If you don’t spend much time outside due to extreme weather or health issues, then you might want to make an effort to bring the outdoors into your home so that you can at least get a touch of nature. Read on for some ideas about how to do that.
Start with your lighting. Try to use natural light as much as possible, and make sure that your windows are easy to uncover so that you can let the sunshine in. You could even install a skylight or two for more light. Your home should be bright and airy rather than dark and closed, for this will at least give you the sense of the outdoors.
Bright Colors and Natural Patterns
You could also fill your home with bright colors and natural patterns. Paint at least one room in a color suggestive of nature, a sky blue or forest green perhaps. If you don’t care to paint the whole room, then at least use the color on an accent wall.
Make good use of fabrics in natural patterns, too. You might scatter pillows and throws in floral or leaf prints, for example, or hang up curtains with such designs. Don’t forget to display some nature-related artwork as well. Landscape paintings would be perfect, or your might choose wildlife or floral photographs for something different.
An Indoor Garden
Finally, if you can’t go out into the garden much, bring the garden in to you. Fresh flowers make a wonderful addition to your home, as do green plants. There are even some small trees that do well indoors. You could install a garden window, too, and grow flowers, herbs or radishes. You’ll have the fun of gardening and let more light and sunshine into your home at the same time.
Even if you don’t spend much time outdoors, you can still enjoy nature by trying a few of these ideas in your home.