Despite our society’s heavy technology use, or perhaps in response to it, the “return to nature” design trend continues to grow. Be it be nature-inspired accessories, art or furnishings, the idea of bringing the outdoors in continues to gain favor.

Below are six easy ways to bring the beauty of nature inside and let the outdoors shine in your interior designs:

Sprinkle in Floral Prints

Think beyond your grandmother’s wallpaper. Try patterns on a larger scale with vibrant blooms, bold colors, and a variety of texture.

Add Minerals 

Geodes, corals, and crystals are hot items when it comes to nature-inspired accessories, as people are drawn to their engaging energy and beauty. Also, striking quartz or quartzite countertops can add natural depth and sparkle to kitchens and baths.

Incorporate Brick 

Used as art or to flaunt a feature wall, brick is a creative way to add an outdoor flair to an industrial setting. All-natural or whitewashed, brick can create a captivating memory point.

Consider Wood Furniture and Finishes

A hand-crafted, artisan furniture piece with a natural wood element can create a traditional, vintage or rustic feel while a darker stained finish with simple lines can produce a contemporary feel.

Elaborate with a Touch of Whimsy

Don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Try a metallic deer head above the fireplace or graphic fox wallpaper in a child’s room.

Soften with Flowers and Plants 

From succulents to orchids, plants, and flowers add personality and color.

So give Mother Nature a big thumbs up and embrace earth elements in your creations and let the outdoors shine in your interior designs. For more design ideas and how an interior merchandiser can help, please contact us today. And, be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for all kinds of creative interior design ideas.