Now that temperatures are dropping around the country and some states are already seeing snow, we are going to be spending more and more time indoors. Each season has its own beauty, but they can have drawbacks too. As the days grow shorter and colder, many of us will be missing the outdoors and being surrounded by nature. So why not bring nature indoors to us? Take a look at 6 of our favorite ways to bring the outside in so you can enjoy nature year-round.
HOUSE PLANTS AND FRESH FLOWERS
What says nature more than a room full of plants? Not only will houseplants give your home’s look an instant upgrade, you will enjoy caring for them throughout the year. Be sure to determine what kind of sunlight the different areas of your home receive in order to choose plants that will be able to thrive there. You can also put fresh flowers in vases or decorative glasses around your home.
OPEN THE CURTAINS AND SHADES
If you feel comfortable having your curtains open, draw them back and open the blinds to let in the natural sunlight. There will be days where it seems there is not much light but having the curtains open can make a big difference to brighten your home.
Go for a walk around your property to look for natural items that you enjoy. If you do not have any woods or trees around, head to your local park for a scavenging hike. Look for any interesting rocks, branches, or pinecones that you could clean up and display in your home. Just be sure to check for bugs before you bring them into your home. We don’t want that much nature indoors!
GET SOME FRESH AIR
If the weather permits, open your windows to get some fresh air into your home. It is good to let fresh air in on days that have good air quality. Not only will you enjoy the instant change in your home atmosphere that the fresh air will bring, you may also be able to hear sounds of nature.
DECORATE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS AND COLORS
Think about the colors associated with your favorite aspects of nature and use that color scheme to decorate in your home. If your favorite place is the woods, use greens and browns to give your home that natural feel. You can also use natural materials like wood and stone for an even more natural look.
DISPLAY ART THAT FEATURES NATURE
The choices are practically limitless when it comes to the different types of art you could choose to bring nature indoors. You can display images of your favorite flowers, trees, animals, or landscapes. Choose pieces that will bring you joy whenever you look at them.
We hope these tips help you bring some nature indoors during these colder months. Stop by our Facebook page and share with our Zippy Shell community how you bring nature in. If you have a move coming up, or you need mobile storage options, give us a call at 888-947-7974. We will provide you with a no-obligation estimate and answer any questions you have on the services we offer. We look forward to hearing from you!