Decorating Ideas for Earthy Rooms

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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.

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.

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.

Farmhouse Simplicity

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.

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.

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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Sleek Sophistication

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.

Cool Contrast

Bring out the playful side of a classic look with a few elements of surprise. In this living room, a graphic rug delivers bold pattern underfoot. A high-contrast color scheme of white and espresso relaxes with the addition of woven textures and hits of inky blue.

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.

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.

A Little Bit Country

A weighty stone fireplace stands out against a paneled wall, rooting this living room in good ol' country charm. Hefty floorboards sporting an aged finish, oversize windows with unobstructed outdoor views, and swaths of buffalo-check fabric add to the room's welcoming patina.

Layered Look

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.

Serene Scene

Framed botanical prints and chartreuse accents welcome the serenity of the garden into this elegant dining room.

Rustic Retreat

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.

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