Bringing elements of nature into your home is very important. This is not just a stylish trend but a health trend that has infected the design world because of all of its beneficial traits. Have you ever walked into a space and immediately felt stressed or overwhelmed, or instead felt complete comfort and relaxation? This isn’t just because you had a stressful day at work, or just because it’s finally the weekend. These emotions are highly influenced by your surroundings, which is what many people have been subconsciously grappling with when designing their space. We’re here to talk a bit about the reasons behind the outside-in trend and why it is so important.
- Colors of the wind: We have to throw some humor in here and there, but on a serious note, colors play a huge role in the feeling of a space. It is a topic that has been studied for centuries–the effects of certain colors on an individuals mood and perception of their surroundings. The unmatched psychological effects of nature inspired hues is astounding. You’d be surprised what a little greenery in your space can do for you. We’ll show you some palettes that will truly lifts your spirits, but first we’ll tell you a little bit more about why…
Green Hues: These hues remind us of nature and therefore they typically give off a feeling of tranquility and revitalization. Green is known to be a calming color; have you ever wondered why performers often wait in a green room before a performance or why many office spaces bring in green decor or plants to place throughout the space? This is because of the calming quality of the color, the stress-relieving ability.
Brown Tints: This series include most neutral colors like tans, taupes, and rustic hues. Brown is often associated with warmth and stability which in turn brings the feeling of security. It is a natural color that is down-to-earth (literally) and can be an elegant addition to any space. Do not fear this rich color or its muted variations to bring some earthiness to your home and engage with the outdoors.
White, Cream, Ivory, Eggshell & More: This “color” will allow your space to be filled with the natural light flooding through your windows, but also will set a perfect backdrop to help accent colors and planted beauties to stand out and play into the conversation of the space. These colors will bring serenity and purity into your space.
- We need connections with nature: The bottom line is we need interaction with nature to help us function. Humans have an inherent inclination to associate themselves with nature. It is simply beneficial to our quality of life to be surrounding by air purifying elements and the good ol’ fresh air our parents always insisted we get when we actually had time to. There are many studies that directly delve into the benefits of nature on our well being, but also the disadvantages of being without the elements of the earth.
- Purify your air with household plants: It may be intimidating to bring in living plants into your home, especially if you feel like you have have the farthest thing from a green thumb. Well we’re here to tell you that there are ways around this pressing matter (that you can’t keep your green beauties alive). As a matter of fact, we’re here to list a few practically indestructible plants that surely will make it through hell and back with you. Purify your air while enjoying the company of these greeneries in your home:
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