February 26, 2013
Living in the city, chances are you don't get out of the "urban jungle" all that often. And while it's alive with noises and life, your particular jungle is low on verdant canopy and overpopulated with soaring skyscrapers. Not that you mind - because living in a city carries its own perks with it! But if you're dying to infuse your apartment with a little bit of natural influence and scenery, these three home design ideas could help.
But before you go climbing mountains or roaming the Sahara in search of ideas, consider the ultimate in all natural looks for the home - hardwood floors. Anderson Floors has long been an expert in hardwood flooring, which is why a collection like the Cimarron line is perfect for your home. Rugged, solid red oak, hand crafted and featuring intricate patinas of whorls and grain textures - the warm hues and full-bodied character of these boards is sure to win over guests. And, of course, they'll more than complement whichever nature-inspired home design you settle on.
1. Deep in the rainforest
All the exotic excitement of the South African rainforest, but without the poisonous tree frogs. This look is a unique blend of vibrant greens and exotic reds, yellows and blues. Tropical fish, bright tribal designs for floor coverings and all manner of folk art will really bring your space to life.
2. Roaming the African oasis
Populating your apartment with representatives from across the African animal kingdom will help lend an air of the oasis to your abode. From prints to stuffed animals to statues and wall decals - however you can fit lions, giraffes, antelope, hippos and other icons of the safari into your decor is ideal. And remember to stick to pearly pinks and sandy oranges for your color scheme!
3. Cozying up to a mountain lodge
Whether you're on the fifth or 15th floors, your apartment dwelling probably feels like a mountain lodge unto itself. Why not add a little character to it with the interior design touches of a ski chalet? Lots of wood, craftsman style furniture and perhaps a few representatives from the natural world in prints and/or couch throw and pillow designs - eagles, goats, black bears or even a mountain lion! Just let your imagination roam free.
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