Decorating your home with natural elements is easy, stylish, and sustainable. Biologically inspired or sourced pieces are a major recent trend, so your space will fit right in with the zeitgeist if you put a few of these ideas into action.
Decorating with Sea Shells
There are a ton of ways to decorate with the natural gifts from the sea. If you have an abundance of sea shells collected, put them to good use in your home! Pair them with other naturally toned objects to accentuate the sensation of organic life.
1. Sea Shell Filled Jars
Fill jars with seashells and place them around your home. Jars of all shapes and sizes are perfect to hold shells. These will be an effortless and natural way to decorate. Alternatively, use a big hurricane jar and fill the bottom with shells. In the middle, place a candle. This will be sure to be a conversation piece in your home.
2. Sea Shell Gallery Wall
Shells can easily allow you to create hangable art that can contribute to or make up a gallery wall. Use hot glue to artfully adhere shells to the back of the frame, which you can leave as it is or cover with a fabric of your choice. Then, frame the arrangements of shells you’ve put together and frame them. Hang them in an arrangement of your choosing on the wall to create a natural and beautiful gallery wall.
You can achieve a similar look and feel by stringing seashells on lines like beads, then hanging them against a wall or in doorways.
3. Sea Shell Mirror
If you have a bland old mirror that you’re looking to spruce up, sea shells are an easy way to do just that. Simply hot glue sea shells around the mirror fram so that it’s completely covered with shells, slightly overlapping them. This will make for not only a conversation piece in your home, but is also a nice upgrade to a functional item in your home.
4. Sea Shell Bookends
If you have large shells, consider using them as bookends on your shelf or bookcase. Even if you don’t have two shells that completely match, this will work to create a coastal and modern look on your shelf while simultaneously incorporating nature.
Decorating with Flowers
Flowers are another nice natural element that can be used in decorating your home in an abundance of ways.
5. Pressed Flower Luminaries
This decoration is elegant and can be made on the cheap, which is a win-win. Use wax paper and pressed wildflowers to create the luminaries. Cluster the flowers in groups on the luminaries and use Mod Podge to adhere them to the wax paper. These are great to put by a window that gets an abundance of sunlight or to use with a battery operated tea-light to create a wonderful ambiance within your home.
6. Pressed Flower Accent Tray
Take an old, drab accent tray and turn it into a beautiful piece of decor that celebrates and accentuates nature within your home. Similar to the luminary project, use Mod Podge to adhere pressed flowers or individual petals to the tray. Once it dries, you’ll have a colorful and fun tray to add to a coffee table or counter.
Decorating with Greenery
Leaves and outdoor greenery can also make for great home decor.
7. Leaves in Vases
If you’re looking for a unique table centerpiece that celebrates nature, gather large green leaves in different shapes and textures. Take cylindrical vases in different sizes and put an inch or so of water in the bottom of each. Wrap one leaf in each vase so it’s on display and arrange the vases in the middle of the table. This makes for interesting decor that brings “going green” to a whole new level.
8. Planted Herbs
If you have a blank wall that receives an abundance of sunlight, this could be the perfect spot to add some nature that does double duty. Not only does a wall that houses herb plants act as a functional spot to grow and, eventually, harvest fresh herbs, but it also acts as a decorative accent. Hang decorative boxes or even smaller, painted cans on the wall and plant herbs such as thyme, sage, and rosemary in each of them. It’s as simple as that! This wall will bring so much joy to your home as well as a big burst of color.
Adding natural elements to home decor is definitely a big trend of 2020, and these small yet impactful ideas allow you to get in on the latest in interior design.