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Bringing the outdoors in

Jul 25 2022

Focusing on the “trend” that has not gone away since the beginning of the pandemic, “Bringing the outdoors in!” To have nature-inspired interiors within your home reduces stress levels and is scientifically proven to have a positive effect on our mental health. By introducing more florals and green hues into the home, you can create a peaceful sanctuary without stepping outside. For today's post, we thought we could share some ideas on how to make your home more nature-inspired to make your space calm to retreat to.

Soft Furnishings

A quick and affordable way to bring the outdoors into your home is by adding soft furnishings to your space. That’s where we come in handy, as blinds are included in this category! Along with other home décor pieces like cushions and blankets, it is a way to add colour, texture and pattern to your space. Using natural fabrics helps to infuse an even more relaxed atmosphere, bringing the outdoors in. With the right colour scheme, it can be simple to implement an outdoors, inside experience just by using soft furnishings. bringing the outdoors in

Design Inspiration

A good place to start is within the base of the room. If you want to bring the outdoors, indoors seamlessly, think paint colours, wallpaper or furniture choices. Choosing to add elements of the outdoors to the base of the room makes it more of a thoughtful addition. For example, painting a room green gives off a calming and soothing effect. We connect the colour green to nature so, in turn, feel relaxed when surrounded by the tone. Another option would be choosing a delicate wallpaper that also resembles the outdoors. This could be a chance to include some dainty floral patterns, again, for a soothing atmosphere. Lastly, a focus on furniture. By adding natural textures such as woods and linens, adds warmth to the space and in turn, has a comforting effect on the space. bringing the outdoors in

House Plants

The most affordable way to bring the outdoors in is by using indoor plants. Whether that be faux or real, they instantly contribute to the atmosphere of the room. It is scientifically proven that indoor plants increase productivity, boost mood and reduce stress. Most importantly in today’s climate, they eliminate air pollutants creating a healthier home. The only downside to real plants is their maintenance. Different plants require different things. That’s where faux plants come in. They come with all the well-being benefits, there is no maintenance (perhaps a light dusting after time) and they are cheaper to purchase than real plants. A popular trend is to create a faux plant wall in your home. Now that is fully bringing the outdoors in! Or have a more delicate approach by simply creating a herb shelf in your kitchen. bringing the outside in  

In conclusion

We hope you found this post insightful and inspiring when it comes to creating your home sanctuary. Check out our Instagram and Pinterest pages for more inspiration on how to find your perfect blinds. Your Blinds Direct is a leading UK manufacturer of beautiful made-to-measure window blinds, serving customers nationwide. Have a peek at our website for a huge selection of blind styles, materials, and designs and order up to 8 FREE samples today.