How to Bring the Outdoors Inside Your Home – 9 Simple Ways!
Do you want your home to have that cheery outdoor look and feel? Read on to find out how to bring the outdoors inside your house.
When one thinks of the outdoors they think of sunshine, green growing things, and fresh air carried on warm breezes.
Bringing the outdoors into your home will help you create a relaxing environment that your family and guests alike will love.
If you are looking to bring a bit of outdoors into your home then here are a few things that you can do.
9 Simple Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside Your Home
#1. Give Your Home a Feeling of Spaciousness
When you spend time in the great out of doors, the first feeling you get is one of spaciousness. One of the simplest ways of creating that relaxing feeling of being outdoors is to create the same type of feeling of spaciousness inside your home.
You can create that feeling of spaciousness in a number of different ways such as not overcrowding your rooms with too much furniture, and choosing sleek modern furniture rather than large overstuffed pieces.
Keep as much open floor space as possible, and don’t overcrowd your stands and tables with Knick-Knacks or magazines.
The more open your floor plan, the more spacious your home will seem.
#2. Make Great Use of Plants and Flowers
One of the simplest and easiest ways to bring some of the outdoors into your home is to place plants and flowers in different rooms in your home.
Keep in mind that flowering plants will live longer than cut flowers, but fresh cut flowers sitting in a mason jar on your kitchen table adds a touch of outdoor charm to your home.
Choosing plants that do well in high humidity for your bathroom can help you create a comfortable relaxing spa experience while adding an outdoor element to your bathroom.
Choose taller green plants or small trees for empty corners in your room or add a hanging plant in front of some of tour larger windows.
Having a good deal of greenery in your home provides a relaxing feeling and may actually help to improve the air quality in your home.
If you don’t have the time or energy to grow live plants, there are several beautiful fake indoor plants that actually look real you can choose from.
#3. Make Use of Natural Materials as Much as Possible
Using natural materials in your home as much as possible is also a great way to bring the outdoors indoors. Choosing bamboo blinds for your windows, granite countertops, or even a rugged stone sink can be great ways to give your home a bit of out of door flavor.
Adding natural flooring will also help a great deal. Wood, stone or tile flooring can work great for bringing a bit of the outdoors into your home.
If your home is already set, you can add some natural materials to your current home décor by adding picture frames made from natural materials, a butcher block table in your kitchen for preparing various foods, or going with natural wood towel holders and other small items.
You can pick up little items such as wooden salt and pepper shakes, wooden bowls to keep fruits and other such small items that you will find out of doors.
#4. Bring in As Much Natural Light as Possible
One way to bring the outdoors into your home simply and easily is by bringing as much natural light into your home as possible.
Choose window treatments that allow light into the room while still ensuring privacy. Make use of any skylights you have especially in your bedroom where you need more privacy.
Flooding your home with natural sunlight can actually brighten your home as well as your mood, and add that cheery outdoor ambiance you are trying to achieve.
#5. Add a Bird Feeder Outside Your Window
If you have a large window and nice size yard, then why not place a bird feeder right outside the window. That way you can see a variety of birds from the comfort of your home.
There is possibly no easier way to bring the outdoors inside your home than having a front-row seat at some of the more beautiful outdoor creatures.
#6. Add a Bit of Rattan to Your Decor
Adding small pieces of rattan furniture to your homes furnishings and décor is another great way of bringing a bit of that outdoorsy feel into your home.
Try placing a rattan chest at the foot of your bed for storing extra blankets, or placing a rattan swing chair in the corner of your living room.
You can also add a few wicker baskets filled with decorative items to give your home a more relaxed outdoor feel.
#7. Use Elements Found In Nature to Decorate Your Home
Another great way to bring more of the outdoors into your home is by using various elements found in nature to decorate your home.
For instance, a bowl full of sea shells placed in a basket in the bathroom or used to decorate picture frames can add a feeling of the sea side to your home décor.
Add a few interesting pieces of driftwood or beach glass or those unique and colorful rocks and you have some inexpensive decorations (free) that will help you accomplish your goal of adding outdoor elements to your indoor living space.
#8. Add Some Wind Chimes to Give You a Sense of Fresh Breezes
Although wind chimes are placed outside most homes, their wonderful gentle tingling sound brings the feeling of fresh breezes into your home.
These gentle musical tones create a feeling of relaxation which is what most people want when living inside their home.
#9. Simply Choose Outdoor Inspired Art Work for Your Home
If you are looking for an easy way to bring the outdoors into your home, then you can do so by simply choosing outdoor inspired art work for your home.
Pictures of birds or other animals, plants and gardens, forests, streams, lakes or the ocean all will bring a feeling of the outdoors into your home.
You can also create inexpensive outdoor art décor simply by taking a bare tree branch and wrapping it in white Christmas lights and hanging it on your wall and plugging the lights in. You can also wire a few pine cones onto the branches for more of an outdoor feel.
In addition, you can create table centerpieces from objects found in nature.
Bringing the outdoors into your home can help you create a relaxing place if a feel of living at one with nature.
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