This week I am pleased to feature a guest post written by Jessica Phan from the Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Company. Balsam Hill features high-end artificial Christmas trees that are highly realistic. Enjoy Jessica’s post about using nature in your home decor. The tips are perfect for the fall….
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area has exposed me to a wide range of design possibilities. I’ve learned to blend the elements of nature with the metropolitan design of the city to turn living spaces into balanced spaces. I’m here to show you a few inspiring ways to incorporate nature into your home décor.
Rooms come alive and receive a splash of color with nature-inspired wall décor. It’s an innovative way to create custom pieces and allows you to make full use of your living space. For a personalized twist, use small, distinct pots from your favorite thrift or vintage store. Playing up the differences between the pots is a great way to create a truly unique wall décor.
Nature-Themed Vase Arrangements
Shift from traditional flower arrangements by placing dried twigs and branches into a tall clear vase filled with colorful pebbles. This is a good way to bring the aura of the fall season into your home décor. Use twigs of varying lengths to create the illusion of a tree in fall. You can also incorporate a selection of dried and fresh leaves for an interesting interplay of colors and textures.
Inspired by the Sea
Bring a touch of the ocean into your home with a gentle scattering of seashells on tabletops or mantels. To make it even more unique, place scented teacup candles in the middle of each shell and light them for a hint of fragrance. Polished seashells not only make great candle holders, they also create charming points of interest.
For an added oceanic element, fill bottles and jars with soft-grained sand and top them off with a selection of shoreline flora, small seashells, or colorful pebbles or beach glass. Place these atop windowsills and allow the sunlight to reflect off the bottles, creating soft rainbows and shadows throughout the room. Using bottles in different shapes and colors is a great way to introduce sunlight into your nature-themed décor.
A well-placed wooden tabletop made of discarded tree stumps, or dining room chairs carved from soft-grained wood, are easy ways to bring the outdoors into your living spaces. Blending wooden elements with contemporary or urban design creates a more comfortable living space.
Keep Things Fresh
Brighten your home with the fresh colors of nature with leaf-themed glass arrangements. Fill clear glasses with water and place a collection of interesting shaped leaves softly woven together. This allows you to use fresh flora without having to take care of potted plants.
These ideas are inexpensive, with most of the elements easily found in your garden or in thrift stores. Have fun experimenting with décor ideas and let us know which nature-inspired designs you like!
Jessica Phan is a designer for Balsamhill.com a purveyor of high-end artificial Christmas Trees. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is perfect for her because she has a wide range of interests, including Art & Design, Fashion, Photography, Painting and Thrift Store Shopping.