When decorating your home, there’s just something particularly enjoyable about using nature as the inspiration for your interior decor. Whether you decide to use an overall outdoor theme for a room or just want to add a few small natural touches, bringing the outdoors inside can really add a lot to the look and feel of a room. In some cases, you might want to actually bring a fresh breath of life into your home, such as is the case when you add potted trees, potted plants or fresh-cut flowers to a room. However, in other cases you can add the illusion of being outdoors simply by decorating a room with furniture pieces and accessories that are commonly found on patios or decks. This fun way of decorating can provide you a way to enjoy the feeling of being outdoors year-round, even if you live in an area where the winters are cold and blustery.
Choosing a Theme
If you’d like to bring a touch of the outdoors inside your home, the first step is giving some thought as to the overall look and mood you are trying to create. In some cases, this might mean simply adding a few plants to a room or perhaps a potted tree. However, in other cases, you might want to use a particular type of outdoor environment as the overall theme for a room. For example, beach-themed rooms are often a popular choice. The beauty of the southwestern landscape can also be used as decorating inspiration. Using art pieces that reflect the beauty of the region or landscape that you have chosen is a great way to combine art and the “great outdoors.” For instance, a beautiful nautical-themed canvas painting featuring the shore, a lighthouse or the ocean’s waves could be the perfect choice for a beach-themed room. Or, choose a rustic piece of southwestern wall art to add a decorative touch to your southwestern themed room.
Garden-Inspired Decorating Themes
If you love gardening and the beauty of plants and flowers, transforming a room of your home into an indoor garden room could be the perfect choice. If you have a room that gets a lot of sun, it can work especially well as a garden room. However, even a dark and shady room can be transformed into a garden paradise simply by using strategically placed artificial lights. You can add to the overall look by using furniture pieces and accessories that you would commonly find on a patio or an outdoor living area. For example, wrought iron wall grilles can be secured to a wall to give it the look of outdoor wrought iron fencing. As an added bonus, wall grilles can also be used to give your vine plants a place where they can climb. Or, use several wall grilles together behind a grouping of potted trees or plants to serve as a beautiful and decorative backdrop. The use of a color palette that features the shades of nature can also add to the overall effect. The end result will be a relaxing place where you can go to get away from it all, without ever needing to leave your home.