Using wood and stone to decorate the interior of your home is no new concept by any means; however, modern designs that are inspired by nature are giving a fresh twist to trusty natural materials. Glass and sleek medal design may have had its place for a while in the interior design cannon, but natural materials and outdoor textures are coming inside and planting some roots.
The separation between what are appropriate materials for indoor vs. outdoor design has diminished. From rough cut tree stump end tables in the living room to natural stone hearths and inlay the walls and doors that previously kept these things out are opening wide and inviting them in.
Yes, we’ll see a few vases filled with branches, but the incorporation of nature with interior design will be more functional and integrated than that with natural wood grain providing the most attractive of details for tables, chairs and sofas. You will even see beautiful, sturdy branches used as railing for the stairs. Smooth, natural stone isn’t just for hearths either; entire walls and floors can be covered in it especially in the bathroom. The rustic and sturdy feel to stonework will help keep those rooms cool in the summer too.
Ryan is a guest post blogger, she writes about interior design trends and real estate matters like homes for sale Austin TX, Buda homes for sale and remodeling issues such as garden window prices.