4 Tips to Make Your Interiors More Organic
Today people want to feel more calm and peaceful in their homes. As a professional Interior Designer in Bergen County, I try to think of inspiring ways to bring more organic elements into my interiors. Here are some of my tips:
#1. Open the Windows and Let in the Light-Nature at its best.
How much or how little you add to your décor, rugged or sophisticated, I find that natural materials can add a certain style to your space and plays a role in how you feel. By selecting furniture, rugs, baskets, lampshades, draperies and other things that are made from natural materials such as wicker, rattan, hemp or jute, the satisfaction with your home increases.
A warm way to add organic materials to your home is by using wood elements. Wood can be used as flooring, ceiling beams, and as furnishings. Reclaimed, re-cyled or re-purposed wood objects help sustain the life-cycle of the trees that are used for the wood and ensure that they don’t just get tossed into the landfill. Conserving the Earth’s precious resources is important to us all. Be careful though. Too many objects in wood may create the wrong effect. Keep it simple and don’t “pile on.”
#3. Natural Materials and Water
Organic sheets and towels are made from natural materials like hemp or bamboo. They retain their softness no matter how many times they are washed.
Natural stone has so many uses from fireplace walls to countertops. A feature wall made from stone can be fashioned into a zen-like waterfall feature. If that is too much for you, a smaller stone fountain that sits on a table top can be a centerpiece, burbling with water sounds that creates a spa-like mood.
Using sea shells, rocks, jars of beach sand, bleached driftwood and other natural items as accessories gives them a new purpose and creates a distinctive look.
#4. Green Living
Flowers, potted plants and succulents cheer up a room while adding oxygen and using up carbon dioxide. They remove the toxins from the environment.
Indoor herb gardens are becoming very popular especially in new kitchen design. A garden wall is another way to introduce greenery into the home.
Adding more natural light to a space makes the colors of the room come alive and give the occupant an inspired feeling of well-being.
Greens, blues and yellows are all nature’s colors and give you that feeling of bringing the outside in.