5 Ways to Bring the Outdoors In

Earlier this year we gave you the top twelve design trends for 2019. The summer season is the perfect time to celebrate Mother Nature with your home design. Best of all, there’s no guesswork involved with pulling this look off. We’ve created a guide for all the top trends in nature-inspired design to set you up for success. Keep reading for five ways to bring the outdoors in!

1.   Indoor Plants

KB Home kitchen with indoor herb garden

Decorating with indoor plants is a fantastic idea. Many studies have found that besides looking good, plants provide multiple health benefits, including lowering your stress levels and blood pressure. Try putting up some wall planters or hanging planters with succulents for a low-maintenance pop of color. Next, an indoor herb garden in a sunny spot in your home is a great way to combine beauty and function. Lastly, if you feel like you need some more ideas, we’ve got the lowdown on how to make your indoor garden bloom. Check out our handy guide to decorating your home with plants to find out which plants suit each room of your home the best!

KB Home wall planters with succulents

2.   Statement Wall

Anyone who has watched a home renovation show can attest to the fact that shiplap is back for good. Just don’t overdo it. We recommend creating a single accent wall with reclaimed boards or using planks from your local home supply store in different textures. The end result is a truly gorgeous, rustic effect. When it’s done you’ll want to curl up in front of the wall with a good book!

KB Home great room with shiplap wall feature

Finally, if you’re looking for a more dramatic impact, landscape wallpaper can create a window-like view of the vista of your choice. We love the relaxing mood it creates in the KB Home bedroom below!

KB Home bedroom with wallpaper scene statement wall

3.   Tile It Up!

Emser tile options in the KB Home design studio

The wide variety of tile choices really allow you to get creative when you’re personalizing your KB home. You can opt for colors and tones that are more neutral and rustic or choose shapes and patterns inspired by nature for a more modern effect. If it wasn’t enough that tile looks fantastic, we’ve got five more reasons tile enhances your home, from its sustainability to ease of maintenance.

KB Home kitchen with honeycomb tile backsplash

4.   Natural Materials

KB Home bohemian chic bedroom with woven basket wall hangings and dresser drawers

Little touches of nature here and there can go a long way towards creating a fresh and inviting aesthetic. We recommend determining what design theme you prefer: Bohemian? Rustic? Modern? From there, you can choose which materials suit your design theme best. Woven jute baskets work perfectly as wall accents for a bohemian bedroom, while rope-handled lanterns make a clean, nautical centerpiece. If you’re in the need of more inspiration, check out our Pinterest design inspiration board.

5.   Natural Wood Furniture

KB Home great room with bohemian chic decor, live edge coffee tables

Nothing says outdoors like gorgeous wood tones and textures. However, there’s no need to make everything the same shade—contrast earth tones with clean white walls to create an elegant statement. If you need a statement piece, try “live edge” furniture, where the edge of the piece of wood a table or shelf is cut from is kept in its natural state for a rustic effect. Or, you could go for a bohemian look: stump coffee tables made out of stone are Eco-friendly, super durable and beautiful.

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