Natural by Design| Infusing Natural Elements into Home Decor

by West Parsons on August 21, 2012 · 3 comments

in decor, guest blogger

Nicole of Live Laugh Decorate writes:

To pay homage to the love of hair in it’s natural state, we’ve decided to salute decor inspired by natural elements. Driftwood, sand, river rocks hold center court in an entryway; woven ottomans, burlap headboards, grass cloth wallpaper, made us swoon.  Check em out (each photo is linked directly to its source).

bedrooms - sand grasscloth wallpaper burlap headboard French brass tacks white duvet red stitching mercury glass lamp linen shade white open nightstand



desk with warm colors and accents surrounding it

Okay, now pick yourselves up off the floor. Those rooms were kinda awesome. 

So don’t be alarmed if you can’t afford to spend the cash all at once to get fully designed spaces like these. Some of the best designed rooms are those that come together after years of collecting items here and there. 


  • Splurge on a can of paint – a white room goes a long way with these nature inspired pieces.
  • Select items you love, even if it costs a little extra. It’ll likely last you an eternity and will definitely become your signature piece.
  • Spend some time at your local thrift stores. I’ve found amazing wing back chairs, plantation chairs and much more for under $20, scooped them up, bought some inexpensive fabric and had them looking museum worthy after an inexpensive trip to my trusted upholstery guy.

Here are some great finds we pulled together so you too can infuse some of these items in your own home, one element of time. 

Get the Look For Less

1. Plantation chair from Z Gallerie 2. Headboard, Pier One Imports 3. Bamboo printed curtains from West Elm  4. Vintage wooden stool from Nicole White Designs Store 5. Coffee table Z Gallerie 6. Hand-carved side table, One Kings Lane 7. Home Sweet Home Pillows, One Kings Lane 8. Burlap fabric, which costs about $2 a yard at your local fabric store and said burlap used to wrap candle holders for DIY project

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AmeeraNakisha August 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I love this post!

My first degree is in interior design and I’d rather shop for home decor items versus clothes or shoes.

westNDNbeauty August 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Then you’d definitely love Nicole’s blog! I feel the same way about decor shopping. I take trips to Home Depot just because LOL I’m itching to buy a house just so I can decorate it Lol.

nikki w August 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Lol. I thought I was the only one! I hate the mall, but will spend hours at Home Goods and decor stores. I once spent an entire day at a fabric store, just using fabric samples to plan a variety of projects. Madness. I know but the owner was a crazy Trini woman who kept wine in the back of the store. We drank and chatted fabric all day.