How to Bring a Sense of the Outdoors into Your Interior Design

Beginning an interior design project typically involves a vision or inspiration of some sort. Even if it’s just one element or item that starts the wheels turning, there is usually that jumping off point. If your goal is to bring a sense of the outdoors into your interior design then you aren’t alone. Plenty of homeowners enjoy that sense of nature in their home, but it’s a matter of doing it right and making sure you don’t go too overboard.


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Here are some tips you can use that make it possible to bring the outdoors in.

Create a Rock Feature

One popular technique that homeowners use is to create a rock feature in their home. Rocks are not only beautiful to look at but they provide that sense of nature and the outdoors. You may want to include a natural rock in your kitchen backsplash, a granite or quartz countertop, or you can create something really spectacular such as a rock wall.

Kafka Granite LLC specializes in rock panels that can be used to create a unique and original looking rock wall. Norstone is a natural thin stone veneer that comes in panels, which can easily be installed on a wall or even on a fireplace.

Prints Found in Nature

When you shop for decor pieces, look for items with prints of objects you would find in nature. This could be trees, leaves, flowers, colorful butterflies and other insects, clouds, shells, branches, the sea, and anything else that gives you that sense of outdoors. Where these prints work really well is on throw pillows, artwork, and linens.

Place Greenery Indoors

Of course, one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in is to have plants indoors. Plants can be placed in any room of the house and provide a sense of calm. If you live in a climate that gets cold winters, it can be especially nice to see that burst of greenery in the dead of winter.

Keep in mind that some plants do better indoors than others, so it’s a good idea to get advice from your local greenhouse. They can also give you information regarding how often and how much to water the plant, and what kind of lighting conditions it likes.

Rattan Furniture Can Really Set the Tone

The final tip is to look for ways you can incorporate rattan furniture into your design. This can include chairs, tables, and footstools. You can’t help but think of a warm summer day when you look at rattan pieces. Rattan is also a great way to make a room feel comfortable, cozy, and really warm it up.

You’ve Created an Indoor Oasis

By using these tips as a way to bring outdoor elements into your home, you will essentially be able to create an indoor oasis that is calming, soothing, and inviting. You’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of nature both indoors and outdoors.