Find Your Decorating Style
Earthy and natural: Organic elements
COLORS Nature calms your soul in a way that others, rushing through life, might not appreciate. Carry that feeling into your home with earth-inspired hues such as the varied blues of sky and water, or forest tones.
FURNITURE Because you care about the environment, comfy sofas and chairs slipcovered in natural, washable cottons make sense. You'll probably feel drawn to accent pieces in wicker and reclaimed or sustainable woods.
PATTERN No one can improve on Mother Nature; her patterns are familiar and uncluttered. Follow her example with simple grasses, dragonflies, leaves and other earth forms in fabrics and wallpapers.
RUGS Only pure materials for you: sisals and cotton weaves.
WINDOWS Don't cover up nature's vistas! Easy roll-up wood or bamboo shades let you drink in the most scenery all the time.
ACCESSORIES Look for pieces that replicate nature's shapes and textures (such as "tree trunk" vases or inlaid shell boxes). Walks reward you with genuine bounty: a bowl of pinecones, a stone paperweight or a piece of sculptural driftwood.