10 Easy Ways to Decorate With Nature

Bringing touches of nature into your home will help create a relaxing atmosphere and improve air quality, plus it can look really pretty. 

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Photo By: Sam Zachrich

Rocks and Gems

Raw materials like a solid marble tray and a luminous hunk of amethyst crystal add a ton of character to a coffee table – and make for a gorgeous, and useful conversation piece.

Long-Lasting Floral Alternatives

Dried flowers and a mossy arrangement are two cost-efficient alternatives to flowers or plants. In addition to their natural beauty, they require no water and little to no maintenance.  

Turn Firewood Into Decor

Plants aren’t the only way to bring natural elements into a home. A wood-slice fireplace screen adds an interesting design element to a newly painted fireplace, mimicking the side view of a wood pile. See how to make this fireplace screen >>

Simply Buy Some Plants

Plants add a ton of beautiful color and life to a home, and they actually improve the air quality in your home. When plants respire they release oxygen into the air. Take a look at these hard-to-kill houseplants >>

Trailing Greenery

Low maintenance, trailing plants are a fresh addition to any living room. You can measure their growth as they make their way down your furniture. This one was strategically placed to add color to the white wall and cabinets.  

Pictures of Nature

To best utilize the open space above a fireplace, two art pieces were installed, chronicling the homeowner’s travel adventures. One of the easiest nods to nature is sweeping photography of inspiring natural locations.  

Textured Leather

Leather has a tactile appeal in interior design accessories. Old belts were upcycled in an interesting way to create an ombre leather headboard, giving a second life to over 50 belts. Take a look at the step-by-step instructions >>

Tree Trimmings

Tired of spending money on fresh flowers? Tree cuttings from the yard can make a beautiful, large statement in place of fresh flowers. This type of arrangement is easy, just refill when it’s looking faded and droopy.

A Touch of Florals

Even a lily or two can brighten a bedroom. Instead of a large arrangement, two smaller blooms don’t overpower a petite surface like this nightstand.

Make Art From Nature

Turn moss and wood into artwork. Here, natural elements were glued on to a wood frame to make an eye-catching display. Using moss is a great alternative to large plants, it's versatile, inexpensive and needs little maintenance. Take a look at the step-by-step instructions >>

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