July 16, 2021

Invite nature into your home

Who doesn’t like the warmth of the sun, the green of the leaves, the beautiful colours of the flowers or the charm of wood? The need to connect with nature is a deeply human trait. This way of getting back to our roots has a name: biophilia.

Nature lovers, get closer to what you love.

To create a natural decor, simply use natural materials and master a few tricks to invite nature in.


No doubt you have noticed that rattan has made a big comeback in recent years. Chairs, shelves, headboards or tables—you choose! New rattan furniture is easy to find, but you can also discover some real treasures on Kijiji and at garage sales.

Did you know that rattan comes from a range of plants in Asia?


Ah, wood. It’s easy to find this noble material in a form that fits your style. All it takes is a walk in the woods and there you go! You’ll find what you need to bring the woods home. With skill and imagination, you’ll never run out of ideas.

Here are some ideas for using branches:

  • Coat rack
  • Jewellery stand
  • Wall decor
  • Birch branches for a partition

You can also welcome nature in by repurposing old wood.

Recycle wood from a deck to make a:

  • Headboard
  • Coffee table
  • Shelf

Use wooden pallets to make:

  • Shelving
  • A chair
  • A bed frame
  • A plant wall

Let your imagination go wild.



When it comes to classic, comfortable and timeless fabrics, linen is unbeatable. But how do you include it in your decor? With curtains, cushions, table linens, throws—there are even linen lampshades. This material often retains its original colour of beige, but linen comes in a variety of colours, from classic cream to burnt orange, royal blue, grey and yellow. Take your pick!


Natural decor means greenery! To create a natural decor, plants are key. Here are some suggestions for people with or without a green thumb:

A jar you like. An indoor plant. Water, sun, and the desire to observe the workings of nature. That’s it!

Dried flowers

Make your decor bloom with dried flowers. Are you familiar with pampa grass? It will become your new best friend! “Misty” is the word that comes to mind when you see it in a vase. And don’t forget its friends bearded wheat, lavender, eucalyptus and palm leaves, to name a few. In short, there’s no reason not to have dried flowers in your natural decor.

Dare to bring nature home—it does wonders.

See also:

Eco-Landscaping, A Great Option

Rustic Decor: A Return to the Basics

Inviting wildlife into your yard

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