Trending: Bringing nature into your home

I’m seeing a lot of nature-inspired design on my radar at the moment thanks to the Nature Fusion trend that’s hot in the interior world for 2024 and I want to share it with you so you can be in the know too. Let’s dive into how to incorporate this within your interior design choices, from furniture pieces to colour palettes, it’s a collective effort to get the look. Image credit: @lovehearts_and_laurels

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What is the Nature Fusion interior trend?

Nature-inspired design is set to weave its way into the fabric of interior design, quite literally throughout 2024.

This trend takes inspiration from natural landscapes, incorporating earthy tones, botanical motifs, and textured materials to create a harmonious and calming environment.

Think of it as an ode to nature within the confines of your home.

Canberra Dining Table with Blue Velvet Chairs & Bench

How to create the Nature Fusion trend

To embrace the Nature Fusion trend, I suggest starting with the colour palette.

Centred around mossy greens, warm browns, and calming blues, it captures the essence of forests, mountains, and oceans.

Then begin to explore furniture adorned with organic patterns and textures, like rattan and reclaimed wood.

Get the look with our Canberra range.

Why not refresh your dining room with the Canberra dining table with blue velvet chairs

You may be wondering how best to incorporate it into your home. Well, nature-inspired design can take many forms.

Whether you choose to incorporate a forest green sofa such as our Bloom 3 seater, natural stone accents, or large windows that let in ample natural light, nature-inspired design can transform your home into a peaceful retreat.

By embracing the beauty of nature, you can create a space that not only looks stunning but also has a positive impact on your mental and emotional well-being.

In terms of décor, expect to see indoor plants, landscape-inspired artwork, and natural fibres like jute and hemp.

Nature Fusion aims to create a sanctuary that connects people with the calming influence of the great outdoors, giving a sense of mindfulness and tranquillity.

The influence of nature-inspired design 

Embracing the beauty of nature within your home can truly work wonders, not just for the overall atmosphere but also for your well-being.

Biophilia describes just how nature-inspired design influences us.

It’s a renowned concept that recognises our innate desire to be close to nature, even when indoors.

By infusing elements of nature into your home décor, you're not only adding aesthetic appeal but also creating a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Picture cosy nooks bathed in natural light, soothing earthy tones, and the gentle presence of plants breathing life into every corner.

Relish in the incredible benefits inviting nature indoors has on your well-being.

Countless studies highlight the positive impact on mental health — stress reduction, mood enhancement, and increased productivity to name a few.

Doing so means your home becomes a haven, a space that not only reflects your style but also fosters a sense of calm and renewal – bliss!  

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How to infuse nature-inspired textures and colours into your home

When it comes to bringing nature into your home, I believe one of the key elements to consider is incorporating nature-inspired textures and colours.

By including these elements into your home décor, you can create a serene and calming environment that echoes the beauty of the natural world.

Selecting nature-inspired textures and patterns is an excellent way to add depth and interest to your living spaces.

I’d recommend opting for fabrics with organic textures, such as linen or jute, to bring a touch of nature indoors.

These materials not only look beautiful, but they also have a tactile quality that enriches the overall sensory experience of your home.

This is easier to do with your home furnishings and accessories, such as rugs.

In addition to textures, using earthy and neutral tones can help create a harmonious and nature-inspired atmosphere.

Earthy tones like shades of green, brown, and beige can instantly evoke the feeling of being enveloped by nature.

These colours can be incorporated through furniture, wall paint, or even accessories like cushions and throws.

To fully embrace the concept of bringing nature into your home, consider incorporating nature motifs in accessories.

Seek out decorative pieces that feature botanical prints, animal motifs, or natural elements like leaves and branches.

Our Botanicals range is a great place to start with their leaf and flower print designs.

These pieces can add a pop of visual interest and reinforce the theme of nature throughout your living space.

I’m hoping by now you’re feeling inspired to welcome the outdoors in with my styling tips and insight into this popular 2024 interior trend.

Please share your nature-inspired rooms with me over on Instagram @scssofas – I’d love to see them!

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Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

12th March 2024

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.