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A guide to a nature-inspired living room

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The living room is one of the most important rooms in your home. After all, this is the space where you relax after a long day, where you watch a film with your family or where your guests mingle when they visit. Are you looking to make this space as cosy and inviting as possible? Then a nature-inspired interior might be something for you. Bringing the outdoors inside will help create those relaxed and peaceful vibes that we all crave in this busy world. Let us inspire and guide you to a nature-inspired living room.

Keep it calm

If you want to create a nature-inspired interior, it’s recommended to choose a neutral colour palette for your walls. Colours such as white, beige, cream or light grey are a safe choice. This will automatically give you that feeling of calmness and makes decorating the rest of your living room an easy task.

Do you prefer to add a touch of colour to your living room? Then go for organic tones: brown, green or ochre. Or you can add an accent wall, for example, a nature-inspired wall print with leaves, flowers or birds. Let your imagination run wild!

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Opt for natural furniture

Wood, rattan, bamboo, cane … There are endless possibilities if you want to incorporate nature-inspired furniture into your living room. These materials are perfect for mixing and matching as well. This will give your living room a more stylish but natural feel. Nature is never about perfection, is it? Then why should your interior be? So go ahead and combine that dark wood coffee table with a rattan cabinet and bamboo chair. As long as YOU love it.

You can also implement natural elements with your decor items. Objects like stone vases, woven baskets, natural fibre rugs, organic candles and even natural fibre lampshades are great additions to your nature-inspired interior.

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Play with textures

Using natural textures makes your interior design come to life. Whether it’s for your couch, chairs, or cushions, blankets, rugs or a pouffe. You can combine different textures and materials to liven up the room. Use elements such as wool, organic cotton, linen, hemp, faux leather and other materials inspired by nature. Plus points if the materials are sustainable, eco-friendly and/or recycled!

Add greenery

Having indoor plants is very beneficial. They clean the air, have a calming effect, improve the acoustics, and they are a true mood booster. Doesn’t that sound perfect for your living room?

You can put a few plants on a shelf or a window sill. Plant lovers can even fill up their entire space. Obviously there is a wide range of gorgeous and unique plants out there with different needs, so always do your research before you run to the store. Air plants, succulents and cacti are very easy plants to maintain, even if you don’t have a green thumb. Plants will give that extra touch to your interior design, especially if you put them in a lovely wooden planter where they can be their most thriving self.

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Make the most out of natural light

Bringing nature into your home also refers to natural lighting. Since sunlight has a big impact on our day-to-day life, it’s a must to maximise this natural element. You can do this in different ways:

  • Keep your windows clean and opt for sheer curtains that allow the light into your room.
  • Avoid putting furniture or big decor items in front of your windows. 
  • Add a mirror adjacent to a window to multiply the light in your room, making it a more spacious and organic environment. 

Following these tips are a real game-changer. Making the most out of natural light will brighten up your interior, improve your mood and make the entire space come to life.

Nature-themed art

Natural decor items inside your home can help you enjoy nature from the comfort of your living room. Moreover, you can show your own style and turn your living room into a truly personal space.

These can be smaller items: seashells, rocks or dried flowers, for example. Also consider wall art such as art prints or paintings of botanicals, animals or nature scenes. For the passionate travellers among us, a one-of-a-kind wooden map of the world instantly provides that personal touch. Or add some wood art to your wall if you like to have a unique piece in your home.

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