Natural decorations look incredible with every home design. Complement your cozy, rustic home with natural woods and stone. Fill up your cottagecore bedroom with all your favorite plants. Even sleek, minimalist designs benefit from an elegant house plant or two. Natural decor does more than just look good; natural materials are often durable and sustainable. Even better, flowers and greenery can improve your home’s air quality. You don’t even need a green thumb to incorporate some of nature’s beauty into your space. Check out these creative ways to add natural decor to your home.
Think Beyond Living Things
Greenery and flowers are great, but they aren’t the only way to bring a touch of nature into your home. Raw materials like wood, rocks, and gemstones can be gorgeous additions to a room. Rough-cut wood pieces with plenty of grain swirls and character markings work beautifully in a rustic space. Stone fireplaces or accent walls bring a sense of tradition to the room. You can also decorate with marble, crystals, geodes, and more to bring a unique and natural style to your home.
Choose Long-Lasting Decorations
Putting flowers in a vase is beautiful, but it’s not a long-term decoration. Constantly switching out bouquets and seasonal blooms can grow tedious and expensive. That’s why some of the most creative ways to add natural decor to your home consist of long-term decorations that will hold up through the seasons and over time. Dried flowers are a great way to add natural colors and blooms to a room without you having to worry about wilted petals. If you choose to keep live plants, look for low-maintenance options like succulents or spider plants that will last you a long time, even if you’re still learning the ropes of plant care.
Go Green Vertically
Using vertical space is an essential part of keeping a room interesting. If you add plants to your home, make sure you have a variety of heights and lengths to draw the eye to different parts of the room. Hanging plants, trailing vines, and wall hangers are all great ways to add a touch of green at different levels throughout the room. Thinking about your vertical space allows you to add more diversity to the room—and to your beloved plant collection.