May 12, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
It’s no secret that organic and sustainable décor pieces are highly sought after, especially now, when eco-friendly, nature-immersive design is all the rage. After the last few years of spending much of our time within the confines of our own homes, the desire to get back into nature, and to bring nature indoors, is stronger than ever.
Design by MICHELLE BERWICK Photography by LARRY ARNAL
With that in mind, we’ve created a simple guide to including organic materials in your home, or next interior design project. Whether you’re looking for small and simple organic inclusions or searching for the perfect way to revamp your entire space, we’ve found the best organic style solutions to fit your every need.
Design by LOUIS DUNCAN-HE
Whether you’re looking for a total organic overhaul, or just some nature inspired elements to breathe new life into a space, wood is one of the easiest ways to achieve the design you envision. If you’re ready for a bigger project, bring in wood through hardwood floors. Natural hardwood is durable, beautiful and available in a wide variety of shades and grain patterns. If you still want the organic elegance that hardwood provides but are looking to spend a little less, you can always go with a wood appearing laminate or luxury vinyl flooring. Both laminate and luxury vinyl are available in a wide variety of patterns and colors, plus they’re durable flooring options ready for the most high-traffic areas of your home.
Outside of just flooring, wood can be used in countless ways, including but not limited to:
While wood is a great way to include some harder organic elements, it’s just as simple to bring some natural softness into your interiors. Incorporate natural fiber carpets and rugs. Wool, while potentially more costly, is an excellent choice due to its durability and longevity. Because of its naturally coiled fibers, wool keeps its elasticity and resists crushing underfoot or under furniture, unlike some synthetic fibers that can become crushed over time. Some other fabrics and textiles that can add an organic freshness to your space are:
Design by MELISSA DAVIS Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
Decorating with organic materials can sound daunting, but there are so many ways in which we already include organic materials in our design plans without thinking. Concrete floors in modern homes, exposed brick that adds dimension to your space, even marbled countertops in your kitchen or bathroom – these are all organic materials you may have in your home without even realizing their significance in natural and organic design. Of course, if you don’t have these things or are looking to add them in there are plenty of ways to do so.
Design by TRISHA ISABEY Photography by TREVOR COOPER
The biggest thing to remember when trying to update your space to keep up with trends, like sustainable and organic design, is to do it is in a way that works for you and reflects your personal design style. You don’t have to go out of your way to buy brand new wicker furniture in order to achieve an organic design style –the simplest of things like adding a hanging plant above the sink or displaying a bouquet of flowers in your dining room can accomplish that goal.
For more home design inspiration, check out our Beautiful Design Made Simple blog!