Finding Inspiration for a Nature-Themed Room: Simple Ideas
A nature-themed room incorporates a nature-inspired color palette (browns, greys, beige, white, blue and green) with textures like leather, wood, jute and rattan. Just like the actual outdoors, it also knows the power of balance. Outdoors: For every thicket of trees, there’s a vast blue sky, for every early-morning sunrise there’s an all-encompassing night, and for every colorful flower, leaf, and bush, there’s a warm and grounding root. Play with colors and textures, but remember the power of balance. The goal in creating a nature-inspired room is a simple one: Keep it simple!
Creating a Forest Themed Room
Picture a forest: see the tall, brown trees; the tan-colored floor accentuated with pops of green bushes; the light-colored ceiling and the walls of beautiful flocks of birds, climbing flowers and streams of sunlight. This is your prototype; on a tan rug, build up with brown wood furniture and top off with green ottomans/poufs, blue chandeliers or hanging planters and colorful wall decor/art/decals. All told, if you want an intensely forest themed room, you're best off creating a mood board filled with images of actual forests, rather than interior designs!
Creating a Forest Themed Living Room
Since a living room is the most-often occupied on a daily basis and is where guests will congregate, you'll want to make sure the aesthetic is livable and comfortable. Instead of a delicate light brown rug to match the nuanced shade of forest dirt, go darker, so that you'll have to worry less about actual dirt being tracked in and staining the look. (Darker doesn't mean less forest-like – the colors and shades of dirt vary from green-brown to red-brown and light brown to dark brown, depending on the unique ecosystem!) A brown sofa also adds warmth and hypes up the forest theme, while also being great at hiding smudges and stains. Contrast with forest green pillows, deer or bird wall art and a pale blue accent wall (to represent a forest body of water).
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