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Add a Natural Ambience

Create an outdoor-inspired theme in any area of your home.
by Country's Best Log Homes staff

No matter the season, having the look and feel of nature inside the home is an evergreen concept.

It’s easy to bring the look inside in almost any area of the home with minimal effort. Transform your home’s interior by bringing touches of nature into different rooms with these tips.


Bedroom: The bedroom is a great place to use nature-inspired decor.

-Sheets and bed coverings printed with floral motifs are a longtime favorite among decorators. Prints can be gentle and romantic or more contemporary with up-to-the-minute colors and patterns.

-Wood bed frames and blinds also work well to reinforce a nature-inspired theme in log homes. The warm tones and natural grains complement and enhance prints and textures.

-Adding a rug made of sisal or wool will complete the natural inspiration in the room.

-A vase of dried flowers on a bedside table or a botanical wreath hung on the wall will allow the enjoyment of the garden throughout the year.



Bathroom: One simple way to bring a natural feel to the bathroom is to select towels in shades of willow and taupe.

-To further build on this theme, choose towel holders with leaves or vines.

-Other ways to bring the feel of the outdoors into the bathroom include hanging a nature-motif shower curtain or incorporating natural wicker accessories, such as a wastebasket, tissue box or storage units.

-Keepsakes from a summer beach vacation make great accents in the bathroom. Fill glass canisters with shells, sand and starfish to remind you of a summer getaway.

-Add aromatherapy soaps and candles in scents such as grapefruit and geranium to a guest bathroom. The scent is sure to impress friends and family.


Living area

Great Room: This is a wonderful place to utilize the beauty of nature and bring a feeling of tranquility.

-Decorative rugs with a botanical pattern or a sisal rug made of natural fibers are simple and affordable options for adding a natural feel to a great room or family room.

-Slipcovers are a great way to change the look while extending the life of a sofa. Natural shades such as moss and driftwood coordinate well with existing pieces in a room while reinforcing the natural beauty of the decor.

-Throw blankets are functional accessories, especially in cooler climates. A cotton fisherman knit throw adds an all-natural look when draped over a sofa or chair. Throws can add texture as well as pattern to a solid colored piece of furniture.

-Pressed paper shades on wood base lamps provide the essential form and function in a room where natural inspirations are prevalent.


A center-piece idea

Dining Room: Table linens in shades captured from nature offer a look and feel of simplicity in the dining room.

-Add napkin rings with acorns and leaves to complete the look.

-Natural arrangements in the center of the table will reinforce and accent neutral-colored table linens. Still life arrangements of fruits and nuts or berries and twigs can be rotated for different occasions.




Fortunately, the nature-inspired look partners well with most any environment and decorating style, from contemporary to country. Using personal preferences and a combination of the above tips, your new nature-inspired decor will look inviting and will allow the natural beauty of the outdoors to be enjoyed all year long.

Published in Country's Best Log Homes
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