Winter has a way of making things feel kind of stuffy, especially when foul weather leaves us trapped indoors for too long, wishing there were ways to bring more of the outdoors inside.
Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can do just that while leaving the chill at the doorstep.
1. Wicker & Rattan
Wicker, rattan and other woven furniture that more often make an appearance outside on the patio can bring an outdoorsy feel to your interior décor while keeping things cozy.
Create even more design dissonance (but in a good way!) by pairing wicker and rattan with more traditional indoor items like upholstered furniture, or by placing them “deeper” in the space like in an upstairs room or the basement.
2. Weathered, Reclaimed & Unfinished Wood
Rough-hewn wood furniture is a great way to add outdoor charm to any indoor space. Blocky, chunky and jagged, these pieces have a natural feel that smooth edges and synthetic material can’t deliver.
Reclaimed and weathered wood, which is enjoying a trendy surge these days, is used to craft all kinds of furniture, but if you’re not in the market you can always try some DIY. Look for reclaimed wood in these locations for your best chance at finding a splintery diamond in the rough.
3. Southwest Style
Southwest style captures a rugged, natural vibe so well because a life among the cacti and coyotes is a life spent outdoors. Folk art, handwoven textiles and tanned hide are just a few things that can help fill a room with earthy texture.
Tune in tomorrow for more tips on how to add a little outdoor adventure to your interior style with fun, fashionable décor ideas that will help stave off the winter blues.