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How a Designer Incorporates Nature into Her Home Without Going Full Botanical

published Apr 1, 2023
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You might think that in order to change the look and feel of a space, you have to make big sweeping changes. Not so! Just look to DIY maven Ursula Carmona for proof. As the host of HGTV’s Table Wars: The Look For Less, she knows how little tweaks can lead to a big impact.

“There is something magical about the change of seasons,” Ursula says. “It keeps life fresh and reinvigorates us. Small design changes also reinvigorate our homes and welcome the vibe of each new season.”

Where should you start small? Ursula recommends your coffee table. Treat it like a blank canvas (and feel free to upgrade the canvas itself). She curated a mood board for a Sophisticated Bohemian living room refresh inspired by the Air Wick® Scented Oil Refreshing Watermelon & Berries scent. The plug-in device diffuses fragrance infused with natural essential oils. At the centerpiece of Ursula’s mood board is a gorgeous metallic table. “The organic shape lends itself to a nature-inspired feel, while the soft lines and gold add an air of sophisticated glam,” she says.

Nothing says spring quite like bringing the outdoors in, and there are plenty of subtle ways to welcome the soothing vibes of plants and flowers into your space. “I’m convinced the best thing about spring is that moment when flowers burst on the scene and nature starts showing off,” Ursula says. “I can’t help but collect wildflowers and blooming boughs to decorate every nook and cranny of my home. It’s an amazing way to add freshness and color to a space!”

“A well-designed room is more than just its picturesque quality. Important factors like ambiance and scent lend themselves to how you experience the space and make memories in the space.”

The best design style is the one you love.

Ursula’s mood board is an excellent example of how to incorporate nature without going overly botanical. It’s up to you however you plan to incorporate organic and natural items into your home. Try a new Air Wick® fragrance, find the pieces that speak to you (and that you can keep alive, if that’s your vibe), and don’t rush into trying to find the “right” style. “Design should be personal, and the hallmark of a well-designed space is what it does for YOU,” Ursula says. We couldn’t agree more.