Natural Interior Design Style Guide and Home Décor Ideas

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on January 27th, 2022

One of the signature features of Toll Brothers luxury home designs from coast to coast is the seamless, sophisticated flow from the indoors to the outdoors. Given our homeowners’ growing penchant for indoor-outdoor living, it’s no wonder that natural interior design – with its focus on accents, furniture, and color palettes inspired by the beauty of nature – is more popular than ever before.

 

What is Natural Interior Design? 

Natural interior design seeks to bring the outdoors in by incorporating natural and nature-inspired materials into the home, creating a look that is fresh, pure, authentic, and comfortable. Woven fabrics, wicker or rattan furniture and decor, and shades of green alongside nature-inspired neutrals are hallmarks of this wholesome and on-trend design style. Natural interior design creates a haven-like experience at home and an organic, elegant look while allowing you to feel connected to the outside world.

Deluxe design and style residence with natural light.
Skyline by Toll Brothers, Rocklin, CA

Natural Design Elements That Can Elevate Your Home Décor

There are many different materials and textures that can work together to create a gorgeous natural interior design scheme. Work one, a few, or all of these elements into each room of your home for natural interior design aesthetic with an elevated look and feel.

Cotton

As a natural fiber, cotton brings a wholesome feel to any space. Place a vase filled with natural cotton branches on a kitchen island or coffee table for a look that’s artful yet organic. You can also add some softness to bedrooms and sitting areas with cotton area rugs and throw pillows.

Charming kitchen wit natural interior design elements including cotton.
Alicante at Stonebrook by Toll Brothers, Sparks, NV

 

Real Plants

In addition to being beautiful to look at, houseplants help to purify the air and offer a naturally soothing effect. You can bring the serenity of the great outdoors into your home with plants of any size. If you don’t have a green thumb, succulents and cacti are ideal low- or no-maintenance options.

Plants are a great addition to your interior design that enhances your home atmosphere inspired by nature.
Preserve at San Tan – Papago Collection by Toll Brothers, San Tan Valley, AZ

 

Wood Accents

Wood accents will give your home a warm and cozy feel, and they work harmoniously with any natural interior design concept. Placing a wooden bowl of fruit on a kitchen island or dining room table is an easy way to incorporate this natural design element into your décor. Other options include hanging a mirror or piece of art with a wood frame or installing a wood accent wall.

Wooden interior accents provide a warm and inviting space for gatherings.
Enclave at Chester Springs by Toll Brothers

 

Wicker

Wicker and rattan pieces look stunning in just about every space in your home. Make a statement with woven furniture or a substantial woven light fixture. Or, use wicker in a more subtle way by incorporating natural woven accents pieces on tabletops and shelves.

Wicker furniture is functional for both indoor and outdoor use, creating a unique design element for kitchens and rooms beyond.
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Summit Collection by Toll Brothers, Porter Ranch, CA

 

How to Incorporate Natural Design Elements and Materials in Your Home

Choose Elements That Complement Your Style

When creating a natural design that’s right for your home, it’s important to choose elements that complement your style. Before you get started, spend some time assessing both your home’s style and your own personal style as well as the key components of natural design. Consider some of our favorite natural design elements mentioned above: cotton, plants, wood, and wicker. Which are you most drawn to? Follow your instincts to create a natural interior design that feels authentic and works effortlessly in your home.

Choose natural design elements that best suit your personality for an authentic representation of your design style.
Toll Brothers at Skye Canyon – Vista Rossa Collection by Toll Brothers, Las Vegas, NV

 

Swap Out a Few Pieces with Natural Elements

Start with one or two natural design elements that you love, such as cotton and wicker, and identify a few pieces in your home that you can easily update using natural interior design ideas. For example, give your breakfast nook a nature-inspired refresh with rattan accented chairs and beautiful organic cotton textiles. Start simple and expand as you develop your natural interior design style.

Transform your current home design by replacing minor home elements as a transition to the natural design trend.
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – The Summit Collection by Toll Brothers, Porter Ranch, CA

 

Find the Perfect Balance of Comfort and Design

Natural interior design is beloved because it promotes a sense of peace, calm, and well-being. When updating your home to include a natural interior design concept, opt for pieces that are not just beautiful to behold but also comfortable and harmonious with how you live—a natural fit for you and your lifestyle.

Natural design provides both a balance of comfort and style to fit any lifestyle.
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Skyline Collection by Toll Brothers, Porter Ranch, CA

 

A natural interior design aesthetic can give your home the feel of a relaxing retreat and a sophisticated sense of harmony. Try incorporating these natural interior design style tips into your space for an inviting effect that is sure to impress.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in over 60 markets and 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). Toll Brothers was named the World’s Most Admired Homebuilder in FORTUNE magazine’s 2022 survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies®, the seventh year it has been so honored. Toll Brothers has also been named Builder of the Year by Builder magazine and is the first two-time recipient of Builder of the Year from Professional Builder magazine. For more information visit TollBrothers.com. ©2022 Fortune Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. Fortune and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse the products or services of, Toll Brothers.

  • 2 Comments

    1. John Tasi says:

      Where does Toll Brothers buy the furniture that is used to stage the homes?

      Thank you for your time.
      John

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi John, we mainly partner with Pottery Barn to furnish our model homes. We encourage you to explore their collection. Thanks!

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