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Spring trends: get the nature-inspired look

Nature captures our attention through the senses and helps us to relax and escape stressors. Learn how to mix and match two different natural looks to bring some benefits of the great outdoors inside.

A blue and brown living area with a sofa, footstools and an IKEA FABRIKÖR glass-door cabinet in blue.
A blue and brown living area with a sofa, footstools and an IKEA FABRIKÖR glass-door cabinet in blue.
A selection of small home furnishing accessories in neutral hues and blue accents.

Create a calm and coordinated look

Use earth tones to form a warm base. Think sandy beaches, fields of grains and desert canyons. Add an accent hue in shades of blue for a calming effect reminiscent of the sea and sky.

A collage of textiles and materials in natural hues.

Play with textures

This style is all about mixing textures to add interest to the room – think genuine leather, solid wood and rattan. Don’t be afraid of ‘imperfections’ such as rough surfaces or leather with patina – those details just give extra character to your interior.

How to furnish the look

Try relaxing neutrals on bigger items. You will probably keep these pieces for a long time, so a pale base that can be updated easily gives lots of flexibility. Then add a few accent pieces (cushions, side tables, vases) in shades of blue.

Decorate with natural elements

Opt for materials that are kind to you and the environment, such as a soft throw made from more sustainable cotton and pure linen. Add authenticity with a handcrafted rug and an imperfect clay vase for a one-of-a-kind style.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Nathalie Kamkum
Photographer: Daniel Wester
Writer: Anna Blom