Dreary, drab and dismal – this is how a lot of us start to feel through the winter months while the sun wanes and our time indoors stretches into what feels like an eternity, but adding an outdoorsy vibe to your interior décor can really help lighten the mood.
What qualifies as an “outdoorsy vibe,” though? Well, here are a few more ideas to add to yesterday's list – how you make them work is up to you!
4. More Plants
Succulents! They’re easy to love, hard to kill (even in colder temps) and add much-needed green to winter’s dusky, gray palette.
But, you don’t have to go the way of the cacti – although it does pair well with the “Southwest Style” suggestion from yesterday’s list. You can decorate with any plants you like, so long as you can keep them alive.
5. Bright Colors
Blues and greens can evoke a sense of open, natural spaces, but colors of any kind can be used to draw the feeling of the outdoors into your home. And, there’s more to it than good design – different colors can bring out different emotions.
The trick is knowing what you prefer; the colors that remind you of outdoor adventure and the open road. There’s plenty of science that suggests this or that color can create such and such mood, but in the end it comes down to what you like.
6. Outdoorsy / Floral Wall Art
Or, instead of focusing on the abstract of color, you can get more direct by choosing art and photography that puts nature front and center in your interior design.
Again, the options here are limitless; there are all kinds of ways to give your interior design some rugged, outdoorsy charm.
Bring some (or all) of these elements to your interior design and it’ll help liven up your space, especially when things start to get a little dark and chilly, or ask an interior design pro at Decorist or Porch for even more great ideas.