by David Le Blanc
The trend of making a nature-inspired home has been slowly increasing over the past few years, and we understand why. It can be quite calming to people by allowing them to connect with their roots more deeply. Plus, the pandemic has forced many people to stay inside more than they’re used to, which has helped boost the need to feel like they’re outdoors.
If this is an idea you’d like to pursue, then you’ve come to the right place. However, we think you should start small before making your whole house an outdoor-filled sensation. Our suggestion would be to start with the master bedroom. That’s why our guide today is about how to bring natural elements into your bedroom design.
Start With the General Design
Like any other remodel, you need to start with an idea of what you want to do. That doesn’t mean you need an actual blueprint, but it doesn’t hurt to jot down some concepts in a notebook for you to reference as you go.
The first thing we’d suggest is reusing what you can. Saving money is key when remodeling a room. For example, If the TV stand in your room doesn’t fit the natural theme you have pictured in your head, but the one in the living room does, simply swap them out. It’s much better than throwing one out that’s in perfectly good condition.
Once you know what you’re keeping and getting rid of, it’s time to design the layout and figure out a color scheme. The structure will be simple—just make sure you place everything in convenient locations. The color scheme, on the other hand, will take some more time and effort. Dark green is the most common color to utilize when going for a natural feel, but we’d like to recommend colors such as brown, dark red, and most shades of blue as well.
Figure Out Your Walls and Windows
With the colors and general design figured out, it’s time to tackle the walls. Painting them needs to be your top priority. Using pastel forms of the colors we mentioned above will really do the trick for giving your bedroom a relaxing tone. Be sure to find some nature-focused wall art that you can hang around the room, whether it’s a traditional painting or a decorative hanging piece.
Don’t forget the windows. Pick out some curtains that let the light shine through, and be sure to leave those windows open whenever you can. Letting in natural light and breezes is the closest you can get to being outdoors without actually being out there.
Pick Out Some Flooring
Once that’s all situated and the paint has thoroughly dried, it’s time to change out the carpet. This would be the perfect place to utilize some browns. They will make your carpet appear to be more like the dirt of the earth than anything else you could possibly do.
Despite how well that works, a carpet still looks and feels like a carpet at the end of the day. If you genuinely want to impress your friends and family with your nature-inspired room, you need to install some hardwood floors. It’s crazy how much of a difference this can make in the looks department. If you are worried about how hard the floor will be for the bedroom, you can still put a carpet down underneath your bed. Just be sure to follow our ideas from the carpeting suggestions above when picking one out.
Work on the Bed
Now, it’s time for the centerpiece of the master bedroom: the bed itself. Obviously, sleeping on a pile of dirt and leaves is nowhere near practical, so you’ll need to settle for some modern products that are made from nature. A common example is using sheets crafted from eucalyptus or bamboo. Granted, cotton is also technically a natural element, but it’s so common that it has lost the wild feeling that the other two main choices give their users.
While we’re going to be a bit biased here, we’d recommend that you go with eucalyptus in this case. It’s ultra-soft, helps regulate your body temperature, and is very sustainable for the environment—the very thing you’re trying to emulate. If that sounds like something that interests you, be sure to check out the eucalyptus bed comforters that we have available online.
Switch Out Your Other Furniture
Now that the bed is taken care of, it’s time to work on the rest of your furniture. While color schemes aren’t as important here, the materials that they’re made of are. Wood furniture will be your best choice, but if you want to go big, you should look into some pieces made out of stone. It can add an element that people don’t typically see in the bedroom.
Whatever you do, though, don’t use metal. Even a green piece of metal can instantly make something natural look more modern or industrial. This room is all about utilizing nature to its fullest potential.
Get Some Natural Decorations
We’ve been so focused on the larger parts of the master bedroom that we haven’t covered the decorations yet. These single-handedly have the most significant impact on how your room looks and feels. Of course, you’ll want to bring in some plants. No nature-based room feels complete without them. All you need to do is make sure that you don’t go overboard with them.
Themed lighting can also make a massive difference in how your room will look. Whether you go with some dynamic light fixtures or simply put in some RGB bulbs, you can have more control over how your room appears to others on a day-to-day basis with proper lighting.
Finally, don’t forget that the feel of the room comes down to more than what you can see. You need to think about the smell, too, which will lead to you searching for the right scent. Candles and diffusers are great for spreading a natural aroma throughout the room. Still, there are several ways that you can accomplish this, even if it’s just leaving your windows open for a while, like we mentioned previously.
In the end, no matter which parts of our guide on how to bring natural elements into your bedroom design you decide to use, we’re sure your room will turn out just how you envisioned it. If it does, don’t be afraid to implement these ideas into future projects around your house. Within no time, your whole home will feel like a natural wonderland.