Decorating Ideas for Earthy Rooms
You can't beat woven textiles, worn woods, and cozy colors for a fresh look that lasts year-round. Invite the outdoors into your home with these earthy decorating ideas.
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Rustic and Refined
Take cues from nature by using the colors of surrounding land in fabrics, furnishings, and fixed elements. A stately stone fireplace and a reclaimed-wood ceiling elegantly introduce rustic flavor to this living room, while a steely gray armchair, graphic ottoman, and sprawling leather sofa further its rich, homey aesthetic.
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A Touch of Glam
Sometimes all it takes is a little shimmer to glam up a neutral setting. Glitzy gold wallpaper looks playfully posh in this dining space, while worn wood and wicker elements convey warmth and character. Add a pint-size dose of color to an earthy setting with vibrant fresh-cut blooms.
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Wake up a sleepy neutral bedroom with quirky, conversation-starting collectables. Here, a distressed wood-plank wall is a blank canvas for whimsical, from-the-farm accessories. Ticking and quilted bedding bring rustic country style home.
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Clean and Calming
Clean, clutter-free spaces never go out of style. Easy-to-live-with colors such as tans, whites, and reddish browns combine with rich, natural textures to strike a calm note in this living room.
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Materials that Shine
Count on a medley of materials to inject instant coziness. Gray cabinetry and wood flooring take color cues from the stacked-stone accent wall. Touches of greenery on the window sill and throughout the kitchen blur the divide between indoors and out.
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Stress simply melts away in a bathroom filled with spa-like touches. Tactile textures set a tone of serenity in this neutral bathroom, creating eye-catching appeal at every turn. Variations of milk-and-honey-color tiles and wood visually expand the space, making it appear larger than it is.
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Lights and Darks
Spice up a ho-hum space with bold patterns, shapely furnishings, and contrasting colors. This chocolate and cream dining room gets a fashionable update thanks to houndstooth check chairs. A curvy pedestal table creates a visual punch.
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All in the Details
Clean lines and architectural elements easily transform any space into a lavish sanctuary. While this bedroom's walls gain some weight from wainscoting, the raffia wallpaper mimics the warmth of the wood bed frame. Exposed ceiling beams add unexpected drama overhead.
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This bathroom's streamlined simiplicity showcases white and gray tiles. To soften the room's sharp edges and make it feel more welcoming, natural elements such as a driftwood-framed mirror and woven baskets beneath the sink were introduced.
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Framed botanical prints and chartreuse accents welcome the serenity of the garden into this elegant dining room.
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Simple shapes and organic materials reign supreme in this farmhouse retreat. A muted neutral palette lets wood tones take the spotlight. Unorthodox accessories -- a step-ladder nightstand and yellow-painted antlers -- emphasize the bedroom's informal, playful nature.