Frugal Decorating Tip #2: Bring Nature Indoors
April 20, 2010
One of the most inexpensive ways to add style to your home is with a simple collection from nature, right ? I’m a huge fan of bringing nature inside, and decorating spaces with inexpensive (or free) finds from the great outdoors !
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
Shells on display, sand from a nearby coast, starfish or even sand dollars fashioned into wall hooks – the beach is a great source of inspiration when it comes to decorating your home. Place items inside glass jars and they become instant focal points.
Whether it’s a simple wreath, a bowl of fruit, or topiaries grown indoors, citrus smells amazing, and has plenty of uses in the home.
The lull of trickling water over river stones is one of the most soothing sounds in the universe. It’s no wonder we surround ourselves with this simple element that is undeniably therapeutic.
Succulents are small and hardy enough to last for months with little water. Displayed as a wreath, in compotes, urns or vases, they’re a easy way to bring low maintenance greenery indoors !
Who can ever tire of singular blooms or stems in bud vases ?
And how many other ways are there to bring botanical beauty inside at very little cost ? It can be branches from a blossoming tree, a small indoor herb garden, a bundle of lavender, a sea fan, sand or driftwood from coastal visit, or even a fresh basket of garden tomatoes. Some of my most precious treasures are shells collected from travels, or stones my children find for me on evening walks.
Nature is simply the easiest and most beautiful way to decorate on a budget, don’t you agree ? What’s your favorite natural thing that you collect, or like to bring indoors ?