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Bringing the Outdoors In

Since we're all in the house more often, why not inject nature's calming properties into your space? Whether you want to recreate a forest in your living room or just feel like you need a change of scenery, read on for our how-tos on bringing the outdoors indoors. We're helping you create peaceful surroundings to reduce stress and have an overall positive impact on your mental wellbeing.

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Lighting

Trying to bring the calmness of the outdoors into your home? It can be as simple as placing mirrors opposite your windows to help increase the amount of natural light around your room. It may be worth trimming back shrubs and trees in front of your windows, too. And remember to give your mirrors and windows a good polish post-makeover to let the maximum light shine in.

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Plants

Shout out to all the plant moms and dads! What better way to bring the outdoors in than scattering houseplants around your rooms? If you struggle to keep your plants alive and thriving, there’s no shame in filling some of the space with faux foliage. They’re low maintenance, and will still give you a flourishing indoor garden vibe. Get inspo from our very own visual merchandiser, Felix: try stacking your plants on shelves and desks of varying heights. Or create a feature wall using hanging plants and slabs of moss.

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Textures

Still in spring cleaning and redecorating mode? Then it might be time to dust off the rattan, wicker and wood home accents. Incorporating natural fibers with baskets, lamp shades and rugs is a great way to bring a variety of textures into your home. Or you can pick wallpapers, paint and tiles that mimic natural surfaces and colors to create a space inspired by your fave nature spots. Hack: pinecones and seashells make great natural decor, too.

Scents

Some of our favorite ways to bring the serene outdoors in (besides opening windows as much as possible): burning earthy incense, dropping some scented oils into an aroma diffuser or placing potpourri around the house. This way you can travel to your fave places, from the beach to lush forests, in minutes! 😉

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