Since Singapore has an urban landscape, the appeal for nature in one’s home is an idea that is becoming more and more popular these days. Brining in some aspects of God’s green earth in your homes is not only soothing but also incredibly stylish. If you’re not sure where to start on this venture, here are a few ideas that can help you get the ‘natural reserve’ aesthetic in your own homes:
1. Start small with planters
Small indoor planters are an excellent way to get started with this idea. This also helps you alleviate the fear of a terrible green thumb. You can experiment all you want with these small plants and boost your confidence for the big stuff.
2. Don’t be afraid of the larger greens
The ‘natural reserve’ look can never be complete without some leafy greens within the ambiance. Since you’ve already begun with the small-scale emulation of planters, you can try your hand at bigger plants – an even hydroponic walls if your budget allows.
3. Tabletops and the like
Stone tabletops – whether natural or engineered – are a surefire way to enhance the ‘natural reserve’ look in your homes. While you cannot have the output of an all-natural forest in your homes, you can certainly get close enough by choosing marble, granite, and quartz surfaces that emulate a similar aura. All you have to do is install them in an apparent location and you’ll get it right.
4. Stone masonry interpretation
Stone masonry is always reminiscent of a cottage in the woods or a retaining wall of sorts – all very middle-of-the-forest in outlook. You can definitely emulate it in your own homes for a rugged effect. In fact, the kitchen bar featured in this image is an excellent example of how you can bring in such a texture within your homes. The aquarium backdrop only adds to its natural appeal.
5. The trickery of animal-shaped furniture
You might have heard of animal-prints, but have you ever seen an actual animal shaped furniture piece? Well, rest assured these are the height of trendy-chic these days. Their abstract interpretation borders on literal – e.g. sheep, hippos, elephants, etc. – and all of them have a very artistic aura that will make your space feel like a natural reserve encapsulated in an urban setting.