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Nature-inspired home decor

Selena Dehne is a marketing and public relations manager for JIST Publishing, freelance writer and life-long Hoosier. She covers home, entertaining, and holiday topics for and Selena has also published do...

Bring the outdoors inside

As temperatures drop, you're bound to find yourself spending the majority of your time indoors to stay warm. This confinement can be frustrating, particularly if you're a person who adores nature.
One way to feel closer to the great outdoors, without actually having to spend much time in it, is to bring nature-inspired decor into your home. Think beyond plants and flowers and look for decorative pieces that embrace the elements that remind you of nature. Here are a few items that can be displayed inside your home to make you feel better connected to nature at a time when you're unable to enjoy the outdoors as much as you'd like.

Bring the outdoors inside

Woods wallpaper

Not only has wallpaper made a comeback in the design world, it's now available in a wealth of stunning styles and textures. One that would particularly appeal to nature lovers is the woods wallpaper by Cole & Son, available from Anthropologie. This black-and-white wallpaper can be used to create a variety of ambiances inside a room, from peaceful and rustic to dramatic and haunting. Visit to order a sample swatch or to use the wallpaper calculator to determine how much you'll need to buy.

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Butari grand vase

You can create a beautiful, nature-inspired arrangement with dried botanicals and Crate and Barrel's Butari Grand Vase. This piece features a variegated banana bark veneer that resembles weathered wood. This particular piece is ideal for home decor, but there are a variety of similar, more affordable vases that can be used for event centerpieces. Check out, where you'll find birchbark covered vases and pots, as well as a wealth of dried botanicals to fill them.

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Antler outdoor pillow

One of the quickest, easiest ways to transition your home's decor out of the warmer months of spring and summer into the chillier months of fall and winter is to switch out your throw pillows. Pottery Barn's antler outdoor pillow is ideal for this transition. Display it with a mix of plaid or solid-colored throw pillows to give your bench, sofa or chair a look that's cozy and seasonal.

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Branch bowl

If you're looking for a decorative accent to adorn a table or shelf, check out the branch bowl from Z Gallerie. This piece features silver-tone electroplated metal and a mix of intertwined twigs, creating a look that's modern and outdoorsy. The bowl will look stunning in your home, regardless of whether you display it on its own or filled with seasonal fruit such as apples.

Birch tree branch silhouette candleholder

In addition to vases that look as though they're made out of birchbark, also offers clear candleholders that feature birch tree silhouettes. When accompanied by a solid-colored candle in shades of the fall season, this piece evokes the beauty and drama of autumn. Tall, cylinder vases featuring the birch tree branch silhouette can also be found at

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