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There has been a lot of talk in the design world recently about "bringing the outdoors in."

I've spotted this trend in larger picture windows, for example, framing a slice of nature indoors, shown here in Suzanne Dimma's own cottage.

Furniture is also an easy way to bring natural elements inside our homes. Check out these tree stump side tables by West Elm. They would work in any room, whether industrial, contemporary or classic country.

I love this industrial looking cart from Restoration Hardware. Each cart is a vintage original, with variations in distressing, cracks, finish and wheel construction.

This salvaged barn wood headboard project from Design*Sponge adds an outdoorsy, camping feel to your slumber without roughing it in a tent.

Swedish magazine Hus & Hem featured this cheery room with a bright green carpet that looks a lot like freshly cut grass. The clean-lined white furniture allows the rug to take centre stage.

All these elements and ideas for natural decorating have been filling up blogs and retail stores, and I must say, I'm into it. What do you think? How have you brought a slice of the outdoors into your home?

To see the trend working the other way, browse our Outdoor Rooms gallery, full of ideas on bringing an indoor feel to outdoor spaces.

Photo credits:
1. Suzanne Dimma
2. Natural Tree Stump Side Tables, West Elm
3. Factory Furniture Cart, Restoration Hardware
4. Design*Sponge
5. Apartment Therapy

Author: 

Holly Meighen

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