With the rapidly changing economy all over the world, it is a luxury to be with nature. Very few people have open gardens and lawns, where they can grow various plants and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. More and more people are moving into apartments and using realistic faux plants and trees to retain that natural feel.
Give Your Home That Natural Feeling with Faux Plants and Trees
Why should we bring in nature into the homes?
If you are one of those, then you have to look for ways to bring in the natural looks. It’s important to do so, because its nature alone which can heal you and reduce your stress. It can also work wonders for your memory by enhancing your retention powers. Plants nurture you and help you grow happily. As they grow, you also get more energy and hope.
How can we bring in nature into the homes?
There are a lot of ways to bring that natural look and feel into your home. It can be done with real plants and flowers or even, faux plants and trees! Continue reading and you'll learn some fun decor hacks!
The simplest and most common way to bring in nature into the house is by placing several planters around with plants, herbs or flowers. You can choose the size, shape, and color of these planters. Select various materials like ceramic, terracotta, pure baked mud etc; textures like smooth, striped, rugged, bubbles; and shapes like round, oval, boat-shaped, square etc.
Have a combination of real and faux plants and trees in these planters. You can have a variety of tropical silk plants, artificial fiddle leaf fig tree, bay leaf topiary, etc. These are available in many colors and sizes. Choose the ones you like and that will fit in your space. Artificial fruit trees are fun in places that they can't be grown as well!
Sometimes placing planters is not possible for various reasons, like lack of space. If you face the same issue, then go for smaller arrangements. Try placing bouquets, garlands and center pieces on the sideboards or center tables, etc. You can also place seasonal arrangements as per the weather in your area. For special occasions and festivals at home, you can get occasion arrangements done specially for you. Changing these arrangements for various occasions will bring in variety and remove the monotony of seeing the same arrangement daily.
This is a good idea if you have space in any balcony or terrace. Select a corner and get in rocks, stones, and pebbles to create a rockery. Put some faux plants and trees in between. Go for some beautiful and durable landscaping here. Highlight the area with clever lighting.
You may lack floor space at home. There may also be issues of cleaning and maintaining the floors if you place floor planters. Your solution may be to hang the plants in baskets or other hanging planters. This can be done in the kitchen, bathrooms, balconies, and terraces. Hang some creepers and ferns from the window pelmets or curtain rods. You can even hang them from the top of the highest shelf in the kitchen, living room, bathroom or any other room you want.
Landscaping a part of the home is also a good way of bringing in nature and rugged looks to your home. Select any corner or wall area and try out the various interior landscaping ideas available today. Bring out your personality and character while highlighting it through landscaping ideas.
When you bring nature into your home, you also need to bring in some connection with the fauna. Place some bird feeders on the parapets of the terrace or balcony. If you have created a rockery somewhere, place the bird feeder there too. Hang some nests made out of natural materials to attract birds to your house. They also love to sit on wind chimes, hang these and hear the sweet tinkle of the bells while the birds chirp in the early morning and evenings when all else is quiet. You could also build a tree house in some corner, if you have space and let your children enjoy it.
If you want that natural look at home, why not make seating arrangements to connect with the outdoors too? Keep tree stumps of various sizes as stools in the garden or other outdoor seating areas. Use high tree stumps for bar stools. Hang a hammock, or two, under outdoor artificial trees like the date palms or the mighty coconut tree. Relax here on a lazy holiday and enjoy the nature that you have created around you.
Look for some wall art with hanging creepers or wooden panels to accent that natural look. Hang some lamps with raw wooden lampshades. Wooden frames for photos also are a great way to bring in a touch of the outdoors.
Think about natural wooden counter or table tops. You could try buying sofas or beds with that wooded look and finish. Create storage spaces to fix in open shelves with natural wood too. Place a couple of planters with beautiful and bright plants and you are done.
Floors & Ceilings
Have a skylight in the ceiling to bring in maximum sunlight. This is ideal for the central part of the house. Go in for natural colors on floors whether it is rugs, carpets, or flooring. Choose your tiles accordingly. You can even fix wooden flooring in your bedroom. It looks classy, elegant, and expensive at the same time.
Decorate all these areas of your home with natural looks:
- The entrance
- Reading Nooks
- The Bar at Home
- Balconies & Terraces
- Bathrooms, kitchen, living room, bedrooms etc.
Be one with nature. Enjoy the environment and feel of a natural experience. Sit in your created natural spaces; listen to chirping birds coming in to eat and enjoy the natural feel of your family home.