How to Give Your Home a More Natural Feel

How to Give Your Home a More Natural Feel

The following is a contribution from another author.

If you would like to turn your home into a natural sophisticated paradise, it is important that you focus on the quality of materials when you are renovating. Whether you are planning a party or would like to feel better in the house surrounded by nature, use the below tips on how to make the most out of the space you have.

Stone Features

Whether you have an old cottage with beams or a modern home, you can add stone features that will make your house look more sophisticated. Use rough stones to connect your indoor space with the garden. You might get a stone surround built for your fireplace, but make sure you avoid cheap imitations that only look like stone (but feel like plastic). You can also add an indoor stone waterfall operated by batteries or mains, and feel like you are in the middle of a tranquil garden whenever you are chilling on the sofa.

Natural Materials In the Kitchen

It is also great to use natural materials in the kitchen. While high gloss kitchen units are popular today, you might be better off upcycling an old real wood cabinet or getting one built according to your needs and your style preferences. It might be a good idea to replace the cheap work surface with natural stone, such as marble, so you can have a hard-wearing space to work on.

Wood Accents

You might also want to add wood accents. If you have plastic or aluminum windows, you don’t need to replace them, unless you want to. Instead, you can cover up the frame with real wood accents. You can replace your door frames with oak ones, and create a great feature to hang decorations on.


Of course, plants are important to clear the air and to help you feel connected with nature. You might get a yucca tree or a palm, but small items on an upcycled ladder in the corner will do just as well. Make sure you check the water and light needs of the plant you are getting for your home, as there’s nothing more depressing than a droopy tree.

Natural Looking Decoration

You need to choose your decoration carefully to create a natural and earthy look in your home. Instead of cheap tinsel, you might want to get real plants and upcycled metal or stone features added to your home. Check out the latest Balsam hill reviews to find the right match for the style, color scheme, and the size of your home..

Today, many homeowners are stepping away from the modern plastic and mdf units and are reaching for natural materials. Whether you have the money to get real wood furniture and marble, or are looking to upcycle, there’s a solution that will match your budget. Go for hard-wearing and natural materials to give your home an executive look.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).