Today we’re thrilled to have a special guest post from the creator of the Bohemian Collective, Laura Mazurek, to give us a few tips for bringing nature into your decor.
Laura is the curator of the Bohemian Collective – a website and magazine that highlights independent artists and a bohemian lifestyle. She is one of the artists herself and creates earthy, bohemian, spirit jewelry and home accessories through her line Roots and Feathers. (She also is the proud owner of Joybird furniture, so be on the look out for more on her space soon!)
With the summer months approaching, the days stretching out longer and the nights getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to add some earthy elements to your home decor. Natural accents like crystals and antlers have been trending in home decor for sometime, and you don’t have to be a boho expert to pull off the look. We asked Laura to lend her bohemian styling expertise on bringing nature into your decor scheme. Grab a cold brew, put on some Neil Young, and check out her top tips for displaying nature in your home…
As a nature lover, one of my favorite things to decorate my home with is natural elements from the outdoors. I am always collecting driftwood, unusual stones, feathers and even bones when I come across them in my daily adventures. Sometimes I will use them when I make art, but other times their beauty alone is deserving of being showcased. Throughout my home you will find these elements of nature displayed in many different ways.
Here are a few ideas for bringing the beauty of the earth inside your dwelling space:
1. Display found objects among your other knick knacks on a curio shelf or cabinet.(The Joybird Browser Wall Unit is a perfect piece for this kind of display!)
2. Add a beautiful piece of driftwood to your wall as art.
3. Create a rock collection along a windowsill or porch railing.
4. Make a plant hanger from shells or a mobile from rocks + sticks.
5. Create a nature wreath with sticks, pinecones + feathers.
6. Use a gorgeous abalone shell as a soap holder in your bathroom.
7. Paint art on found river stones.
8. Press found flowers or leaves and then make a collage in a frame.
9. Use shed antlers in a centerpiece on your mantle.
10. Display found feathers or leaves in old bottles or vases.