Above else, our homes should be a cosy place to retreat to at the end of the day, and there’s no better way to make your home feel snug than to echo elements of the natural world in the textures and colours you surround yourself with.
Calling on shades like deep forest green and warm terracotta, earth-toned decor reflects the colours found in nature, as well as natural materials – think jute, rattan, wood, even travertine stone – and can instantly transform your home into a soothing haven, so it’s no wonder it’s become one of the biggest interior trends of 2021.
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If you’ve been looking to embrace the trend but you’re not sure where to start, introducing even a few nature-inspired accessories into your home can instantly bring about a sense of stability, warmth and comfort.
Read on to discover five of our favourite neutral-toned accessories, or check out these earth tone décor ideas to learn how to use a natural palette in your decor scheme.
Oval jute rug, £119.99, H&M
The key to styling earth-toned accessories is attention to texture, and mixing soft linens with natural fibres such as rattan, hessian or jute will give any room in your home a cosy, relaxed feel.
If you’re looking for a way to add some subtle texture without overwhelming your space, this woven rug from H&M is perfect because it’s understated yet intricate. Try styling it under a wooden dining table to create modern farmhouse vibes, or position it under a simple coffee table to warm up a traditional Scandi-style scheme.
Kyri Leather Magazine Rack in Tan, £79, Made.com
If you’re a fan of luxe-look interiors, natural tones can still work for you this doesn’t mean that you should steer clear of earthy tones.
When styling your space, choose accessories that combine rich nature-inspired colours and metallic finishes. This Kyri magazine rack from Made.com is perfect for the job – the polished brass stand looks expensive and retro inspired, but the tan leather will have a grounding effect in your room.
Pika Green Glass Vase, £24.50, Oliver Bonas
There’s no better way to embrace the earth-tone trend than by bringing the outside in. Dried bouquets are all the rage right now, and they look even more effective when paired with an earth-toned vase.
Try styling a bunch of dried meadow flowers in this Oliver Bonas Pika vase for a soothing and comforting display.
All Roads Marfa Textured Throw Blanket, £118.00, Anthropologie
Choosing accessories that reflect the natural colours of the earth will make your home feel calm and tranquil alone, but if you can, opting for accessories that mimic the textures of the natural earth too will make your home feel even more snug.
We love how the layers of textured and tufted embellishments on this Anthropologie blanket remind us of the layering in natural landscapes. It’s sure to give any bed, sofa or feature chair look warm and inviting look – try taking inspiration from the cottagecore aesthetic and pairing it with lots of throw cushions.
Bamboo mirror, £65, Barker and Stonehouse
Painting walls with deep, earthy shades can give a room a wonderfully cocooning feel, but it’s always worth balancing out darker spaces with some light and bright features so they feel cosy and inviting, not dreary and shadowy.
This beautiful Barker and Stonehouse mirror will bounce light around a room whilst giving it a relaxed bohemian vibe. We love the retro sunburst effect – the circular shape is great for softening the harsh edges in box rooms.