Now that the winter months are approaching fast, dreary days are more common. The flowers are gone from the garden and the leaves have dropped from the trees. Most plants have gone to sleep for the season. In these greyer days there are many ways you can bring a spot of garden cheer to your house.
Of course potted flower plants and cut flowers are one way, but they are very temporary. One permanent way you can bring nature inside is through your décor. Bringing nature to your décor is very simple through fabrics, wallpaper, and rugs.
Wallpaper is hard to change out, so you only want to do that if you know you’re really wild about the design, same thing with upholstery fabrics. One way you could change with the seasons is rugs.
There are all kinds of nature themed rugs. You can opt for an inexpensive manmade rug, but if you want staying power and long lasting beauty, wool rugs
are the way to go. I have both in my house and the wool is outlasting the synthetic hands down. After 5 years there is not even one hint of packing down or shedding.
There are so many beautiful floral pattern rugs these days, too. You can go for the more traditional Palace or Diamond rugs. However, there are a large number of bold nature themed rugs available now, Florence and Chelsea styles are a couple possibilities. I have to say that Kodari style rugs, with their bold graphics and intense colors, really caught my eye. If I didn’t already have a rug for the family room I’d be tempted to pick up their paisley rug, as it matches the color scheme and style of the room.
So, if the drearies have you yearning for spring before winter officially starts. Try perking up your house by bringing nature indoors.