There is so much we can learn from the natural world when it comes to design and the harmonious decorating of our homes. Turning to nature for inspiration as one of the simplest and most informative design guides to follow is a great place to start whenever we are in doubt. In this article, we share a few ideas on how to be inspired by the natural world and use it to help us make more harmonies design decisions for our homes.
The experience of being human is an embodied one: we know the world through our sense. But as our digital and virtual worlds predominantly use only our visual sense, a grounding antidote to the flatness of our digital lives is to engage our other sense whenever possible. The way we design our homes can either help or hinder the process of engaging all of our sense daily.
The growing number of us living in cities and the resulting communal pressure of city life are some of the reasons why so many of us feel a deep longing to reconnect with nature. Stepping out of the digital and virtual and into the real, tangible and natural offers one of the most revitalising elixirs to modern living. For those who experience the longing to feel more connected with the natural world even when indoors, we have put together a few suggestions for how to create a natural home.
Inspired by the idea of a more unique approach to design, guided by how we want a space to make us feel, we’ve put together a few simple tips for how to cultivate a style that feels deeply personal.
There are two ideas that can provide the guiding principles for creating a home that feels authentic. Using these principals can help to empower us to make big decisions like how to design a new home, as well as smaller decisions like whether a piece of furniture or a decorative item is right for us. We present these ideas and share a FREE WORKSHEET that can help you to identify your own guiding principals for decision-making.
With the ILDN All Natural Board Oil, Maple Cutting Board in large and small, Blackline Cutting Board in large, Pallares Solsona Kitchen Knife in small, and Botanical Dyed Linen Tea Towel in Stone.