I am a big fan of bringing the outdoors in & think natural elements should be incorporated into every space. Whether it’s real or a good faux (not those bad fake flowers & trees… you know what I am talking about!) Flowers, Trees, Branches all bring about a natural feel that adds a layer of comfort & familiarity into the space.
A few of my favorite ways to bring the outdoors in are utilizing the following elements:
Plants & Flowers…
This is a quick and easy solution to instantly add some life into any space. A simple addition of fresh flowers will brighten anyone’s mood.
Simple blooming branches always say Spring to me & are readily available in good faux form from stores such as Pier 1, Z Gallerie & even Target.
The hottest botanical trend this season has to be the Fiddle Leaf Fig. These gorgeous tropical trees provide a beautiful shade of green to any room. The trees work well in sunlight & can be a little fickle, but once you find the right spot, they are one happy plant. They can be picked up anywhere from your local nursery, the Home Depot & even Ikea in smaller sizes. My favorite planters for these are chunky baskets or large terracotta pots with a little age to them.
Whether in a fabric or wallpaper a floral pattern can easily add new life to your space. These can go from subtle to bold and can completely transform any look.
The simple addition of a bold floral pillow adds a layer of softness against the classic stripe.
While muted in color, this floral settee still brings an element of nature to this sitting area.
Again, this grey & white foliage print on the sofa is livable due to the scale of the pattern.
This room (along with a few of the others) also have a few other tricks for bringing the outdoors in…
- Incorporating natural textures such as sisal, wicker, etc all denote the feeling of a cool spring night.
- Trellis patterns are an obvious pairing with any floral as they would naturally appear in any garden with the flowers growing up their graphic frames.
- Framed Botanical Prints are always classic & seem to be everywhere at the moment. My favorite trick is finding a great botanical book & cutting out the pages to frame myself. You usually get more bang for your buck that way!