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Bring Nature Into Your Home With These Easy, Crafty Ideas

Don't have a green thumb? Let these creative hacks help you achieve a refreshing space.

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Photography: @idalaerke on Instagram and decoart.com (Main Photos)

Indoor plants are all the rage these days. Admit it, at one point, you may have wanted to get a fiddle-leaf fig or a Monstera deliciosa plant. But if you’re not naturally adept to gardening or caring for green babies, having these plants in your home might prove more difficult than you can imagine. Despite the availability of low-maintenance plants, there is still caring routines you have to consider and each plant’s needs differ from the next. If you’re not fully committed to bringing in a live plant into your home but still want a touch of green, here are some alternative ideas to consider: 

Frame it.

Put your DIY prowess to the test by framing pressed flowers and leaves for décor. Simply gather flora or fauna from around your neighborhood or pick up pretty bouquets from the flower market and press them between books or weights. Once pressed, you can have these framed—it’s now just a matter of what frame to choose to go with your home theme. We suggest going for wooden frames for a rustic appeal or white pieces for a clean, streamlined look.

Shop for frames at The Landmark, Makati.


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You can hang them up or display them on gallery shelves. Not only is this zero-maintenance but you can change them up depending on the season or your mood. Just swap the flowers or leaves to ones of your choosing.

Don't scrap that scrap wood.

Branches are a great and affordable way to add nature into your home—plus they don’t need any maintenance whatsoever! There are endless ways you can turn branches into décor. 


You can mount them on walls for a unique shelving idea, display them on tables as art, gather slim twigs and place these in a glass vase, or use a few branches to spruce up an old lamp base to create a beach-inspired piece. Just make sure there aren’t any insects residing in them and you’re good to go.

Let your walls do the talking.


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If you really want to incorporate greenery into your home, why not try putting in plant-themed wallpaper or liven up a blank wall with a mural? There are great flora and fauna wallpaper designs in the market with a variety of styles to choose from. Schedule a visit to Studio Eleven to see tons of prints you can work with.


Pick up a palm design for a tropical-themed room or a print with fern patterns for a dark, lush feel. What’s great about this option is that you don’t have to add more décor since it will be the eye-catching focal point in the room.

Take a photo.


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Another easy way to put greenery into your home is to showcase photographs of lush landscapes. It doesn’t seem like it would do the trick, but you’d be surprised. Try framing a photo of mountain trees, a cactus range, or even just palm trees. Display these framed wonders in the living area or in your bedroom and you’ll instantly feel closer to nature. 

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