One very easy way to bring in outdoors inside is to use naturally harvested materials like these inside your home or close to your living space in your garden areas. Anyone living in North Idaho is blessed with abundance and the wooded areas around us are full of beautiful brush that can be harvested and made into almost anything! We recently collected twigs and branches of all sorts and wired them into frames and made panels to hang in the cieling of the gift shoppe at Westwood Gardens. We are renovating that area with all natural and re-purposed items. The panels were hung yesterday and they look fabulous and add an organic element to the space.
Our intention is to create an Urban/Natural look in our gift shoppe. The panels have definately done their part! As for the “urban”, we visited the Habitat for Humanity Surplus Store and found some galvanized metal pieces that were 12 feet long and are attaching them to the cieling as well to contrast with the branches. We already had a strand of outdoor lights that had circular galvanized metal tops above the bulbs. The look we wanted is really coming together and for very little money! It has been fun re-purposing and creating. It has reminded me of the abundance of resources all around us! I will certainly post photos when we are finished!