Looking for some home décor inspiration? Look no further than Mother Nature, who delivers endless ideas for incorporating natural elements into your domestic life. Here are a few of our favorite ways to bring the outdoors inside, creating a happier, greener home.
- Reclaimed Wood Floors: They’re recycled and sustainable – and those are just two of the reasons you should incorporate reclaimed wood into your home. Reclaimed wood is also denser, more stable and has history, which will bring more character and charm to your home than freshly chopped lumber.
- Tree Branch Decor: From a small end table to a closet rack or beautiful picture frame, all of those twigs, sticks and branches that dot your backyard or nearby park are just perfect for creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind and completely green home decor accessories. Here are 20 different DIY projects you can do this weekend using nature’s remnants.
- Framed Fronds: If there’s a windowless room in your home or you have trouble keeping indoor plants alive, grab a few fallen tree leaves from outside and frame them like this blogger did. Even when the weather turns cold and the landscape is barren, you’ll still have a little piece of summertime indoors.
- River Rocks: In the movie “Something’s Gotta Give,” Diane Keaton’s character decorates her perfect Hampton’s house with jars of white rocks she collects from the beach. Incorporate this idea in your own home with any of these rocking (pardon the pun) home embellishments.
- Seashell Touches: We hate to say it, but summer is winding down and all those weekend beach trips will soon be memories. Keep summer alive throughout the year with any of these DIY projects inspired by your summer beach jaunts.
- Greenery: It doesn’t get more nature-inspired than bringing live plants into your home. If you decide to go this route, select a green houseplant that will clean dangerous chemicals and pollutants from the air, creating a healthier indoor environment. The most eco-friendly indoor plants capable of removing toxins are the Boston fern, dwarf date palm, bamboo palm and the rubber plant.
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