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Incorporating a Little More Nature Into Your Interior Design

Incorporating a Little More Nature Into Your Interior Design

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Interior design takes a whole lot of thought and consideration to get right. You may have to trial and error a few different concepts before landing on the right one to suit you, your personality, and your lifestyle. But generally speaking, you want to get things right as early on in the process as possible – this will help you to save money and avoid wasting your hard earned cash on concepts or items that simply don’t fit and have to be reworked! An aesthetic that tends to be taking the world of interior design by storm, and which generally works first time round, is a minimalist, natural look. This is neat and tidy, has a clean finish, and leaves spaces feeling open and fresh. But how can you achieve this? Well, a simple method is to simply incorporate more nature into your home. Bring the outdoors indoors! Here are a few steps that you can take to get started in the right direction!

Natural Light

Let’s start with one of the basics – natural light. Sure, we can light our properties artificially if they are looking a little dark and gloomy during the days. But nothing quite compares to natural light. Not only does it benefit your home’s aesthetic by flooding open spaces with a cool and fresh look, but it’s good for you too! Natural light regulates your body’s circadian rhythms, which ultimately determine your sleep-wake cycle. Making sure that you are exposed to sufficient natural light during the day will help to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and wake the following morning feeling bright, well rested, and ready to go! You can boost natural light in your property by carrying out simple tasks, such as ensuring that blinds are pulled up properly, curtains are drawn properly, and that windows aren’t blocked. If you want to take extra steps, consider having skylights fitted, French or glass sliding doors fitted, or extra windows professionally built in.

Wooden Surfaces

Next, you should opt for more natural materials within your home. Sure, manmade materials are generally cheaper and more easily accessible. But it’s worth going the extra mile for your home design. Wood is a great option and, in aid of reducing deforestation and habitat destruction, you should consider using reclaimed wood like Manomin Resawn Timbers. This will also have a rustic or vintage feel, which works really well! A nice sustainable alternative could also prove to be bamboo!

Houseplants

Add a little greenery to your interiors! Houseplants are aesthetically pleasing and actively improve the air quality in your home. They take in negative substances from the air and leave you breathing easy. Just make sure that any
plants you invest in are non-toxic if you have pets or children in your property.
As you can see, incorporating a little more nature into your home is relatively simple. So, get started today to start seeing and feeling the benefits as soon as possible.

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Cabin Fever! Decorating Your Wooden Home

Cabin Fever! Decorating Your Wooden Home

So, you’ve taken the plunge and have bought a wooden home. The craze for cabins has been all over the place recently, and more and more people are chipping in to purchase one of their very own – either as a permanent residence or as a vacation property. Wooden homes and cabins hold a lot of appeals. They tend to be in remote locations, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by woodland or mountains. Not a bad view to wake up to every morning, then! They are also much sturdier than the majority of people would think, with the latest designs being capable of withstanding even very strong winds. Finally, they are an interior lover’s dream – after all, is there anything more Pinterest-worthy than an adorable, cozy cabin? If you’ve just bagged your own cabin and want to make the best of it (who wouldn’t, really?) here are a few tips on nailing that rustic, chalet-style décor.

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Sofa Coffee Cozy Cake Leather Blanket

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Soft furnishings

The number one rule with log cabin décor is to make anything soft and fluffy your best friend. One of the most desirable things about cabins is that they look warm and welcoming – think back to the recent trend of Danish hygge. Your cabin needs to be cozy, so invest in plenty of rugs, blankets and cushions, so the place doesn’t feel too bare. A sheepskin rug is always a winner in a log home, and don’t be afraid of buying throws and cushions in a mismatch of styles and colors. The haphazard look of clashing prints will make it look as though you have lived there forever, collecting hand-me-down blankets as you go.

Caring for the wood

One thing is for sure about having a log cabin: you need to be prepared to take good care of it. Of course, all homes need a certain level of care, even one made from traditional bricks and mortar. But your log cabin will need specialist care, so it is worth educating yourself about the best exterior wood stain for log homes, among other things. Your wooden walls will be at risk of things like damp or termites, so always make sure your humidity levels in the home are at a reasonable level. If you do need to clean the wooden walls in your home, always patch test with a product first, as some cleaning products could potentially damage your wood.

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Bring the outdoors indoors

Cabin style is all about being close to nature. Hang up beautiful nature paintings, or even your own personal photography of the place you are lucky enough to call home. Don’t bother spending money on fancy ornaments and statues – simply find an unusual looking branch outside, bring it inside and pop it in a quirky vase. It’s super cheap, but sets you on your way to creating that rustic look! Having an abundance of house plants can also help create a cabin wonderland, especially if you use seasonal flowers and leaves.

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