Mother Earth has shifted gear and we need to adapt. The age of excess and overconsumption is moving over to embrace a more earthy aesthetic. Natural textures and upcycled materials are rapidly becoming a design trend unto their own as we all seek to achieve an eco-friendlier future. Builders, interior designers and renovators are increasingly sourcing more robust and sustainable choices to accommodate this shift of priorities. We’ve got plenty of natural and upcycled design ideas to bring the earthy look into your interiors.
- Embrace a neutral palette
- Select sustainable and recycled materials
- Amplify natural stone and timber floors
- Upcycle old piece of furniture or vintage finds
- Incorporate plenty of indoor plants
One of the reasons why we love the natural look so much is our innate connection with the outdoors. Mother Nature is filled with shades of forest green, sky blue and soothing hues of snow white, timber, mushroom and earth. The colour scheme of your interior has an incredible impact on your mood and the ambience.
You don’t have to paint, however, to get the natural look. Accessories like cushions, throws, artworks and lampshades in vanilla, caramel and beige can create the natural effect instantly, while leafy green prints, animals and ocean scenes also have an earthy effect.
Wherever possible, go for recycled or reclaimed timbers, which are incredibly robust and obviously eco-friendlier. The Industrial range is one of our favourite collections and boasts a reclaimed textured grain. It’s environmentally friendly as it’s made from recycled timber, yet it’s also stylish and still has a natural vibe. It can fit in almost any interior.”
Upcycling is a trend that’s truly gained momentum in recent years, as it’s part of the natural movement. In a nutshell, it means taking an old piece of furniture or vintage find and giving it a new lease of life. Consider, for instance, sanding back some old chairs and repainting them in a new shade. Or give your coffee table a facelift with a vibrant tiled mosaic. The opportunities for reinventing furniture and décor are endless for those who love a good crafting project.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
A key component of the natural trend is the need for plenty of natural light. Open-plan designs with tall windows and glass doors framing the trees and sky beyond help to harness the one-with-nature atmosphere. Or use sheer curtains to create privacy without blocking the light. Tie your spaces together with plenty of indoor plants to really bring the outdoors inside.
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We’ve got plenty of natural and reclaimed furniture and décor online for you to get the earthy aesthetic. Shop online now!