Editor’s note: There's something absolutely remarkable about the outdoors that can ignite the feelings of tranquility and stillness we often crave. John Muir said it best: "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." We love highlighting Nature's beauty in our homes, mimicking a similar peacefulness created by earthy, eclectic pieces. Kristan Allen, wife, mother, and creator of designs with a vintage-modern mix on Farmhouse Redefined, shares simple ways to bring the beauty of nature into your home for a refreshing start to 2018.
Does anyone else get extraordinarily excited at the promise a new year brings? I always feel energized at the chance to reset and start with a clean slate…especially when it comes to home décor! After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I find myself craving fresh, simplistic décor. And what better way to channel fresh and simplistic than by taking cues from nature?
From soothing color palettes to varying textures, Mother Nature offers a wealth of design inspiration that can work well in any room of your home. And it’s easy to add a touch of nature to freshen up an existing space. To celebrate the New Year and a fresh start, I’m rounding up some of my favorite nature-inspired décor from Wisteria!
I love the natural beauty of wood tones…they instantly add warmth and dimension to a space. For a quick and easy update, try Wisteria’s Aged Wooden Pot. It comes in different shapes and sizes and can be used as a standalone accent or as a vase. Here on my living room built-ins, the large wooden pot gives my leftover holiday greens a new lease on life. I love the warm wood against the painted shelves and the aged patina pairs perfectly with my vintage books and an old sketch.
2. Flora and Fauna
I have a thing for botanical-inspired accents…for me, they add a touch of easy elegance! The dainty pattern on the Round Floral Vine Brass Tray complements its aged silver finish and would be a great foundation for a table centerpiece. You could also try hanging it on a wall – alone or as part of a gallery – for a fun and unexpected twist!
While we’re on the subject of botanicals, I couldn’t pass up the intricate pattern of the X-Ray Leaf Vein Print. The black and white color scheme amps up the drama of this print, but the simple frame makes it versatile enough to hang anywhere. With various prints in this series, you could hang them together for a high-impact gallery wall.
3. Bone and Marble
The smooth texture of bone and marble always draws me in with its cool sophistication. Plus, the typically muted colors of these materials make them an easy addition to any décor. The Bone and Wood Striped Frame is such a fun way to mix materials and show off a favorite photo. I’ll let you in on a little secret – the wisteria print seen here actually came with the frame. I think it’s pretty enough to leave in there all the time! I styled this frame on a coffee table tray and it looks great with the mix of textures and finishes. It’s hard to go wrong with stripes in my book!