All month I’ve been obsessed with nature and spending time outdoors. I planted my pond and started work on a new shade garden. Unfortunately our spring has been rainy and cloudy and I’m not getting as much outdoor time as I’d like. That might be the reason why I’m craving nature right now. So on these rainy days, I’m inspired to enjoy a touch of nature inside – perfect for summer decorating!
Fabrics with vines and plants are a great way to add a touch of nature. Swap out curtains and pillows for the summer season and then step back and enjoy.
Changing artwork is a quick and easy way to bring nature inside for summer decorating. You don’t have to spend a lot of money either. Simply print nature pictures and place inside existing frames. I have bird prints here and here that you can download and print. I also have cheery daisy prints – and also a pair of summer landscapes.
Hang a vintage poster in a room to give it summer freshness. Here, a Flower Show poster accents the berry colors of a charming English country style living room. Planted terra cotta pots add to the garden theme.
Don’t be shy! Add several elements of nature to a room. Modern botanic print fabric shades from fish and butterfly shadow boxes. Another butterfly collection adorns the window while a live plant filters the air.
You can create this same type of look in softer tones. Shades of cream and white give an ethereal vibe to an elegant living room with a botanical print, fresh flowers, and a bright orange knick knack that looks like a piece of coral from the reef.
A pretty pillow embroidered in a fern pattern is a subtle touch of nature to enhance summer decorating.
If you prefer neutral tones in your home, try a black and white scientific botanic print. And it’s okay to use garden furniture indoors, like this vintage rattan chair. I’m on the lookout for a pair of these – maybe I’ll get lucky at the next flea market.
Of course, green is an obvious color choice for bringing nature indoors. A simple floral stem is all that’s needed on the table.
Create a nature vignette anywhere in your home. A small plant with an egg under a cloche makes an attractive display.
But the best nature of all for summer decorating is a kitty cat! This furry friend is the perfect adornment for any home, don’t you think?
What are some ways that you bring summer decorating into your home with nature?