If nature is relaxing, but it isn’t always feasible to go for a long walk in the woods, why not bring the outdoors inside?
Create visual interest, a casual vibe, and perhaps even help yourself de-stress by just introducing bits of the outdoors to a room of your home. Consider setting up wicker furniture and outdoor lanterns in a living area instead of a back porch for a laid back arrangement you can enjoy, rain or shine.
Flooring that could just as easily be seen in a courtyard or garden can be brought indoors and accompanied by colors of the sea, favorite flowers, and greenery.
Driftwood and a vase full of fresh flowers can bring the outdoors in without making a tremendous financial commitment to remodeling or a major change or to the room.
Start small, with decorations that resemble tree branches, like a bookshelf.
Wood accents, grass-like throws, and a porch swing indoors will soothe the tensions of the day away.
A rug that resembles grass, a few floral accents, and an otherwise soft, neutral palette may evoke the feel of a spring morning, especially when housed in a room with several large windows.
Using wood, plants, and shades and patterns that mimic a favorite outdoor spot can create a relaxing area in the home, even when the weather (or timing) isn’t ideal for visiting the real thing.