Aristotle once stated, “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” We also believe that nature contains something of the marvelous. Incorporate nature’s beauty into your home by following this list of nature-inspired remodels. From sustainable design to increasing natural lighting, you’re likely to find these simple suggestions helpful. How do you bring nature into your home? Comment below!
Window Walls – Tall window walls provide an excellent view of your outdoor landscape and allow natural light to enter your home in large quantities. Modern windows can even utilize the power of the sun to help heat your home, saving you money.
Natural Materials – Using natural materials, such as wood and stone, will add a touch of nature to any room in your home. You may consider using upcycled materials. This will save you money on the cost of construction and help you decrease your environmental impact.
Interior Garden – Planting an interior garden will help improve your home’s indoor air-quality and brighten up your home during the winter. According to this article, “Having flowers around the home and office greatly improves people’s moods and reduces the likelihood of stress-related depression. Flowers and ornamental plants increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed.” If you appreciate nature, you’ll definitely love keeping an indoor garden in your home.
Green Design – While you may not see the “nature” in your home, including green oriented designs, materials, and products in your next house remodel will increase your home’s sustainability and reduce your impact on the environment. Interested in learning more about sustainable design? Check out this great article.
Building Around Natural Landscapes – When considering your next remodel or expansion, you may want to incorporate the natural landscape into your home design. Instead of uprooting a tree or moving a rock, absorb these natural elements into your house’s architecture. Building around protruding structures may require some innovative construction and an expansive budget, but you’ll love the finished outcome.