Summer home makeover: Nature-inspired interior design ideas to transform your space - Hindustan Times

Summer home makeover: Nature-inspired interior design ideas to transform your space

By, New Delhi
May 12, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Dive into our guide on nature-inspired interior design, where lush greens, earthy textures and organic elements transform your space into a serene sanctuary.

Summer is here, and our living spaces are ready for a revitalising makeover! With longer days and sunnier climes, our homes need a transformation. Therefore, why not choose interior design ideas that create a space for homes to update their decor? This summer, let's embrace a mix of nature-inspired themes and go beyond the traditional seashell designs and floral prints. This season, we can transform urban homes into havens that evoke a sense of closeness to nature by incorporating the vibrant textures of the natural world. Nature-inspired decor is not only a stylish option but also an invitation to bring elegance and tranquillity into our homes.

Summer home makeover: Nature-inspired interior design trends(Unsplash)
Summer home makeover: Nature-inspired interior design trends(Unsplash)

Ar. Anurag Pashine and Ar. Pallavi Pashine, Founder and Principal Architects at Salankar Pashine and Associates shared with HT Lifestyle their insights on how to integrate nature into homes with some quick decor tricks effortlessly. (Also read: Psychology of furniture and decor: How your home interior design influences your mood and well-being )

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Nature-inspired summer interior design ideas

When creating serene and nature-infused interiors, natural light is the most crucial element. Expansive windows, skylights, and glass doors brighten spaces, giving a feeling of openness and enhancing the space inside out. Complementing this design choice, lightweight drapes can help to diffuse light softly across rooms, setting a tranquil tone that is soothing and inviting.

Another essential element that adds life to the interiors is colour! Summer design palettes favouring earthy tones, soft greens, sky blues, and warm beiges portray the natural landscape and are instrumental in establishing a calming environment. Applied thoughtfully across walls, furnishings, and decorative accents, these natural tones ground the design and contribute to a pervasive sense of peace.

A nature-inspired design is complete with the inclusion of plants. Indoor plants do more than beautify as they enhance air quality and introduce liveliness to the interiors. Strategically placed large plants, such as fiddle leaf figs or palms, can serve as focal points.

Additionally, the tactile quality of materials is one of the other important features when it comes to the connection with nature. Incorporating natural materials such as wood, stone, rattan, and linen through furniture, flooring, and accessories brings the essence of the outdoors inside. A wooden coffee table or stone countertops, for instance, can resonate with an earthy exterior, making every interaction with these elements a reminder of the natural world.

Furthermore, having a seamless flowing layout that merges the interior to exterior spaces is also effective. Bi-fold doors or movable glass partitions open up homes to gardens and decks, diminishing the traditional barriers and making nature an integral part of daily life. Adding to the sensory experience, the incorporation of water features, like small indoor fountains or wall-mounted waterfalls, introduces the soothing sounds of trickling water, which cools the summer air and also brings peace to the atmosphere of the space.

In the coming years, we can look forward to an increase in spaces that blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, and our living spaces become more adaptable and responsive. Innovations in material technology and architectural design will likely improve our ability to bring nature into the concrete jungles. The future of design holds a promise of integrating spaces that are more aligned with the earth's rhythms.

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