With more than a year stuck indoors, it’s no surprise that many people are desperate to bring the outside world into their homes. With a lack of attention, it’s very easy for your home to become stale and boring before you know it. There are a variety of ways to make the inside more appealing, and one of those is by using the natural world. From mirrors to flowers, here are some of our top tips for bringing the outdoors indoors.
One of the most obvious ways to make your home more natural is by using plants and flowers. From colourful botanicals to more subtle greenery, there are a huge variety of plant species out there that can totally transform your home. Monstera Deliciosa is one such example, providing a large, bending shape in the corner of your room, while still not being too overbearing. While there is a lack of flowers on this plant, sometimes an entirely green plant arrangement can feel more natural and woody. However, if you fancy some bright colours, bringing in some beautiful flowers that complement other shades in your house is a must. Need something a little more exotic? Cacti are one of the easiest plants to look after in the world and only require a little bit of watering throughout the year. Whichever plant you end up choosing, they will always bring a raw wildness to your indoor spaces.
If you’re desperate to bring the outside world into your home, collecting and arranging more organic and natural objects is a no-brainer. From delicately woven ports to brilliant wood tables, ensuring that the objects in your room are entirely natural is one of the key elements of embracing the outdoors. Want to take another step up? Creating your own furniture can be both a fun and rewarding experience, as well as bringing some of the natural world into your home. We recommend inviting your family and friends over to craft some entirely natural stools or tables for your living room. The best part? You’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.
Make use of mirrors
If used correctly, mirrors can be a truly magical part of your home. Most interior designers make use of mirrors in spaces that are missing a bit of life or feel a bit too one dimensional. With a natural feeling room full of plants, a few mirrors could have a transformative effect, as well as making your rooms feel larger than life. To accentuate the whole effect, always try to put some mirrors beside the outdoors too, whether that be your windows or your garden doors. Through an illusionary trick, you’ll be inviting the outdoors into your indoor space and enhancing the natural feel of your home. At the end of the day, mirrors are a simple and cheap way to update the look of your house and bring some of the outdoors inside.
Looking to add that final finishing touch to your home? A Hangout Pod will be the perfect choice for you. Coupled with a Stand, these on-trend swinging hammocks blur the lines between outdoors and indoors, allowing you to easily head off on an impulsive adventure.