There are a great many reasons as to why residents would want to introduce nature-inspired designs into their homes and for many years residents have drawn benefits from the presence of natural elements within their living spaces.
Much like how being immersed in nature can help to reduce stress, designing a living space with organic and wild embellishments can allow residents to enjoy such benefits at home too. Additionally, there are a number of stylistic elements that are highly celebrated in the interior design world, especially among contemporary trends.
If you haven’t already considered natural designs for your property, then we have four wonderful nature-inspired interior design ideas, as well as their potential benefits, that might well become the source of inspiration for your next renovation.
The predominant colours schemes that occur in an earthen palette, such as blue, green, and brown, are each conducive to positivity, relaxation, and comfort. While many remain happy with their minimalist home designs, those set against backdrops of pure white and cream, it is among the array of ocean blues and verdant greens that a connection with nature, and therefore its benefits, is found.
Start by considering your favourite outdoor environment and how its tones can be transferred to your interior design. Doing so will help you to transfer the same feelings of comfort into your living space.
Furniture that is made from raw, organic, and natural materials, that which could suitably be described as rustic, is a great way to make a home feel more connected to the wild. Unfinished woods, cork floors, and even stone is becoming more commonplace within properties as residents are eager to step away from industrially produced alternatives.
Many are also seeking to merge their living spaces and gardens to a greater extent, dining outdoors as well as choosing to buy log cabins, spending a greater deal of time outdoors while retaining the comforts of home.
Houseplants have very quickly become one of the most celebrated elements of interior design. While dried flowers are also rising the ranks, the luscious green and charming variety of living plants is endlessly appealing, helping spaces to feel fresher, more meditative, and even giving the sense of purer air.
There is, of course, the task of keeping them alive that, for some residents, seems to be an ongoing challenge. However, there are now more applications and books available than ever before, ensuring that residents with green thumbs have all the support they need.
The light offered from windows is far better for a home, and for personal health, than that sourced from artificial lightbulbs. Sunlight plays an important role in circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep quality, which is important for physical and mental health. As such, it is advantageous for residents to maximise the amount of natural light within a living space.
While it might not always be feasible to install larger windows and skylights, mirrors can be remarkably effective at helping a space to not only feel larger but also brighter too.