Whether we live in the heart of the city or in amongst the flora and fauna of the countryside it's important to bring nature into our homes. The shapes, tones and textures of the natural world bring added depth and interest to our surroundings, whether it's simply through the addition of indoor plants or by evolving existing décor.
For some of us, creating this kind of balance through design is quite easy, for others it's a bit daunting - whatever your level of creativity a very effective way to translate initial ideas into actual interior schemes is by creating mood boards. Establishing a classic, timeless look starts with color, particularly heritage tones.
Pale avocado paint creates a statement without dominating a room - combine this with whites and fresh grey accents for a clean, stylish color palette. To bring nature into a room try introducing a floral heritage wallpaper which will remain in keeping with the period hues. Accessorizing with soft furnishings in the same tones will add variation and warmth whilst tying the room together. This heritage undercurrent can be given a contemporary edge by incorporating design classics into the mix through furnishings and decorative extras. These pieces need to be kept simple though, anything too fussy will unbalance the room and takeover, everything should work in harmony and this can all be mapped out by designing a mood board first.
For a calming, natural, aesthetic, blue shades carry on the heritage theme and the obvious coastal connotations inject a natural serenity. A key accessory in a design like this is a succulent, its architectural form contrasts beautifully with reclaimed wood and natural fabrics. Balance is so important when striving to achieve an enduring setting and that's exactly what we're creating with this mood board, by placing these visual contrasts together. The resulting concept is a soft, comfortable design with an air of wanderlust, a lived in timeless look perfect to kick off spring.
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