gives Scandinavian design its refreshing-yet-classic approach. Use materials like pine or oak in coffee tables, dining furniture and other pieces throughout your house to make a statement.

2. Try sheer draperies to emphasize natural lighting
Natural lighting is a must in many homes. If you don’t have large windows to let the sun in with ease, just emphasize the natural lighting you have by hanging sheer draperies. Bold, heavy window treatments can set the wrong tone in a room that’s embracing organic elements.

3. Incorporate granite
While granite is most commonly associated with the kitchen, there are so many different ways to incorporate this gorgeous material in interior design. Place this natural stone as a slate on your coffee table, or use it to design your dream bathroom. With enough care, your granite will look beautiful and remain timeless as years pass.

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4. Accent with clay and terra cotta 
If you’re interested in Mediterranean style, clay and terra cotta make a beautiful statement. Incorporate these materials into your home by placing accessories like pots and vases in the living room. You can even consider using clay tiles as a backsplash in your kitchen to accent against other gorgeous natural materials like marble or granite.

5. Create a brick headboard
Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate natural elements in the bedroom? Perhaps a brick headboard can help you achieve the organic look in a modern and trendy way. This is a unique and attractive option for making your sleeping area the focal point in the bedroom.

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6. Fill your home with flowers
Whether you want to use artificial greenery or pick fresh flowers daily, filling your home with bouquets, potted plants and succulents can complete the natural appeal you want to achieve in your dining room, living room or kitchen. It’s a refreshing touch that can liven up any space.

7. Paint with neutral colors
All of these natural design elements will grab the attention of your guests with ease. Give the organic materials a natural, clean slate by painting the rooms of your home with neutral colors. Shades like taupe, tan and gray can perfectly complement materials like wood, stone and brick.

These are just a few of the many ways you can incorporate natural materials into your home. If you want to discuss these options or learn more, call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. He or she will come to your house and offer insight based on your ideas, favorite materials and the allotted space. From there, you can discuss the best route to take and start creating the naturally inspired home you’ve always wanted.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today!

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