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4 Easy Ways to Bring Outdoor Elements into Your Home

Merging indoor with outdoor is a big trend for 2014 where elements found in nature, like wood & stone, will be brought inside. Bring this trend to your home with these 4 ideas:

Lattice

Lattice, a trellis structure that’s usually used outdoors in gardens to support growing vines, is moving indoors. The look is perfect for a sunroom, and looks fresh in nearly any space. Try it on the walls or ceiling to add dimension & texture to a room. We like it with youthful, unexpected decor and punchy color.

 

Lattice Interior Decor Walls Trends Spring 2014

Cole & Son Wallpaper - Bagatelle - Olive 99_5026_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Bagatelle – Olive
S. Harris Fabric - Burkina - Seaglass 8423405
S. Harris Fabric – Burkina – Seaglass
Surya Pillow - COM013
Surya Pillow – COM013
Ryan Studio Pillow - Turtle Shell - Turquoise
Ryan Studio Pillow – Turtle Shell – Turquoise
Dash & Albert Rug - Annabelle - Wheat RDB273
Dash & Albert Rug – Annabelle – Wheat

 

Stones

Typically used on the outside of country homes, castles & cottages, stone walls bring a rustic feeling to a room. Instead of breaking the bank to have it installed in your space, go for a trompe l’oeil wallpaper that looks just like the real thing. Balance the look with clean, yet comfortable seating covered in crisp linen and accent with pops of red and some ethnic prints. We like how this living room uses rough-hewn wood tables next to pillows for extra seating.

Stone Wall Interior Decor Outdoor Meets In

York Wallpaper - River Rock - RN1064
York Wallpaper – River Rock – RN1064
Robert Allen Fabric - Linen Slub - Greystone
Robert Allen Fabric – Linen Slub – Greystone
Threads Fabric - Jarah - Cream ED85084_120_0
Threads Fabric – Jarah – Cream
Surya Pillow - ZZ407
Surya Pillow – ZZ407
Surya Pillow - JS012
Surya Pillow – JS012
Pindler & Pindler Fabric - Inca - Aztec Pdl 2719
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Inca – Aztec
Fabricut Fabric - Little Sheba - Hearth 2962601
Fabricut Fabric – Little Sheba – Hearth

Worn Wood Walls

A far cry from the 70s wood paneling, the new wood-on-walls look is distressed and done in washed out shades. It looks especially refreshing when paired with a pastel peachy hue and charcoal sofas. Play into the natural look by using wood furniture in a warmer shade along with other organic materials like hemp & bamboo.

weathered worn distressed wood walls wallpaper interior decor

Andrew Martin Wallpaper - Timber - Limed
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Timber – Limed
Robert Allen Fabric - Linen Slub - Charcoal
Robert Allen Fabric – Linen Slub – Charcoal
Stout Fabric - Ardsley - Smoke
Stout Fabric – Ardsley – Smoke
Surya Pillow - SL004
Surya Pillow – SL004
Surya Pillow - SL009
Surya Pillow – SL009
Surya Pillow - ZZ425
Surya Pillow – ZZ425
Jaipur Rug - Kareem - Gray/Tan
Jaipur Rug – Kareem – Gray/Tan

Malachite

Malachite, naturally found in copper ores, is a bright green stone with bands of green that run through it. Get the look in your home by using fabric or wallpaper that mimics the element on an accent chair or wall. Because the green is so vivid, small amounts go a long way. You can also do a black & white version on the walls, which looks great in a bathroom.

Malachite Pattern Chair Interior Decor

 

Robert Allen Fabric - Malakos - Malachite
Robert Allen Fabric – Malakos – Malachite
Cole & Son Wallpaper - Malachite - Green 77_7024_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Malachite – Green

malachite wallpaper interior decor cole & son trompe l'oeil black white bathroom

Cole & Son Wallpaper - Malachite - White 77_7023_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Malachite – White

 

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