This year has undoubtedly been one where self-care and eco-consciousness came together to inspire a range of interior design trends that pay homage to Mother Nature. While an experienced interior designer can transform any abode into a nature-embracing showpiece with ease, not everyone has the budget for such a luxury.
Thankfully, there are a number of DIY interior design hacks that will help you give your home a makeover. From bringing greenery into the home to adding wooden touches and embracing natural light, here’s a closer look at some DIY nature-inspired trends worth trying your hand at.
Bring the Greenery Inside
There has been an enormous resurgence in the popularity of indoor plants over the last few years. One of the most popular specimens you will find in upmarket homes this year is the Philodendron Hope, whose large, lobed leaves make for a very impressive silhouette. Other plants worth considering include the Peperomia, Rhipsalis, and Devil’s Ivy.
If you can’t pride yourself on your green fingers, opt for a range of hardy, low-maintenance succulents instead, which can add a gorgeous natural element to any room. If you want your indoor greenery to be of a more practical nature, add a hint of nature to your kitchen with an indoor herb garden that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but convenient as well. Self-watering, heat-regulating smart garden kits are the perfect addition to a trendy, nature-loving home.
Wood Interiors are Durable and Beautiful
Living spaces like Utah’s Benloch Ranch, which are created with both the owner and the environment in mind, are immensely popular. One material that is not only sustainable but incredibly durable and beautiful to boot is wood. Wooden building finishes, furniture, and decorative elements continue to trend this year among homeowners looking to invite elements of nature into their dwellings.
Wood can easily be incorporated into any design style, whether it is sleek and modern, rustic, or antiquated. You can add wooden elements to every room of your home, including the kitchen and bathroom, where large-frame mirrors, rustic vanities, and wooden towel racks can all serve as gorgeous focal pieces.
Embrace Natural Light
One of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts to us is warm, inviting, natural light. Natural light can breathe life into any room. Not only will it make the colors of your furniture and décor ‘pop’, but it can also help prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD) from setting in when the wintery weather leaves everything looking gray and dreary.
There are a number of ways you can invite natural light into your home. Oversized windows, glass walls, and large sliding doors will allow natural light to flood inside, while a trendy skylight or two can add a modern touch and ample light to a naturally-dark part of the house. Steer clear of dark, heavy curtains, opting instead for light, natural fabrics in shades of beige, bamboo, and mushroom for a modern, refreshing look.
Adding elements of nature to your home does not necessarily have to require a large-scale makeover. Even if you have never attempted any decorating projects on your own, there are small, simple changes that can make a world of difference.