Decorating for the Artistic Soul

Draw on the Environment for Accessorizing

Posted on: July 28, 2009

Today everything is about nature.  The trendy colors are all borrowed from nature, and textures, patterns, prints, and accessories all represent the outdoors and celebrate the growing awareness of protecting our environment.

Your home should be full of fresh cut flowers in clear vases, and live plants, potted in terra cotta, or in wicker baskets.  Place mats of bamboo or jute, or linen are replacing plastic and other synthetics. Pressed flowers and leaves can be framed and hung in wooden frames. Take some beautiful photos of the great outdoors, and frame those, too.

Those wonderful tall glass pasta canisters make wonderful and colorful decorative pieces when filled with seashells, small colorful stones, acorns, even nuts in the shell. Or fill them with water, a few goldfish, and some tall fresh cut flowers!

There are so many little things you can do:

  • Driftwood can be part of a flower arrangement, be wired and used as a lamp, or be the base of a glass-topped coffee table.
  • Take a few thin branches off of shrubs and young trees.  They make beautiful fresh arrangements on their own, or work beautifully as filler for flower arrangements
  • Paper one wall with a natural grasscloth paper.
  • A basket of gourds mixed with pine cones, can decorate a dresser, mantle, or dining table.
  • A small clear bowl of water with petals from the flowers in your yard, will lend a faint sweet smell and a decorative touch to your bathroom counter.

These ideas will not only be budget friendly, but also make a statement about being environmentally aware.


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