Are you more of the outdoorsy type? Do you love taking hikes and experiencing the fresh air, plants, and flowing rivers and streams? Sometimes, living in a house like a civilized person can take a toll on the natural adventurer in you. Don’t let the rigid characteristics of spending time indoors get you down. For those days when you can’t go out, create a scene in your own home that is reminiscent of the great outdoors. There are a few ways you can accomplish this feeling. Adding potted plants, accenting your windows, and installing an indoor water feature are all great ways of easing that trapped feeling.
Plants and Greenery
One of the best things you can do to improve the feeling of an indoor space and evoke that natural outdoor feeling is by adding potted plants to your décor. The plants will immediately remind you of being out in the elements. The colors and shapes will create a brand new look in your home, and the natural scents and aromas will alleviate the need for using air fresheners. Your house will smell like the fresh outdoors. If you can, choose plants that remind you of some of your favorite outdoor places. If you are a busy person, but still would like some greenery in your space, opt for plants that are a bit more independent. There are several types of plant that require less watering and attention; those might be best for you. A little bit of life in your windows can make all the difference.
Accent the Windows
Placing plants and flowers in your windows isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of natural sunlight. Take full advantage of your windows. A big mistake that people make when they are decorating the inside of their home is blocking their windows. Placing furniture in front of your windows can be a big problem. Be sure to place your furniture in places that won’t interfere with the sunlight, and access to your windows. You may also want to consider options other than mini blinds and shades. If you want to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, consider using sheer fabric instead of thick, heavy material for curtains. The light and air will flow much smoother.
Install a Water Wall
Allowing the light and air in isn’t the only way to experience a natural flow in your home. One of the worst things about spending time indoors is the lack of flowing water (excluding indoor plumbing). A long day inside can leave you longing for a relaxing evening next to a steady stream. Installing a water wall or indoor fountain is the perfect way to create that effect in your own home. The steady sounds will calm and relax you, and provide white noise, which helps people concentrate and sleep. Making this choice is probably the most effective way of bring the outdoors in your own home.
Living life inside doesn’t have to be miserable. When the weather is too bad, or you have tasks to accomplish indoors, you can still feel the effects of the great outdoors. Greenery, access to windows, and well-placed water feature can transport you to your own oasis.