Simple Ways to Bring Natural Textures Into Your Home

Simple Ways to Bring Natural Textures Into Your Home

Sarah Coffey
Jan 10, 2008

This lovely photograph is from Meg and John's House Tour. They have an incredible home filled with natural textures, but this image in particular struck us with its simplicity. It proves that bringing good design and balance into a home isn't just about high-end furniture. It's also about small details. Click below to see 4 simple (and affordable) ways to bring natural textures into your home...

Stone: Stone is sculptural by nature. Gather river rocks in a bowl to make a centerpiece, or let large stones stand on their own. Smaller, smoother stones are natural paperweights. It's also easy to find stone in eco-friendly products, like the River Stone Mat from Viva Terra ($59) or River Rock Knobs from Skipping Stones Studio.

Wood: Wood is a common element in most homes: hardwood floors, wood furnishings, wooden doors. Play up wood's natural appeal by pairing complimentary woods together. Inexpensive wood furnishings aren't difficult to find in thrift shops and on craigslist.

Wicker: Wicker is experiencing a heyday right now. Woven from strong plant fibers, wicker is both sturdy and lightweight. Wicker baskets are an inexpensive way to create storage space in your home, and square ones have a clean, modern look.

Plants: Plants bring life into your home, improve your air quality, and add a little bit of natural color. They're also relatively inexpensive. Add an indoor herb garden to your kitchen (see this post for instructions) and you've introduced something beautiful, edible, and aromatic into your home for under $50.

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