Just because you live in the city, it doesn't mean you have to be cut off from nature. Follow our 5 handy tips for bringing the great outdoors into your home.
Let in the light
It may seem obvious, but many of us overlook the difference natural light can make to a room.
Try to make the most of your windows by using an alternative to traditional curtains, such as a sheer curtain, and by using a few well-placed mirrors to reflect the natural light coming in.
Natural plants are a must for any room and the perfect way to bring the great outdoors into your home, whether it’s a small plant plot on a corner shelf or a tall tree reaching up to the ceiling.
And if your gardening skills are not the best, you could always opt for a high quality artificial plant that looks and feels like the real thing.
Incorporating the animal kingdom into your interior design can take many forms.
Paintings, patterned wallpaper or ornaments depicting animals can all add a wild dimension to a room, while a textured rug can bring a natural element to your décor.
Wood furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, from coffee tables and chairs to beds and shelves, and is therefore one of the easiest ways to create a rustic vibe.
Choose items with a different colour, stain or wood grain to reinforce the natural look.
Stone feature walls can be a great way of bringing nature into your home, especially in the kitchen, where you will feel like you’re cooking in the great outdoors.
A large rock or mineral can also make a real eye-catching addition to any room.
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