The world is coming alive. As the weather warms, plants flourish, and the sun breathes life into everything. Lockdowns are lifting and human interaction is increasing. Nature enlivens the season and society, lighting a fire of hope among us. With this new life, the organic colors and patterns featured in our Spring 2021 Form Follows Fashion article seem freshly relevant as we venture out into the natural world for what feels like the first time.
Exterior influence brings interior change, and we’ve found reviving power in the return to the organic. Fresh botanicals and natural additions transform a space. Think Jumanji: plants everywhere! Potted plants, hanging plants, fresh cut flowers in vases, or even a living wall covered with greenery. Creating your own indoor secret garden can be a starting point for a new perspective on your space.
The Living Interior
As plants adapt to survive in their environment, we observe the paths and habits of the nature we’ve brought inside. Observing these natural developments can help us see the potential for the decor of a room or a home. Florals and greenery enhance your focus and increase your attention to your interior space, as well as to your home life. Additionally, houseplants have been proven to purify the air, heal sickness, and reduce stress.
However, if you lack the coveted green thumb, don’t fret. You can easily bring an artificial nature into a space with art—framed drawings, photographs, canvas paintings, or woven floral tapestries. Whether through vintage sketches or modern abstract florals, providing art depictions of the natural world personalizes the indoor environment with the ability to cater to any style or preference.
Patterns and Prints
Floral prints and organic patterns maximize the space for a natural domination, greenery bleeding onto textiles. Emphasize this invasion with large pieces of furniture covered in printed plants, big or small; bedding, or curtains. Even your tablecloths can demonstrate that nature is the ruler. Yet, subtle patterns or small pieces, like throw pillows or lamps, can enhance the color and light in a space without becoming the overwhelming focus.
Your Very Own Ecosystem
As we create and design your environment, just as in nature, this means we are creating and designing your very own ecosystem. Regardless of whether this space is your primary family retreat, your condo downtown, or an off-shore escape, this space is a living and breathing thing. It grows and changes with you and your family to fit your tastes and needs. By including organic pieces, natural colors, and fresh botanicals, the foundation of the space is evolution. It allows dynamic change, making your home a part of your story rather than only the location of events.
All living things in the natural world learn to adapt and to thrive anywhere and everywhere. Consequently, adapting to environments and circumstances is the true challenge in life and, ultimately, a deciding factor in our happiness. In our return to the organic, nature will help us to live, grow, love, and change, both actively and passively. And, as we adjust our home lives to accommodate the living things we’ve placed inside, we will begin to personally grow and thrive just as they do.