The Natural Look: Organic Inspiration for Indoors

Get ideas for turning your home into an earthy escape with warm wood and rattan, botanical motifs, a nature-inspired palette and more.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe casual, yet chic, Jasper sofa from Room and Board ( fits the look perfectly.

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Connecting to nature can both relax and inspire, so why not create a garden of earthy delights indoors with one of Spring's hottest trends — The Naturalist. Whether your style is modern, country, retro, eclectic or minimalist, you can incorporate the various elements of this informal look in a way that still reflects your personal style. Built largely on a faded neutral palette and layering textures, the Naturalist blends warm wood and rattan with linen and seagrass, a handwoven rug or cork flooring, botanical prints, and nature-inspired patterns, like floral or leaf motifs. When selecting furniture, look for plenty of natural materials and fibers, textiles with subtle, organic prints, faded solids in natural hues, and materials that are informal yet built to last. Area rugs both warm and soften a room, add visual interest and ground the space, which is why they're so often seen in our favorite rooms. Botanical designs inspire us and since they're a common theme in rug design, flowers and leaves are easy to find. Flea market finds and other found items, such as stones or shells, add tactile appeal and organic dimension, especially when placed beneath a glass cloche or artfully arranged on a bookcase. Here's a roundup of our favorite Naturalist finds, so take your cue from Mother Nature for a comfortable, inspired way of living — a trend that never goes out of style.

Clean lines and slim cushions float atop wooden tapered legs of this sofa, giving the room an airy, modern vibe. Worried about white? Don't be — the Jasper is covered with specially fit, machine-washable slipcovers so you can sit down and relax. Mix in wooden trunks, worn walnut end tables with raw edges, glasstop tables with rusty legs (flea market finds), and vintage suitcases topped with a lamp, and you're on your way to building the perfect nest.