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 among buyers. To help your models stand out we have compiled some easy ways to let the outdoors shine in your interior designs:

First, Sprinkle in Floral Prints

There are ways to incorporate floral prints that don’t have to be outdated. 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. People are drawn to their engaging energy and beauty. Another consideration is to use quartz or quartzite countertops. These materials help to add natural depth and sparkle to kitchens and baths.

Incorporate Brick 

Adding a brick wall, or even as just an accent is a creative way to add an outdoor flair inside. There are so many varieties of brick. Whether it’s all-natural or whitewashed, or even painted, incorporating brick into an inside design can create a captivating memory point.

Consider Wood Furniture and Finishes

Another great way to add an outdoor feel to an interior is by including artisan furniture. The 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 in your designs. Try a metallic deer head above the fireplace or graphic fox wallpaper in a child’s room. You can think outside the box to create some outdoor feelings with your indoor designs.

And Finally, use Flowers and Plants to Soften a Design  

From succulents to orchids, plants, and flowers add personality and color to any design. And when used with an indoor concept it helps to soften the overall design.

Give Mother Nature a big thumbs up and embrace earth elements in your creations. 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.