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Materially: 4 Simple Ways to Bring the Outdoors into Your Home

4 Simple Ways to Bring the Outdoors into Your Home

Turn your home into the perfect indoor oasis!

We spend a lot of time indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the beauty of the great outdoors in the comfort of our homes. Incorporating a hint of nature into our lives is an easy yet invigorating way to breathe new life into your space – and it’s shown to help boost your mood and overall productivity too.

Let’s take a look at how you can do so.

1. Create a plant feature wall

Why not create your own haven of greenery with a unique plant wall - one that doubles up as an eye-catching focal point? 

Materially Ferns & PhilosProduct merchant: Ferns & Philo

No green fingers? No problem. If real plants are just too much of a commitment for you, there are plenty of faux options that look just as great, sans the upkeep. And if you need a bit of help to put it together, leave it to our good friends at Ferns & Philo to take the decorating reins. Besides specialising in artificial green wall designs and installations, they also offer styling services to help you craft a swoon-worthy home that will make your guests literally green with envy.

2. Paint your walls in nature-inspired shades

Materially DuluxProduct merchant: Dulux

There’s nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint to liven up your palette. Aside from the usual shades of green, you can also opt for an earthy colour scheme to evoke an au naturel ambience – think fresh, nautical hues of blues and creams like Gush’s Cloud for a cool coastal vibe, or calm muted tones of whites, beiges and greys like Dulux’s White Tide to balance out the look.

3. Consider nature-inspired materials

Add outdoor cues into your interior with the use of materials and finishes inspired by Mother Nature, such as wood, wicker, rattan and wood. From wall coverings to flooring designs, these nature-inspired materials work wonders in making your space look more rustic, cosy and organic. They often come in varying textures and patterns, which bring an added layer of depth and dimension to the entire scheme.

Chroma Living - MateriallyProduct merchant: Chroma Living

Go for a warm underfoot such as the Luxury Vinyl Click series from Xing Floors, which offers a selection of unique grain patterns to impart the raw beauty of real wood. Or if you prefer a more ornamental touch, we recommend the Premier Fluted Panel series from Chroma Living for a luxe, resort-style appeal.

4. Choose sheer curtains or blinds to maximise natural light

One of the key elements of a nature-inspired abode is to welcome in an abundance of natural light to complement the greenery all around. A light-filled home provides the ideal environment for indoor houseplants to grow and thrive, and adds to the bright and airy feel associated with outdoor spaces as well.

End Curtain - MateriallyProduct merchant: END Curtain

You can choose to leave your windows open to let in more light, but if privacy is an issue, then you can consider making use of sheer curtains or blinds to diffuse natural light. A well-designed blind like the Venetian Blinds series from END Curtain makes for a versatile solution to control light and maintain a sense of security, while providing that perfect finishing touch to enhance your living space.

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Feeling inspired to create your own zen retreat? Discover our selection of over 300 material choices to help you bring your nature-inspired home to life! To get first dibs for your next makeover, click here to receive 10 FREE material samples, delivered all the way to your doorstep!

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