6 Easy Ways to Bring Nature into Your Interior Decor
Bring the beauty of nature indoors with these six easy ways to incorporate botanical elements into your interior.
The idea is simple: bring the beauty of nature indoors by adding natural elements to your living space.
As we become increasingly disconnected from nature, it's no surprise that incorporating botanical art and natural elements into interior decor has risen in recent years.
Studies have shown that incorporating natural elements into living spaces can positively impact our physical and mental health and overall quality of life.
In this article, we'll explore the world of biophilic design and discover how to use it in your interior decor, helping you to create a botanical-inspired space that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
We can help you bring nature indoors.
A group of delicate flower prints add a light and natural feel to a living space.
1. Indoor Plants: Adding Greenery for a Natural Touch
Incorporating indoor plants into your interior design aesthetic is the obvious way to add a touch of nature to your home.
Not only do indoor plants provide aesthetic value, but they can also help purify the air and add a sense of calm and relaxation to your home.
You can choose plants based on their size and shape to complement your furniture and decor. Create a statement piece with a large plant, our top plants for this look are monstera, link and picture below from Happy Houseplants, or cheese plants. We love this in a living room with a window, and it beautifully connects the outside with the interior of your home.
Alternatively, you can add a cluster of smaller plants to create a lush and inviting atmosphere. We love this in a bathroom. Just get a shelf that suits your room and style it with plants and some trinkets.
With so many benefits, it's hard to go wrong with adding some greenery to your interior space. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t want to have to take care of plants and worry you'll kill them. We have 5 other tips for creating a botanical oasis in your home below.
2. Botanical Art Prints: The Beauty of Nature on Your Walls
Botanical art prints are a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your home. Whether you choose vintage floral prints or fern prints, incorporating botanical art into your interior decor can transform your mood and well-being.
They also don’t need watering, like plants, so if you aren’t green fingered they’re perfect for you.
These prints can create a sense of nostalgia and romance, and they pair beautifully with traditional or modern interiors.
The soft, muted colours and intricate details of vintage floral prints can also calm your mood, making them a perfect addition to a bedroom or a cosy living room.
On the other hand, fern prints are a popular choice for creating a more modern, minimalist look. The clean lines and geometric shapes of fern leaves lend themselves well to a contemporary aesthetic and can add freshness and energy to any room. The greens and lushness of the leaves add instant impact to your space and bring the outside indoors.
At Beach House Art, we offer a stunning collection of botanical wall art prints and flower wall art that will add a touch of nature to any room.
Whether you're looking for fern prints, flower prints, or any other type of botanical art, we have a wide selection to choose from. Hang a single large print or create a gallery wall with smaller prints arranged in a group to make a statement.
Placing botanical prints by a window helps link the inside of your interior with the outside.
3. Botanical Cushions and Fabrics: Soft Furnishings That Bring Nature Indoors
Cushions are another easy and affordable way to incorporate botanical elements into your interior. They change your space instantly. It’s a great biophilic hack.
We like to choose cushions with a natural feel and a botanical look. The texture and feel of the cushions are just as important as the look.
If you are brave and have a bit more budget then nature-inspired curtains make an amazing impact in any space. They can be expensive and harder to pair, but if you get it right you will be the envy of all your friends.
At Liberty London, you'll find a range of botanical-inspired fabrics that can be used for curtains, upholstery, and cushions. Their fabrics feature intricate floral and botanical designs that will add a touch of elegance to any room. We like to pick out a few colours already in our room and find a fabric that works with these.
4. Botanical Accessories: Bringing Greenery Indoors
Botanical-inspired accessories are a great way to add a touch of greenery to your interior, even if you don't have a green thumb.
Accessories don’t need to be green, they can include natural elements and wood or pottery or lighting are perfect for this. At Rockett St George, you'll find various botanical-inspired accessories, such as vases, planters, and decorative objects. These accessories can add a touch of greenery to your space, creating a calming and soothing atmosphere.
We love the below, its a rattan lamp shade and will add a natural spring and summer vibe to your interior. It also has a beachy coastal vibe, which we love!
A woven lampshade is perfect for adding a botanical feel to your interior. The natural finish works perfectly with a biophilic interior
5. Botanical Furniture: Comfortable and Beautiful
When it comes to furniture, lots of companies now offer ranges of botanical-inspired pieces that will complement your botanical decor. From upholstered chairs to botanical-patterned rugs, there are many ways to incorporate botanical elements into your furniture.
Choose pieces that are comfortable and practical, as well as beautiful, to create a space that's both stylish and functional.
Check out the below occasional chair from Anthroplogie. Occasional chairs are great to use as an accent piece in your living room and can add some fun to your decor. You can go out of your comfort zone with a single chair, just try and match some of the colours with other pieces in your design scheme.
6. Botanical Paint Colours: Nature-Inspired Hues for Your Walls
This is a more subtle way to bring nature into your home. But choosing the right paint colour is essential when creating a botanical-inspired space. At Farrow and Ball, you'll find a range of nature-inspired paint colours, such as "Green Smoke" and "Calke Green."
These colours will complement your botanical decor, creating a soothing atmosphere that's perfect for relaxing after a long day.
Also check out their Intsagram, they have regular chats with Paddy their paint expert. They are invaluably for learning what colours suit each room.
In summary, incorporating botanical elements into your interior decor is an easy way to bring the beauty of nature into your home.
Whether you use botanical art prints, fabrics, accessories, furniture, or paint colours, there are many ways to create a botanical-inspired, beautiful, and calming space. At Beach House Art, we believe botanical art is a timeless trend that will always be in style. So why not bring the beauty of nature into your home today?
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is biophilic design in interiors?
Biophilic design is an approach to interior design that incorporates natural elements into living spaces, intending to create a connection between people and nature. It is based on the idea that humans have an innate affinity for nature and that incorporating natural elements into our environments can positively impact our health and well-being.
What are the elements of biophilic design?
Biophilic design elements include natural light, natural materials (such as wood and stone), plants and greenery, water features, and views of the outdoors. These elements can be incorporated in various ways, such as using large windows, natural textures, indoor gardens, living walls and art prints.
How do you incorporate biophilic interior design?
There are loads of ways to incorporate biophilic interior design into your living space. You can start by adding plants and greenery, using natural materials such as wood and stone, and maximising natural light. You can also create a connection to the outdoors by incorporating views of nature or bringing in elements such as water features or living walls.
What are 3 benefits of biophilic design?
Three benefits of biophilic design include improved mood and well-being, increased productivity and creativity, and reduced stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that incorporating natural elements into living spaces can positively impact our physical and mental health, as well as our overall quality of life.