The natural world makes for a beautiful home for so much wildlife, so why don’t we take a leaf out of nature’s book (no pun intended!) and bring a bit of the outdoors into our homes this Spring? One of the best sources of design inspiration, nature can offer up beautiful rich, earthy palettes, interesting textures and quirky decorative ideas. Come – explore the elements with me!
Whether you opt for real wood floors, solid oak furniture or something a little bit different, like this log wood coffee table, using real wood in the home brings instant outdoors appeal.
Plants and Decorative Twigs
Like wood, introducing living plants around your home is a great way to pay homage to the great outdoors.
If green isn't your colour, why not choose colourful flowers for a bold accent or choose decorative twigs for a cooler feel.
If natural materials don’t suit your style, you can still take inspiration from nature and adopt a rich, earthy palette. You could opt for fresh, luscious greens or dark, moody browns to create your interior oasis. Combining the two contrasting shades can also give a nice effect.
Remember, you don’t have to go bold with your colour palette – why not opt for subtler shades of green and brown for an understated look.
Nature Inspired Patterns
When all else fails, you can always cheat and bring nature into your home with printed patterns. Florals are a classic with varying designs giving both traditional and modern feels.
Another popular print at the moment are birds; take for example, Sanderson’s new Swallows design.
However you choose to decorate this Spring, don’t forget to be inspired by all that is around you. Failing that, keep an eye on the Plumbs blog for more design tips and ideas!