Our hearts belong in nature. Ever since we have lived enclosed by four walls and a roof, bringing the outside inside has been an ambition that home decorators have strived for. Imbibing an ‘Earthy’ vibe in one’s house can be done in many ways. It can have modern and sleek design elements or can be rustic and bohemian or minimalist.
While any style can be used, the goal of creating a harmonious environment is the same. Bringing natural elements to our home décor creates warmth as well as freshness in the space.
To help you with recreating the earthy look with your unique personality, we have enlisted a few ideas to inspire you.
1. All the vases possible
One of the easiest methods to bring the natural vibe in is earthen pots and vases. They can be from local vendors and artisans to promote local businesses. The earthen vases bring instant warmth inside the space.
A rule of three with varying heights could be used to arrange them on the mantelpiece or a cabinet.
2. Neutrals are the way to go
The colours of the walls and furnishings set the mood for the space. Neutrals and earth tones give the space a natural aesthetic. From beige to terracotta, there are many options to choose from.
If painting your room is not in the cards, using art, cushions and furniture that boast natural colours can be the way to go!
3. Gold is found in nature
If an all-neutral look for the living room is not of your taste, balance glam and nature. Accents of bronze and gold with the earthen tones.
Lamps or finishes of cabinets and furniture and accent decorations can be gold or bronze or any other metal. This will instantly create contrast, glam the room and highlight the earthy tones in the room.
4. Layer them rugs
Rugs and carpets help ground the living room. Apart from providing a base colour scheme of the room, the tactility and texture give an extra element to the room.
One layer over the other can be of contrasting schemes or be many monochrome rugs one over the other. Woven rugs are a good option for this.
5. Plants all around
One of the most important elements in incorporating an earthy style into your living room is plants. The scale of how many plants can be based on your unique personality and space constraints.
From accent house plants to recreating the outside garden inside, it all depends on you. At the end of the day, one can never have too many plants!
6. Paper-cane is in
The sustainable implications of having furniture made from natural materials are plentiful. At the same time, paper cane, bamboo and woven chairs and accent furniture add an element of interest to your living room.
It doesn’t have to be too expensive but smart and well thought out. These furniture pieces have always existed in Indian homes and now need to be highlighted.
7. Hand sewn baskets and placemats
An art installation on the walls will fill your space with character and add intrigue and depth. handwoven shallow baskets and placemats can be used and arranged to create interesting compositions on the wall.
8. Grey is the new brown
Don’t mistake neutrals for all browns and beiges. Greys and greens are ideal for the natural look too. While greys and black and white give the space a minimalist vibe, greens and emeralds are the perfect accent pop of colour to brighten your space.
9. Nature now has concrete
While it can be said that nothing about concrete is natural, the colours and textures of concrete give the space a raw, unfiltered and natural feel. The aim of creating any living space must be imbibing a sense of home.
Concrete can be hard and cold but when paired with the right elements can bring warmth to your space. Consider accent decorations and side lamps of cement concrete
10. Natural patterns
Wallpaper is a great way to create an instant impact on the space. They can range from small natural textural wallpapers to large natural prints of plants. Creating an accent wall with wallpaper can also be a great way to bring colour into your space.
If the wallpaper is a costly approach, using patterned cushions and accessories can be used.