How to Achieve a Modern Organic Style at Home

Nature and organic elements are here to stay. Here is how to incorporate them into your home.

a cream sofa and small wooden coffee tables in neutral color palette
Organic shapes and materials are in | Followtheflow/Shutterstock

Bringing nature into our homes is not a new thing. People have always tried to bring a part of the outdoors into their homes, be that for enjoyment or to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Nature has a soothing effect, so it’s not surprising that people want to surround themselves with natural elements.

Growing awareness of the environment and a focus on being eco-conscious are the driving forces behind the modern organic style. The connection with nature has become even more vital in recent years, and we see that in how homes are decorated. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can add organic elements and bring nature into your interior.

Opt for a natural color palette

For an immediate and drastic change, try switching up the color palette in your home to create a more organic atmosphere. Neutral hues work best here as they change the mood and are inexpensive and effective. They allow you to transform the space easily and create a serene space.

living room corner with neutral ang green colors, many plants, and wooden furniture
Neutral color palette | Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock

The safest bet is neutral when you want to create a serene indoors. Soft shades like brown and greens replicate some of the natural shades you would find in the outdoor world, and this can harmonize with and amplify the natural feel you want to create.

Add natural elements

We appreciate the outdoors and want to replicate the elements occurring organically in nature. One way to add them to your home is to bring in some natural elements by employing them throughout your decor.

Wood, leather, and stone all spring to mind when we think of natural things; adding these materials into your home can help bring that little piece of the outside in. Choose your furniture to resonate with your style but also add a natural element to it - a leather sofa is a great choice here as it can practically come in any color.

living room corner with neutral ang green colors, many plants, and wooden furniture
Natural elements let us feel closer to nature | Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock

The type of flooring you choose for your home can also offer natural touches. Wood, bamboo and cork are great choices. Stone elements work great in any room, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Another great way to add natural elements is by exposing the brick walls often hidden behind drywall. Not every home has that options, but if yours does, you can create a unique and beautiful element in your house.

Say it with furniture

Wooden furnishings are durable and easy to incorporate into any interior style. You can go for classic rich mahogany to add a rustic element, or you can go with treated white woods to add a more minimalist feel. Try not to overdo it with all wooden furniture as it can be overpowering and have the opposite effect of calming and relaxation.

Wooden furniture comes in various styles, patterns and colors. From cabinets in the kitchen to dining tables, from tv stands to bathroom vanities, even headboards and side tables can all be wooden, which genuinely makes it the most versatile natural element you could incorporate. It can work in your favor by adding peace, serenity, and style to your home.

Another great way to incorporate some natural elements into your home? Stone decor. This material has become increasingly popular over the years, with people adding small stone elements into their decor, be it through indoor water fountains, buddha statues or even some kitchen tools. This is a great and subtle way to keep a natural feel to your home.

Use plants in your decor

Using natural elements in your home will help create that serene vibe of being in nature. Still, there is one easy thing - or multiple things, you can do that will help bring it to that next level, and it's obvious: plants.

They come in all shapes, sizes, types and colors, so you are sure to find one or more that will not only fit with your decor but also bring out your personality and create a fantastic home with organic elements.

Add plants to your home

Flowers are an excellent way of adding color to any room, especially if you are going the more neutral route but still want a pop of color. Sunflowers are a great idea as they not only brighten up a room and add that natural touch but also have an immediate and positive impact on our moods.

Plants can be relatively high maintenance, and although flowers such as orchids would have the potential to elevate your interior, you may not be ready for the effort that goes into maintaining them. There are many plants that only require a little maintenance, and you can easily use them to add natural touches to your home. A Snake Plant would work well here, or even some cacti, as they will help with those natural vibes you want but only steal a little of your time or attention.

Create spa-like bathroom

Adding natural elements to your home can help create a sense of peace and relaxation. Your bathroom is a great place to incorporate those natural elements and create a spa-like oasis. Use stone and brick materials and neutral colors for a sense of serenity.

sponges, showercreams in a brown neutral flask, soap, and plants
Create spa-like atmosphere | Igisheva Maria/Shutterstock

Grey tones work amazingly here but don't shy away from the classic white. Another option is to add wooden finishes like shelves and cabinets. Luxurious towers, robes and mats can also help to create a cozy feeling. Use natural fabrics like cotton or bamboo for an extra touch of nature.

Another simple trick? Plants. Add an aloe vera plant or some eucalyptus and enjoy a touch of nature in your bathroom. As we've said, adding plants for that organic element almost feels like cheating. Still, they are such a simple and convenient solution.

Don't forget the light

Like plants, flowers and other living creatures, we also rely on sunlight to survive. Natural lighting helps to brighten not only a room but also our mood. Lighting is an essential design element, and when it comes to your home, it can create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

minimalist living room corner with a mirror, a grey sofa, plants, and a groovy standing lamp
Use a mix of natural and artificial light | Pixel-Shot/Shuttestock

Natural lighting helps you and your room but also impacts every other element in the room. It can bring out the color on your wall or draw attention to that art piece you have on display. You can mix natural and artificial light to create a bright and welcoming atmosphere.


We have always been and are continuing to have a fixation with nature, and it's because we are a part of it. We are living beings who need natural and organic elements, but we must also respect them.

Bringing the great outdoors inside creates a sense of peace and lets you enjoy nature. Use our tips and tricks and follow them to create a home that calms you, takes inspiration from nature and gives you that serenity you need at home when trying to escape the reality and the chaos around us.

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