Free Ways to Use Nature to Decorate

If you're working toward designing a simple life and a more natural, sustainable home, you must bring nature inside. Not only is nature the best decorator, she provides it for free!

Plants, flowers, branches, wood slices, driftwood, rocks, dried herbs, botanical prints,  and reclaimed wood pieces all make for lovely decor and help keep us grounded and connected with the Earth. We feel less stressed and are reminded to breathe deeply and just enjoy being. Natural elements connect us with an innate sense of harmony and well-being. The organic appeal of earth's elements is welcoming to all who enter a space. What better (and more sustainable) way to decorate your home and live a little more simply?  

Here are just a few ways to bring nature indoors as free and simple décor. 

 maple tree slices stacked up as a display with a rock

maple tree slices stacked up as a display with a rock

 cedar slice plant hanger - click for DIY

cedar slice plant hanger - click for DIY

 barn board plant shelf and willow twigs in a vase on the floor

barn board plant shelf and willow twigs in a vase on the floor

 tin cans wrapped in birch bark and natural jute rope - click for DIY

tin cans wrapped in birch bark and natural jute rope - click for DIY

 cedar stump stool as entry bench

cedar stump stool as entry bench

 driftwood and shell collection as part of bookshelf styling

driftwood and shell collection as part of bookshelf styling

 plant shelf with terrarium, wood boxes, vintage jars and dried herbs

plant shelf with terrarium, wood boxes, vintage jars and dried herbs

 towel rack from driftwood

towel rack from driftwood

 coat rack from scrap wood and dried weeds in vase

coat rack from scrap wood and dried weeds in vase

 twigs in vase and sphere of shells

twigs in vase and sphere of shells

 
 birch branches leaning on wall and maple block as side table

birch branches leaning on wall and maple block as side table

 
 barn board tray and lilacs - click for DIY

barn board tray and lilacs - click for DIY

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