Bring the Outdoors In with Natural & Organic Elements
While Dubai speaks the language of 'Glam & Glimmer', I do notice a lot of clients still like to come home to an organically pure and relaxing escape with a touch of muted, natural elements and outdoorsy feel. So when choosing furniture and accessories for a space, calling upon inspiration from Mama Earth herself is the key to a serenity.
Bringing natural elements into your home can create a warm and inviting space to relax and unwind, reconnecting you with nature through neutral color palettes, rich, earthy textures, and materials straight from nature, you can evoke the calming, rooted feeling of fresh air.
Step into the great outdoors without leaving your four walls with these four insider tips:
1 - Be Eco-Conscious with Your Sources
Natural design goes beyond the elements brought into your home — it’s about protecting and preserving mother nature in the process.
It’s always best to source from companies that use more natural and eco friendly paints, reclaimed wood, natural eco friendly cushions and throws. This gives you peace of mind that your materials and furniture were sourced with Mother Earth in mind.
2 - Natural Materials and Textures
Natural materials such as organic cotton, jute, rattan, reclaimed wood, and leather are some perfect materials to achieve a natural look. Go big with a jute area rug (Pottery-barn) or twisted wooden stool (The Attic, Dubai) or accent with smaller statement pieces such as a glass vase or petrified wooden coasters (Amara Living)
To create an organic vibe, I like to mix items made of natural materials in curved shapes and forms with more boxy, rectilinear furniture and decor pieces, from CrateandBarrel, theone and also marinahomes. This helps create a feeling of overall balance and brings in movement and energy to the space, as well as a feeling of bringing the outdoors in.
When furnishing a family room, consider a marble coffee table poised on a jute area rug, or a stone side table adorned with a seagrass table lamp. A raw wooden table could also bring in that organic feel. The organic textures and shapes keeps the room exciting.
3 - Evoke a Sense of Nature with Art
Organic design is about bringing natural elements and summoning the sense of peace and relaxation. An ocean-blue wool rug to pull in the sentiment of the sea and a frame that calms your senses down. to remind you to take a deep breath. Sometimes the simplest of details can make the most impact on how you feel when walking into a room.
4 - Add a Pop of Color with Plant Power
Going organic doesn’t always mean you have to go with a neutral color palette, but can be highlighted with greenery or even the use of flower-dyed cotton as pops of color, try flower died cushions & throws. Or, truly bring the outdoors in with houseplants. Olive trees and succulents offer a low-maintenance alternative for those lacking a green thumb. Hanging plants, potted trees, and vases of fresh-cut flowers are all ways to accessorize with the colors of nature while purifying the air you breathe.