Indoor decor ideas inspired by nature and the great outdoors
By Amy Wright | Sep 8, 2021
We all know the benefits of spending time in nature. But if you’re a city dweller or simply prefer spending time indoors, the next best thing is to create an outdoor oasis in your own home through nature-inspired decor that is calming, refreshing, and virtually breathes with life.
Natural decor, also known as green decor, is huge in trending wall art in 2021, and it’s easy to get in on the action with some simple design tips that will transform your home into a mini nature retreat.
Plan your spaces around open windows and sunlight
Sunlight is intensely nourishing to our souls, so throw your windows open to invite this natural refresher into your home. If your home doesn’t have large windows, or better yet, a dedicated sunroom, you can still look for ways to enjoy a warm beam of sunlight. Try positioning a lounge chair in front of whatever window space you have. Or, if you live in an apartment, make your balcony space as cozy as possible with a table, chair, and some potted plants.
Breathe life into your home with plants
It’s easy to bring some of the serenity of a garden into your home with some well-chosen plants and greenery. Living plants help filter the air, so they not only look fantastic, they also improve the overall quality of your living space.
If you’d rather not take on the burden of regular watering and pruning, artificial plants can give you the natural look you want without any of the caretaking. Another awesome natural wall art technique is to buy plant and nature photography prints and use it to create a stunning green, nature-inspired accent wall.
Paint your walls with earthy, neutral color palettes
An easy and effective way to create a calm, serene, nature-inspired atmosphere in your home is with colors pulled straight from the earth’s palette. Start by thinking about your favorite natural getaways, from lush green forests to breezy, sandy beaches, and then pick colors that evoke those spaces, whether it’s vibrant greens, rich browns, sky blues, or warm beiges.
Add visual interest with items culled from nature
There’s nothing quite like found objects from nature to evoke the wildness of the great outdoors. Large crystals and gems come in a wide range of colors and vibrate with natural energy, you can also print stunning photos of agate gems to add nature's complexity and interest to your walls. Pinecones, seashells, pieces of driftwood, and jars of sand and sea glass look great scattered on mantles and end tables.
Mount gorgeous framed prints of nature photography
Modern plant photography is everywhere, so you’re spoiled for choice when picking a stunning photo print. Some of our absolute favorite pieces of botanical photography were snapped by Kirstin Graham: a desert sunset, the elegant lines etched in a leaf, a pristine blue wave lapping at a pale shore. You can check out the entire designer collection of modern plant and nature photography here.
Adorn your walls with floral and botanical art
Another incredible way to bring the wonder of the outdoors inside your home is with framed canvas art.
Bring your rooms to life with colorful floral and botanical wall art. Whether it’s a dreamy, hand-drawn watercolor of a peony or an exotic, vintage-style botanical illustration in stately black and white, nature canvas art is a wonderful way to evoke the beauty and peace of plant life in your home. Mount a single large wall art piece for a dramatic focal point or hang several smaller canvases for a garden-like effect.
Choose from dozens of pieces of unique and captivating floral art in our collection.
Find nature wall art and nature canvas art for your home
Are you ready to throw your windows open and bring the great outdoors into your home?
Start by checking out our canvas prints, framed prints, and photo prints of the natural world in all its glory for inspiration. Or upload your own photos and art for a custom print. The sky's the limit!