Nature can eliminate negative energy and make a house look and feel like a cozy home. Enliven dull and drab rooms using these home decor ideas that utilize natural resources:
1. Woven Storage Baskets
Who says you need to add shelves to make your home more organized and beautiful? Just use quaint woven storage baskets as a better and aesthetically pleasing alternative. Use it to stash your spices in the kitchen, as a toilet paper caddy in the bathroom or a small storage option for your makeup on your
You can also use them to store extra blankets and pillows for the living room during the winter. That way, you won't have to root through storage rooms looking for a blanket when the temperature drops.
2. Macramé Wall Hanging
Macramé is enjoying a resurgence as trends shift to boho and eclectic home decor. You can find a number of options from craft stores or make one of your own. Use it as a plant hanger by weaving the leaves through the holes, nail it to the wall for a chic alternative to modern art or better yet, find stools that are made from macramé and place them around your home. You can also use them as decorative placemats on your dining table.
3. Seagrass Planter Cover
You don't have to purchase a super heavy or expensive planter to introduce nature into your home. Seagrass is a plant under the sea which give a very unique texture, durable and light weight. The identity of seagrass is their green natural color which turns to brown over time. Seagrass is very popular because giving a rustic look is caused by interesting shade, knots and texture variations.
4. Woven Placemats
Placemats are available in a range of sizes and shapes, but the plastic variety will do nothing for your natural decor theme. Luckily, you can get the same if not more variety from woven placemats and without compromising the aesthetic you are looking for. Also known as table mats, woven placemats can act as beautiful place settings for beautiful meals. Plus, unlike traditional placemats, these can also protect your expensive dinner table from scratches, spills and heat damage. Choose sets of different colors so you can mix it up.
5. Wooden Plates and Bowls
Wooden dinnerware has a charm that glass or ceramic dishware can never emulate. Even if you choose not to use them as dinnerware, you can always place them around your home to enhance the decor and give it a rustic charm.
What is great about these pieces is that unlike iron, wooden bowls and plates do not rust whether they are exposed to acidic food or left out. Plus, the material is compostable so even if a piece breaks, you can still get a use out of them. Even if you throw them away you can rest easy because wood is biodegradable and will not have an impact on the environment.
6. Rattan Decorative Trays
Serving trays don't have to be boring. Organize your beauty essentials or scented candles in beautifully handcrafted rattan decorative trays instead. These offer a natural backdrop to a range of products that you want to use as decor pieces and can even be used to serve guests.
Rattan trays are available in a range of sizes, colors and shapes so you can be creative with the decor. Choose ones with handles or handle-less trays as per your decor and functional needs.
7. Dried Flowers
If you love fresh flowers in your home, but hate to see them die, give them new life by using them in your home decor. While the flowers are technically dead, they still retain a scent and looks that can leave a pretty and vintage touch in a space.
You have several choices. Leave the dried flowers in the vase with the petal strewn around, pluck off the petals and make them into aromatic potpourri, create a beautiful wreath or press the dried flowers in an art piece and hang it on the wall.
Nature is filled with wonders that can make your house look and feel like a welcoming home. Use the aforementioned natural home decor ideas to reduce your carbon footprint and breathe new life into dull spaces.