Simple Ways to Bring Nature Indoors
For those of us who love a little bit of nature, leaving our house to go outside might seem a bit too much effort. If you want to be surrounded by nature all the time, you might be well served by finding some ways to bring nature indoors. It might seem strange, but the outside-inside trend is really popular at the moment on social networks like Pinterest, so it’s not difficult to find some inspiration. Here are some tips to get you started.
First, think about how you can introduce natural, organic materials to your home. Start with the obvious ones such as wood, stone and cork which are fantastic flooring and furniture options, and avoid shiny metals and plastics. They’ll only look odd and will detract attention from your eco-friendly environment. If you’re brave, you may also consider using a small amount of real or artificial grass in the rooms which join on to your garden. This will create the impression of the garden extending into your home, making your walls and windows less of a barrier between you and nature.
Flora and Fauna
Introducing plants and animals will help to immerse you in the world of nature. An attractive way of increasing the number of plants in your home is to create trellis and attach it to your walls; you can then grow budding climbing plants indoors. You can also grow plants of all varieties and sizes in plant pots and tubs, which you could then paint and decorate to suit the style of your home.
If you want to breathe a bit of life into your home, you could keep pets like tropical fish, which are easy to maintain and add another form of vibrant colour and energy to your room. Although it’s very difficult to make an aquarium from scratch, the pump, light and filter that you need can be relatively cheap when purchased online.
Now that your home is brimming with nature, you can maximise its potential by increasing the amount of natural light entering your home. To do this, make sure your curtains aren’t restricting the path of light by tying them back. You can also brighten up dark corners by placing mirrors strategically around your rooms to bounce light around.
So as you can see, it’s not the most challenging thing in the world to start bringing a little bit of the outdoors indoors. So if you’re looking to introduce some nature to your home, start with the above tips and you can’t go wrong.