5 Stunning ‘Back to Nature’ looks
It’s that time of the year and as you’re enjoying your holiday, it’s time to take a breather and relax from the hustle and bustle of the previous months. And if you’re looking to redecorate, why not bring that same mindset to your living space?
Bringing the beauty of nature indoors has been one of the biggest trends of 2022 so far, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down in 2023. Apart from being fashionable, it’s also a proven way to bring more calm and contentment into your life, transforming your home into a haven of stillness and peace. So if you’re looking to get back to nature, here’s how you can make a start with a few simple rolls of wallpaper.
From dreamy forests to exotic jungles, there’s no better way to make a statement than with a mural – and no better way to feel closer to nature without taking a step outside your home. Using a mural on one or more walls in a room can help give you the feeling of being surrounded by nature, and can help you relax and destress at the same time.
Whether you prefer flowers or leaves, botanicals can help add life and visual interest to a room. If you love plants but always forget to water them, botanicals can help you achieve the same natural effect. Choose from a huge range of florals and other natural designs, and keep your home looking fresh all year round.
3. Animals & Birds
Usually animals are a natural choice for children’s rooms, but there’s just as much variety for adult spaces as well. Sophisticated, striking animal and bird designs have become a popular trend for bedrooms and bathrooms, and add some magic and whimsy to a space. From birds and bees to domestic pets or wild creatures, there’s an entire animal kingdom of inspiration to draw from.
If you want to completely immerse yourself in nature, try a jungle theme that puts you right in the thick of it. Jungle scenes can create a striking visual impact too, particularly when used on a feature wall or the ceiling. If you do choose a jungle pattern however, stick to a single wall rather than all four, as with densely patterned wallpaper, a little goes a long way.
5. Natural Finishes
If you love the idea of a finish like grass, cork, wood or stone in your home, wallpaper can help create an instant natural effect:
- Grasscloth: Give your space a sense of calm and comfort with environmentally sustainable wallpaper crafted from materials like jute, reeds, seagrass and more. It’s not just calming, it helps to control your home’s interior environment too.
- Wood: Choose from light or dark wood effect wallpaper with a matte or embossed finish, and give your home a cosy rustic feel. Now even if you live in the middle of the city, you can come home to your own country cabin.
- Stone: Create a realistic stone effect in your home with marble, concrete or terrazzo wallpaper choices. Tinted in a variety of colours and giving an authentic look and feel, it’s all of the sophistication with none of the fuss.
Bringing natural décor home
If you want to extend the natural theme further than simply wallpaper, there are numerous other décor choices you can make throughout your home.
Plants: If you love gardening and have a knack for keeping plants blooming, there are plenty of ways to create visual interest with plants. Arrange small succulents on floating shelves, fill your kitchen window sill with herbs in pots, or add height with tall leafy plants. Keep your greenery well looked-after, and create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
Colour schemes: Neutrals and other colours found in nature are perfect for creating a soothing living space. Start with one colour tone as a base, such as white, beige or light blue, and add contrasting elements in different browns, greens, and creams for a look that’s restful for mind, body and soul.
Furniture: Simple, clean lines in natural finishes like wood and modern cane or wicker can help create a natural air of authenticity throughout your home. Choose pieces that are handmade and finished with care, and enjoy an air of quiet calm throughout your living space.
Textures: Rope, sisal, hemp, rattan – natural textures can help add visual interest and make an impact too. Neutral colour schemes are the perfect backdrop for an array of textures, giving you the freedom to choose pieces like faux fur throws, chunky woven fabrics, textural cushions, thick, cosy throws and blankets, and woven mats and baskets.
Sustainability: If you’re going to live naturally, why not live green at the same time and help contribute to sustainability? Repurposed wood and reclaimed elements from other projects can be given new life with a little ingenuity, and it’s always best to buy local whenever you can. Or decorate your home with sustainable wallpaper, like the EcoTechWall Tierra collection. Fully natural and biodegradable, it’s made from regenerated corn that’s tear-resistant, durable and washable too, and it comes in a variety of gorgeous patterns and colours.
Want to give your home a natural look for the year head? Simply browse our selection online, or try our 20-minute free online consultation, and let’s work together to transform your home into a sanctuary of calm, the natural way.