Bringing the outdoors inside is not a new concept in interior design, but the recent resurgence of this beautiful trend has brought with it some stunningly lovely, creative, and even quirky innovations on this earthy classic. In this week’s furniture blog, we’re focusing on classic examples and new twists on incorporating the outdoors into your home staging, furniture rental and interior design.
While photos of outdoor scenes can be inspiring, home stagers and interior designers are playing with close-ups to make the outdoor experience more present in a room. Photos of natural patterns or shapes such as bark, moss, or leaf macros, framed simply, can add both earthiness and contemporary simplicity to a decor.
Rather than accent your furniture rental pieces with a few plants here and there, try turning your living room or sunroom into a garden, with many hanging and potted plants. With a little planning, this can make a bold and artistic statement.
Decorating with Non-Traditional Plants
While potted plants are a household standard, people with a more contemporary style are finding grass, cacti, bamboo, or moss to be a nice alternative to the status quo. These can be potted or incorporated into wall installations or other furniture.
Repurposing Old Furniture
After arranging for furniture rental, you may be wondering what to do with that old dresser or side-table. Why not turn it into a planter? While this may take a little DIY magic, add a few photos or traditional knick-knacks and this piece can be a real showstopper.
A Natural Color Palette
If you are feeling less adventurous, but still want to bring the freshness of the outdoors into your decor, try using colors from nature, such as rich greens, with wall paint or even furniture rental pieces, such as our sage dining chairs.
Another approach is to choose furniture rental pieces that mimic outdoor textures, such as the tree-inspired Libby Walnut Accent table or the grass-like Capri Liaison Green Area Rug.
You can take a walk through many of these concepts and ideas on our Pinterest site, Natural Instincts. There you’ll find plenty of ideas to inspire your inner designer.