I love to add natural elements to my decor and there is actually a name for it … biophillic.
Biophillic connects nature with humans. Whether it’s adding a healthy pot plant, eggs displayed in a pottery bowl, feathers, a collection of shells, or a vase of seed pods, it’s an inexpensive way to add interest and nature to your home decoration.
By bringing nature indoors it can actually help to improve your overall health and well-being. Anyone can do this, look around at what you already have in your house and backyard, go for a walk around the neighborhood or local parks and open your eyes to finding interesting shapes and colours.
Nature can help with mental health.
Surrounding yourself in nature can help reduce feelings of stress and improve mental clarity and creativity.
Bring back memories
Pieces of nature can trigger memories of that picnic in the park, bushwalk with friends or just enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful day.
When my son was eleven, we went to Mt Etna, Italy where he picked up a stone from the volcanic rim. He carried it all around Europe for a month, and still has it today and he is now 22 years old.
Think outside the square
Really with a bit of imagination you can easily change up your decor without spending too much money at all. I often have a large bowl of green apples on my dining table, which adds a striking pop of colour.
Think outside the square when planning to display your collections, try using different vessels to display them.
Keep it Simple
If you have any other creative ideas on bringing the outside in, I’d love to hear from you.