Sometimes my favorite decor finds aren’t found on a shelf or with a price tag. Sometimes my favorite decor staples are just outside the front door or in the backyard. Nature’s finds may not be shiny or sparkly. In fact, when we decorate with nature they will likely be covered in dirt, pine needles or tucked under a layer of mulch. We might unexpectedly find residents taking shelter inside pinecones and acorns.
But there is something that happens when we …
decorate with nature
Decor from the outdoors brings a bit of history, maybe a memory or just a cozy feeling into our homes. Nature’s finds aren’t perfect, and neither are we or our homes.
When we choose to decorate with natural finds, from our own backyards, it gives our homes a bit of an organic, one of a kind decor feature.
Just think about that for a second….
But the one thing nature’s finds won’t have is the origin of manufacturing stamped on the back side. How cool is that idea?
There is something about decorating with the outdoors that makes us appreciate a little bit more the gifts mother nature gives us in our own backyard or neighborhood.
mother nature’s gifts
On your next walk around the block with the dog or the kids or after dinner, take a look at around your yard. Get the family involved and ask for their help to find a four-foot stick or a dozen pinecones. Get everyone busy pinecones, acorns or down branches.
Take a different path…
Last fall I found a stack of tree branches on a sidewalk. The landscaper/arborist was more than happy to load my car with dozens of branches. I have used these branches over and over. The following are a few ways I used the original stack of branches in the inside of my house.
What have you found in your backyard or on a morning walk that is now a favorite decor staple?