It feels amazing to have a lovely, well-designed home. Where else are you the most comfortable, at ease and relaxed? Home is your haven, your place of respite, rejuvenation and restoration. It’s a place to share food, drink and merriment with your friends, family and other loved ones. That’s why having a gorgeous home, and garden, is so important. It’s a point of pride, and somewhere you can definitely impress your guests.
One excellent design philosophy is to incorporate organic materials into your home and garden design, to blend the indoors and outdoors more seamlessly. But how do you go about this, especially if you’re a relative newcomer to design and DIY?
This helpful article will share some beginner tips for incorporating organic materials into your designs, so continue reading to learn more.
Under most federal and state legislation, all homes with a pool must have secure pool fencing or another form of safety fencing surrounding the pool, including gates. This is so young kids, pets or elderly adults don’t accidentally make their way into the water and risk drowning. Since it’s a necessity, you can incorporate organic design principles into your pool fencing and turn it into a beautiful feature of your garden.
A timber fence is an excellent way to do this, with the wooden material being natural, sturdy and safe. It will also look amazing and match well with the rest of the organic aesthetic of your home and garden, which we’ll continue exploring below.
Add a Letter box
For your front garden, installing a letter box is an excellent organic design tip that will look natural, inviting and gorgeous for the front of your home. You can get these in a variety of shapes or sizes to suit the curb appeal for your home.
You could also add timber bird or possum boxes to the outside of your house to go one step further and encourage local wildlife to pay a visit.
Hardwood or timber flooring is an excellent type of organic design that looks amazing and is also highly functional and durable. When they’re clean, polished and gleaming they will dazzle you and enhance your home’s appeal.
Hardwood floors come made of timber planks milled from a single source of timber. They are easy to maintain with a damp cloth or cloth mop, so you can keep them clean easily. Furthermore, the timber floors will give your home a warm, rich vibe and contrast with your wooden furniture and other art and decor – if you pick these furnishings smartly.
This type of flooring is also strong and sturdy. Hardwood will withstand heavy foot traffic and is ideal for busy areas like living rooms and hallways. It can easily withstand dropped objects and heavy toy use, making it ideal for those with young children and pets. Hardwood floors will also increase the resale value of your home, as potential buyers always love hardwood. When it comes time to sell your home in the future, you’ll be grateful you chose timber flooring.
Another fun fact if you’re into music, is that hardwood flooring boasts better acoustics than other types of flooring, making your listening experience more immersive. This makes timber flooring perfect for lounges, or wherever where your stereo system lives.
Timber Planter Boxes
Next up is an organic garden design hack. Adding some elegant timber planter boxes to your garden is an excellent, organic method of keeping your outdoor space modular and adaptable. You can purchase planter boxes from many Australian nurseries, hardware stores and garden supply retailers, or you may even opt to make your own to match other DIY vibes you’ve got going in your backyard.
You can quickly and easily construct DIY planter boxes by using some basic woodworking skills and tools. You’ll want to nail or drill together four rectangular pieces of wood to make a rectangular planter box. These DIY planters can then be secured at the corners by using steel brackets. You’ll need a drill, some screws and perhaps a power saw if you want to cut your wood to size first to complete this simple construction project. Just be mindful that your wood should also be treated to reduce the chance of it rotting. You can buy pre-treated timber, or treat it yourself easily, making sure that the treatment will not be harmful to the plants you’ll put inside it.
Once finished, your timber planter boxes will add to your organic design theme, and be perfect for growing all sorts of flowers, vegetables and shrubs in your garden.
Timber Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are slat window or door coverings. The slats, or louvres – can be adjusted from a fully closed position to a completely open one, and can be angled anywhere between these two options, allowing you to fully control light and airflow throughout the room where they’re installed.
Timber shutters are an excellent organic choice because of their natural aesthetic, and bring a decidedly European feel to your home. They are available in different stain options, so you can compare or contrast them with your other interior design choices such as rugs, furniture, art and paintings. They also provide good resistance to warping, bowing and rot. However, they are best suited for living areas and bedrooms, as they don’t fare well in wet areas like the laundry, bathroom and kitchen.
This helpful article has shared a practical guide to incorporating organic materials into your home and garden design. From such a broad range of ideas including pool fencing, letterboxes and DIY planter boxes, we’ve covered all you need to know to begin your organic home and garden design journey, and upgrade your living space to something that is even more chic and peaceful.