Bring the Environment to your Environment – Nature in Interior Design

by | Apr 17, 2021

 If you’re like us, we have spent more time outside in 2020 and 2021 than ever before.  Sure, it’s because our options are limited, but we have gained a newfound appreciation of all things natural.

Whether it’s the autumn leaves, the variety of flowers or the hues of a particularly spectacular sunset, nature is inspiring and endlessly beautiful.  So, it’s no wonder that we want to add those pieces into our interior design.

Adding that connection to the outdoors can give us a sense of peace and calm. It can make us feel connected with the earth and build appreciation for the resources that it gives us. For our commercial and hospitality clients, consumers expect corporations to be environmentally conscious and you can give a subtle nod to your eco-friendly brand with the use of natural elements.

If you’re love the idea of bringing the outdoors into your home, office or hotel space, read on for why we love it and how it can be done.

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1. Combining the environment with YOUR environment

 One great thing about natural elements is the versatility. Nature provides abundantly and so regardless of your style, there is something in nature that will match. You might love tons of greenery and add plants throughout your space.

Or you may lack a green thumb but love the sophisticated look of mahogany or other dark wood. You do not have to change your style to add natural elements. Choose something that resonates with you and add some personal flair to your interior design.

2. The Transformative Quality of Wood

 One easy and simple way to make a space look more natural is by adding wood. Wooden elements add warmth to any space.  Whether it’s raw wood for a natural look or something sleek for a more modern aesthetic, wood can be used from flooring to furniture to ceilings to enhance your design.


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Wood is also fantastic because of its longevity.  Beams and other pieces from older buildings can be reused or upcycled for an eco-friendly piece of décor.

When we add wood to bedrooms or restrooms, we create a spa-like effect.  It’s a great way to promote a sense of subtle luxury, especially for our hotels.

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3. The Best Natural Element of All – Sunlight

 We could go on and on about how great natural light is…in fact, we already have…but one part of nature that people tend to forget is sunshine! 

Using and maximizing natural light makes any room look larger and come alive.

A well-lit room energizes and inspires us!  Whether it’s large windows, a sunroof or a strategically placed mirror to enhance a small amount of sun, make sure you are soaking up as much of that natural light as you can!


Here at Lesley Wong Interiors, we want to create spaces that are beautiful, inspiring, and peaceful.  Reach out to us to find out how we can design a warm space that connects to nature. 


LESLEY WONG, Principal Designer

Lesley is committed to continuously keeping up with ever-changing trends and technology. But as every decorator knows, there’s no greater opportunity for learning than on-the-job experience. Lesley has worked in hospitality, commercial and residential projects and enjoys crafting customized and beautiful environments for her clients.

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