Many of the designers whose works we feature on our site were directly inspired by nature. German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet, for example, is famous for finding a way to bend wood to be used in the design of his chairs. Other designers such as Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen were also inspired by nature in their designs. If you are someone who desires to merge nature with the decor of your home, here are a few ways you can accomplish this.
- More wood: Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.” This is why it is hard to imagine any home devoid of this oldest of building materials that is both alive and static at the same time. Nene LG Stacking Wood Side Chair by Midj is one of the many examples of objects fashioned out of wood that can add a more naturalist look to your home.
- Add growing things: Flowers and potted plants can add beauty and nature to any home. They can be easily placed on dining rooms tables, coffee side tables or front foyer tables for guests to enjoy. Additionally, there are many low maintenance plants – such as cactus, Philodendrons, Bromeliads, etc – that can adorn your house but which do not require too much upkeep.
- Rocks and gems: Minerals can be fascinating centerpieces. Gems like amethyst crystal can add character to otherwise ordinary looking tables and counters.
- Pictures of nature: Just as designers have long sought to capture the essence of nature in their works so too have painters. Try utilizing the space above your fireplace, headboard, etc., for your favorite paintings of nature.
- Natural sunlight: A completely free natural design element is the sun. Natural daylight can bring any room to life. In summer, use white curtains in order to diffuse and soften the light entering your home.
In short, naturalistic materials are not that expensive and can easily be added to your home. It takes just a little bit of creativity and the desire to connect with nature. Bauhaus2YourHouse has many furnishings that were designed by artists who appreciated natural things. We also have other schools of design such as Modern classic furniture that will look equally good in your home.