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With the lockdown over the past few months forcing individuals inside, many people have developed a natural yearning for the great outdoors. Although we’re allowed to venture out for walks and bike rides in many places, the isolating presence of our four walls can disconnect us from nature.
For those missing the smell of flowers, the brightness of the sun, and the calming green of forestry and plants, a good project to undertake is to try and bring the outdoors into your home. This article is going to look at some of the interior design choices you can implement to freshen up your house and turn it into a tranquil space that’s intimately connected to nature:
Put Up Some Hanging Baskets
Using hanging baskets is a good way to maximize the space in your rooms, as it uses ceiling space to create a canopy of beautiful plants to turn your indoors into a luscious rainforest. A variety of plants work well in these baskets, but bushy, trailing ivy plants are great for a show-stopping piece. Additionally, for those not wanting to maintain long leaves, airier plants are a great alternative and can create a minimalist look.
Some other great plants for hanging baskets are the tillandsia, also known as the air plant, which is fantastic due to it not needing soil to survive. The arrowhead plant is good as well, as, over time, it will grow a beautiful vine that will complement any hanging basket.
To add a personal touch to these baskets, you could make them yourself using whatever materials you have handy.
Use Plenty of Wooden Furniture
Wooden furniture is a great way to make your rooms evoke the feel of an oaky forest. Dark wood is great for anchoring a large space and provides a warm, welcoming tone to any room. It can also be paired with lighter varieties to create an interesting mix of shading; however, make sure all the furniture is of the same style to keep it cohesive and tied together. To make your surfaces look more decadent and sophisticated, timber veneers can also be used to enhance them.
Depending on how you use it, wooden furniture can also be used to make your room look more rustic, too, if that’s the look you’re going for. Making homemade furniture is a great way to achieve this look. Be sure to utilize a lot of sanding and scuffing to really accent the design.
Surround Yourself with Plants
Plants are an excellent way to brighten up a house and make it feel much more naturistic. As well as that, surrounding yourself with plants has many personal benefits: Studies have shown that they boost mood and productivity while also reducing stress. This is because the psychological effects of green help people feel more relaxed, at peace, and healthy. They can also make a house smell fresher, as they absorb nasty toxins, which also combats sore throats and colds.
The most popular houseplants at the moment include the croton because of its colorful leaves, Dracaena Lemon Lime, as it lights up any indoor space, and the golden pothos due to how easy it is to take care of.