A family home is most people’s ultimate dream. Having done well in a career, made some money, and finally got to a position where one can buy your own home big enough for a happy family. In most of the world, this is what many of us strive for.
Getting there is just part of the story, though. Once you’ve found that dream home, you need to make it perfect. You need to decorate, renovate, furnish, and generally make your new home a lovely homely place to live.
One of the best ways to make your place super homely is to decorate and furnish it with natural decor, tones, and pieces. In this article, you will learn all about bringing natural decorations into the home, the benefits of doing so, and some of the best ones to choose from. So, read on to find out everything you need to know.
Bringing Nature Into the Home
Why would you want to bring decorations based on nature into your home anyway? Well, the benefits are huge, for a start. Plus, they look great! Let’s imagine for a minute that you are living in a city or suburban area, with less than enough nature around. Sure, you’ve got a garden, trees, or some local parks. But, you aren’t surrounded by nature.
So, why not bring some nature or feelings of nature into your home? As mentioned, there are benefits. For example, the color green is found all over natural landscapes and is shown to have a hugely calming effect on the brain. On top of this, natural textures and scenes also help even those with huge anxieties relax.
Plus, as stated above, the natural decor just looks so nice! The mix of colors and textures are sure to brighten up even the most grey of city-dwelling homes. So, let’s take a look at 4 of the best natural decorations every family home needs.
Flowers Are a Must
One of the easiest and most beautiful ways to decorate your home is with flowers. It’s so easy, too! Just get down to your local florist and check out what they have to offer. Each season, there will be a huge mixture of different flowers and colors available to decorate your home with. If you are unsure about what will look best, the florist will almost certainly be happy to chat through options with you.
To keep it simple, have a vase in the lounge, kitchen, or a few on various windowsills throughout the home. Pop a bunch of flowers in each, keep the water topped up, and you’ll have 5-10 days of gorgeous blooms. If you want to vary it a little, you can also purchase dried and dyed flowers to permanently decorate parts of the home.
In the same vein, but with many, many different options, you should definitely look to add some potted plants to your home. Since all the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, people have purchased far more potted plants for their homes. Obviously, having houseplants is a relaxing choice!
If you’re not very green-fingered, there are plenty of plants that require very little light and very little care. These plants can be in the corner of any home and be almost forgotten about, whilst still adding loads of texture and calming goodness to your space. If you’re feeling more adventurous, get some hanging plants, large palms, or other more exciting plants to give your home layers and lush greens.
Art and Illustration
If you don’t want to care for real plants in your home, there is always the option of purchasing prints or artwork featuring nature. This can almost give the same calming, relaxing feeling of real landscapes and plants but with none of the aftercare! Take a look at sites like Etsy for artists creating their work with natural elements to help bring it into your home! Plus, it’s a super easy and affordable way to bring nature indoors!
A final tip is to decorate your home in these earthy tones throughout. Greens, browns, blues, and other natural colors can help bring calm and tranquillity to your home. You can also use earthy textures like railway sleepers, natural floorboards, and exposed stone. These give a lovely natural feel to any home, no matter where it may be.
Bringing nature and natural tones into your home can massively improve your mood and your family life. Relax with your houseplants, smell your beautiful flowers, and smile at your nature-based artwork. You certainly won’t regret bringing the greenery home!