Are you looking to redecorate your lounge or family room? We have some great tips on how you can bring the outdoors in, and really make your home feel full of light.
Bringing the outdoors in is a trend that has been on the rise for a while now. People are looking at different ways to bring nature indoors, and among them are plants, trees, and even water features. We can use plants and natural elements to make our homes feel more inviting, comfortable, and organic.
Some people are afraid of using plants in their homes because they think that they will die or not look as good as they did when they were first bought. However, there are plenty of ways to keep your plants alive and looking healthy. You could get automatic feeders, or you could even get long lasting plants that don’t need much watering. You should also get some fake plants or flowers – they are so realistic and all you have to do is dust them!
Plants and natural elements can be used in various ways to decorate a home.
One way is to use plants as decorative items, such as adding them to a vase or using them as part of an arrangement. Another way is to use natural elements like branches, stones, flowers etc., which can be used for things like making a fireplace mantle or even using them for things like making a lamp.
If you are trying to make your home more natural, the use of light is key. Make sure your walls are bright and clean, with light coloured furnishings. A decent wood flooring would fit perfectly. Consider how you can get more light – install double glazed patio doors to make a fantastic display of your garden.
A garden can be seen as an extra room in the house, with a different layout and function. It’s an extension of your living space. It’s a place where you can spend time with your family or friends. Step up your garden design with ornaments.
Another way to add more light, and to help save on energy bills is to install replacement sash windows. If you have old wooden windows, you are likely to be losing heat from them and they don’t look great either. Investing in new windows will help your pocket and the look of your home. You can also try shutters to save energy and look great when you do need to close them.
Once you’ve got the light right, its time to start choosing accessories. The perfect place to start is online – Pinterest will show you thousands of different ideas for you to create mood boards from. You can then pick your favourite items and choose your budget. You can get fantastic plants and vases from high street outlets at a fraction of the price of designer shops. Its best to spend the biggest amount of your budget on quality windows, flooring and furniture (sofa/chairs) then look for great alternatives for the accessories. For example, check out Homesense for some great bargains – they are usually one offs so you have to be quick. You could also ask friends and family for plants and small trees from their gardens.