Nature-Inspired Home Décor: 8 Sustainable Ideas
March 09, 2023

Nature-Inspired Home Décor: 8 Sustainable Ideas

Are you tired of feeling like you're living in a concrete jungle? Want to bring a touch of nature into your home without sacrificing style? Look no further! Here are 8 easy and sustainable ways to infuse a little bit of the natural world into your home décor. From copper sinks to moss walls, these ideas will bring a natural and fresh feel to your home, while helping incorporate sustainable materials and designs. 

So, put down that plastic fern, and let's get started on bringing some nature-inspired vibes into your home! Whether you're looking to create a cozy, rustic feel or want to add a touch of greenery to your home, these ideas will have you well on your way to creating a nature-inspired home that's both beautiful and sustainable.

  1. Wood Elements
  • Incorporating wood elements into the design, such as hardwood flooring, wooden furniture, and wooden accents, can create a warm and natural feel in a home.

This can also be sustainable, as wood is a renewable resource. Using reclaimed or certified sustainable wood is an eco-friendly option. Hardwood flooring made from sustainable wood sources such as bamboo or cork can provide an alternative to traditional hardwood floors. 

Wooden furniture can be made from reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood and can also be finished with natural oils or stains to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. And wooden accents such as wooden beads, wooden bowls, or wooden wall art can add a rustic touch to any room.

  1. Natural Stone
  • Using natural stone, such as granite or marble, for countertops or as a backsplash can add a natural, organic feel to the home.

Natural stone is also durable and long-lasting. When choosing natural stone, it is essential to consider where it is sourced from. Some natural stones such as granite and marble can be extracted from quarries, which can have negative environmental impacts. 

To be more sustainable, you can opt for reclaimed stone, or consider using natural stones that are extracted from quarries with sustainable practices such as those certified by the Natural Stone Council. Additionally, it's worth considering using natural stone alternatives like engineered stone, which is made from natural materials like quartz and is more sustainable than traditional natural stone.

  1. Plants and Greenery
  • Adding plants and greenery to the home can bring in natural elements and improve air quality.

This can be done using indoor plants, a living wall, or by incorporating natural elements into the design, such as a moss wall. Houseplants not only bring a touch of nature into the home, but also have many benefits for both physical and mental health

They can help to reduce stress, improve air quality, and even boost productivity. Indoor plants come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and shapes, so you can choose the perfect plants that fit your home décor. 

For those who want to take it a step further, a living wall or moss wall can be a great way to bring a lot of greenery into a room without taking up floor space. These walls can be created using a variety of plants and mosses and can be designed to fit any space. Living walls are also known to have a positive impact on indoor air quality and have been used to purify the air in commercial and residential spaces.

  1. Natural Fibers
  • Using natural fibers, such as jute, sisal, or linen, for rugs, curtains, or upholstery can create a natural and organic feel in the home.

These materials are also sustainable as they are biodegradable. Jute and sisal are natural fibers that are derived from plants. Jute is made from the stem of the jute plant, which is a tall, annual herb that is native to the tropical regions of India and Bangladesh. Sisal, on the other hand, is made from the leaves of the Agave sisalana, a species of agave that is native to southern Mexico and Central America. 

Both jute and sisal are versatile materials that can be used in a variety of ways, such as in rugs, curtains, and upholstery. They are durable, strong, and eco-friendly, making them a great choice for those looking to incorporate natural fibers into their home décor. They are also biodegradable, which makes them a sustainable option. Additionally, they are natural insulators, they help to keep the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

  1. Natural Lighting
  • Incorporating natural lighting, such as skylights or large windows, can bring in natural light and create a connection to the outdoors.

This can also improve energy efficiency and reduce the need for artificial lighting.

  1. Copper Sinks
  • Using copper sinks can add a natural and rustic feel to the home. Copper is also a sustainable material as it is 100% recyclable.

Copper sinks are a beautiful and unique addition to any home. They add a touch of warmth and rustic charm, and their natural patina will change over time, creating a one-of-a-kind look. Copper is also a very durable and long-lasting material, making it a great choice for sinks. 

Copper is also a sustainable material as it is 100% recyclable, which means that at the end of its useful life, it can be repurposed into new products, reducing the need for new raw materials, and preserving the environment. Additionally, copper is naturally bacteria-resistant, which makes it a great choice for kitchen and bathroom sinks, as it helps to keep these areas clean and hygienic.

  1. Earthy Tones
  • Incorporating earthy tones, such as beige, brown, and green, can create a natural and calming atmosphere in the home.

Earthy tones are colors that are inspired by nature and can include shades of beige, brown, and green. These colors are often muted and subdued, and they can create a calm and soothing atmosphere in a room. 

  • Beige is a warm neutral color that can be used as a base color for a room and can be paired with other earthy tones such as brown or green. 
  • Brown is a rich and warm color that can be used in furniture or flooring, and it can also be used to create a rustic feel in a room. 
  • Green is a cool and soothing color that can be used to bring a touch of nature into a room. It can be used in plants, curtains, or as an accent color on walls or furniture.
  1. Natural Elements
  • Incorporating natural elements such as a fireplace, a wall of exposed brick, a reclaimed wood wall or a fireclay sink can create a natural and warm feel in the home.

Reclaimed wood is a sustainable option as it is reclaimed from old buildings, reducing the need to cut down new trees.

Fireclay is a material that is commonly used in the manufacture of sinks and other fixtures for the home, such as toilets, bathtubs, and shower trays. It is particularly popular for use in kitchen sinks, farmhouse sinks, and bathroom sinks, due to its durability, strength, and resistance to stains, scratches, and heat.

In recent years, fireclay sinks have grown in popularity as more homeowners search for enduring, environmentally friendly, and fashionable solutions for their kitchen and bathroom. They are often used in bathrooms and kitchens that have a traditional, farmhouse, or rustic design.

Due to its strength, endurance, and resistance to heat, stains, scratches, and other environmental factors, fireclay is also utilized in the production of various domestic items including floor tiles and decorative items.


So, whether you're looking to add a touch of rustic charm or create a more natural and calming atmosphere in your home, these 8 ideas are sure to inspire you. Contact us today and allow Fossil Blu to help you choose a Copper of Fireclay sink to add to your home atmosphere in a way that's both beautiful and sustainable. In the meantime, check out our blog for more inspiration and ideas.