How to Incorporate Natural Elements in Your Home [11 Ideas]

Natural elements in your decor

According to interior design trend analysis in 2024 we will see more natural elements within our homes.

Incorporating a feeling of nature provides a feeling of familiarity and can also create a grounded feeling.

A home vibe that creates a more well-being interior design which in turn can mean that our interior design can have a positive impact on our mental health.

Let’s dive into the 11 ideas on how you can incorporate natural elements in your home.

Paint Walls in a Calming Sage Color

Natural interior design elements sage colored walls
Credit: Alvhem via Coco Lapine
Natural interior design elements sage colored walls
Credit: Alvhem via Coco Lapine

Painting your wall in a calming color like sage will create a subtle colorful feeling to your space instead of only going for beiges.

While providing a soft color to your walls, you will easily be able to incorporate earthy tones throughout the space.

This type of green goes so well, with decorating your interior with plants and flowers as well.

Add Wood Furniture

Natural interior design elements with wood furniture
Credit: Design by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design
Natural interior design elements with wood furniture
Credit: Entrance Mäkleri
Natural interior design elements with wood furniture
Credit: Alvhem

A clear way of adding more natural elements to your home is to go for wood furniture.

The wood furniture pieces can be of different types of wood or of different tones, all depending upon your style.

Add Flooring that is of Natural Materials

Natural interior design elements with wood flooring
Credit: Entrance Mäkleri
Natural interior design elements with wood flooring

Create a good grounding feeling by applying wood throughout your flooring.

This as you might already know is common in the Scandinavian interior style. And is a clear way how this style brings in more natural feeling into spaces.

Indoor Garden Space

Natural interior design elements with an indoor garden
Credit: Architects: YLAB Arquitectos via Behance

Whether small or larger, if you have space for this, create an indoor garden room or nook, that will be perfect for getting energized with your morning coffee (or matcha).

I am thinking, this would be a great reading nook area as well.

Wall Finish More Natural Looking

Natural interior design elements with concrete walls
Credit: Design by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design
Natural interior design elements with brick wall
Credit: Entrance Mäkleri

Thinking of elements that give a more natural feeling, going all in on walls with more materials from nature, like concrete or stone, can emphasize this natural feeling.

Earthy Toned Color Palette

Natural interior design elements with earthy toned color palette
Credit: Entrance Mäkleri

You cannot go wrong with earthy tones when you are after creating a space that connects you to nature.

Mix different browns – beiges together with blacks or whites.

Highlight Beautiful Metals

Brass kitchen sink natural material to add in interior

Highlight your beautiful brass details in your home, or if you are more a steel person.

Fresh Flowers Weekly in a Vase

Natural interior design elements with fresh flowers and vase
Credit: Alvhem via Coco Lapine

Get fresh flowers weekly for that extra touch of natural feeling in your home. Ideally, the vase is of glass to also see the water and flower together as this creates even more of a natural and calming effect.

When it comes to finding your perfect weekend bouquette, if you are lucky this would come from your own garden as more sustainable.

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But if not an option, try to source flowers more central to you for a more sustainable approach.

Indoor and Outdoor Open Feeling

Natural interior design elements with open plan, indoor and outdoor living
Credit: Aubua Studio

Emphasizing an open plan concept between the indoors and outdoors gives great nature vibes. Especially when materials within the space is also focused on that natural decor feeling.

Take advantage of your outdoor space and add tons of greens, as this will liven up the indoor space as well.

Large Windows with Ample Natural Light

Natural interior design elements with large windows
Credit: Design by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design

The feeling of flowy natural lights is completely ‘needed’ as much as possible for a more natural feeling interior space.

While the focus here is on large windows, even if you have normal-sized windows you can make sure you ‘feel the air’ flowing between outdoor and indoor, for a more natural feeling.

Incorporate Fire Elements

Natural interior design elements with candles
Credit: Entrance Mäkleri

While fireplaces would be the perfect source for incorporating fire, this is not possible for everyone.

Curating nice corners or areas where you can burn candles, can bring this feeling into your space without breaking the bank.


What are the 5 Elements of Nature in Architecture and Interior Design?

In architecture, the following 5 elements from nature are taken into account to create a greater sense of belonging to nature:

  • Wood
  • Fire
  • Earth
  • Metal
  • Water 
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