Everywhere you look, the outdoors and nature play a major part in our well being and our state of mind when inside our home. Natural elements such as sights, sound, and even textures and patterns are simple and effective ways to make your bedroom a sanctuary. Bringing the outdoors into your bedroom can be literal or it can be symbolic in nature.
Here are tips to make your bedroom come alive with outdoor elements and to design a retreat that is relaxing at the end of the day.
- Bringing colors of nature: The number one reason why we enjoy certain colors around us is the ability to relate them to our natural environment. Spa-inspired colors are a perfect example. Calming blues remind us of the water and sky, while greens and browns connect us with plants and living things. Bring color into your bedroom with natural colors for your bedding and accent pillows and rug. Natural materials like seagrass, straw, wood, and rocks can compliment any bedroom in decorative pieces on your armoire, side table or walls.
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- Repurposed materials come alive: With the recent onset of repurposed materials making headlines in home decor, the bedroom is the perfect place to showcase outdoor elements. Weathered wood headboards, oxidized metal wall panels and distressed furniture can give the look of exposed nature in your bedroom. There are easy DIY projects that allow you to take furniture and distress it to give it a natural feel, or you can purchase furniture already weathered and worn. Either way, bringing the outdoors into your bedroom can be easier than you thought.
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Enliven your room with the use of natural products and colors. If you live in a geographic area that has beautiful views, bring in elements from the outdoors to blur the separation between indoors and out. Beach elements, rustic decor in the mountains or tropical plants from the outdoors can make your bedroom feel one with nature. Embrace the outdoors inside your relaxing bedroom.
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