How to Add Natural Elements to Your Home Decor

Updated March 17th, 2020

Your home decor says a lot about you. It can give hints about your personality and what you like. It can imbue visitors with certain feelings when they walk in your door, such as feelings of calmness, welcome, coziness, or even intensity.

Many different elements come together to make your home yours. Whatever your unique style may be, you can add style, personality, and charm to your home by incorporating some natural elements into your already existing decor.

Potted Plants

Potted plants bring life to an otherwise still space. Head to your local garden store and pick out a few pots that match your existing style, or mix it up by using bright pots to add a punch of unexpected color. Add them in groups on a shelf or table, hang them from your ceiling, or spruce up a dull corner of your room by adding a plant. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry, these plants are hard to kill!

Wood

You probably already have wood elements in your home, but you can add some visual interest by adding unique touches with wood in unexpected places. Talk a walk outside and pick up some interesting branches to add to a vase. If you live near a natural water source, you may be able to find some driftwood to display and to draw some visual interest. This type of decorating is great for the budget as well, since many of these kinds of items can be found in your own backyard or the local park.

Rocks

Rocks and crystals are a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in. Whether it’s for a practical function such as coasters or simply for aesthetic purposes, there are a variety of uses for rocks and crystals in your home. You can purchase almost anything you can imagine from an online crystal shop to add to your decor.

Wicker Furniture

If you’re looking to add an accent piece or furniture to your home, wicker might be just the material you need. Sturdy and lightweight, wicker furniture comes in a variety of both modern and classic styles that can add a touch of outdoors to your indoors without breaking the bank. Add a throw pillow that matches your already existing decor for the perfect finishing touch.

Terrariums

Terrariums are enclosed mini-landscapes. You can create your own, or buy one pre-made online or at a garden shop. You can choose a container that is more modern looking or go with a classic round jar. Either way, the terrarium is an interesting way to do indoor gardening. Moisture-loving plants thrive in this environment and require minimal care.

Flowers

Who doesn’t love to see a vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen island, or gracing the kitchen table? It’s an easy way to add a splash of color in a monochromatic room. However, flowers don’t have to be alive to bring beauty to your home. There are a variety of ways you can use dried flowers to add some personality to your decor, with an added benefit of lasting for years rather than fading after a week or two.

Air Plants

Yes, air plants are a thing. Air plants originated deep in jungles, finding unlikely places to grow in the shade of larger trees. Strangely, they don’t require dirt to grow because they absorb nutrients through the air. These little plants can be used in wall hangings, be tucked into seashells, added to terrariums, or nestled into your collection of potted plants. Generally the only maintenance they need is to be spritzed or dunked into water once every week or two.

Gourds

Though gourds are a staple of autumn decorating, the variety of sizes and colors available make them ideal for use in all seasons. They can be used as flower vases, candle holders, or combined with flowers to make an attractive centerpiece. Add them to your mantle or doorstep for seasonal color. You can even try your hand at growing gourds yourself for the added fun of practicing your gardening skills.

 

Decorating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Adding natural elements to your home is an easy way to bring life and vitality to your decor. Additionally, the money-saving nature of decorating with found items such as wood and flowers means that you can update the look of your home without breaking the bank. When you get tired of what you have, simply go for a walk and find something new!

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