Decorating with Nature

Need some new ideas for decorating your home? Try adopting a transcendentalist outlook and look no farther than your backyard. Natural elements are not only inspirational, but can transform the look and feel of a given room. Not to mention, natural decorating is cheap!

Do not limit yourself to a bouquet of flowers. Let’s think creatively! When it comes to decorating with nature, there are no boundaries, which really allows for innovative thinking! So, it is time to turn to the sublime and find within nature, some great decorating ideas.

As you walk around your backyard, look for rocks with a range of different textures and sizes. They make for a great mantle piece and accent the room with a natural flare. From sea glass to sticks, when it comes to nautral decorating, the options are limitless.

Better Homes and Gardens has great advice for natural decorating. We highlighted our favorite decorating tips below:

Getting Greener

Moss topiary balls introduce a natural look and add texture to this arrangement of elegant objects. Incorporating natural touches, typically seen as casual, does not diminish the formality of a traditional space. Rather, it adds another layer of personality. Opt for subtle additions and you'll maintain your room's sophistication.

Resourceful Recycling

Recycle a collection of glass bottles into an eye-catching mantel display. Gather interesting greenery from outdoors and place each piece in a different jar. Stagger jars according to shape and height, then place a mirror behind the collection to reflect light.

Decorating with Diversity

The beauty of decorating with nature is that the relics complement your keepsakes and flea market gems. Embrace decorating diversity and pair serving trays with shells, photographs, and nature prints.

Conversation Piece

Shelves filled with keepsakes become a cabinet of curiosities, sure to spark conversation with any guests. Cover books with white parchment paper to give them a uniform look. Then pile shells, coral, and apothecary jars on top of and around them for a display with dimension.

Collection Makeover

Give your sand collection a makeover with an elegant twist. Portion out your sand into antique jars and label each one with the location and date. Layer in coral and dried sea plants for an ocean-inspired scene.

Contain Yourself

For a garden-fresh display, assemble a collection of mismatched glassware, along with interesting flowers, greenery, and moss from a garden or floral shop. Arrange your natural finds inside the glassware and group together on a tabletop. Aim for an eclectic collection of natural finds in different heights, sizes, and textures.

Savvy Salvage Finds

For a subtle take on natural decorating, pair primitives with organic forms, such as branches, rocks, and wood. Burnished metal pendants with rope-covered cords set an industrial tone in this dining area. A French hay fork hangs as sculpture on the far wall, nodding to farmhouse rusticity.

Natural decorating adds balance to any given room and let’s be honest, you just can’t beat the price!  Whether you are outside playing with the kids or strolling down the beach, keep your eyes pealed for any natural home decorations. Look for natural elements that you can use for natural decorating; you'd be surprised at what you can do with them!

Which natural decorations most resonate with you?  We can almost guarantee that nature will inspire within you new home decorating ideas.