They say your home is your castle. For that reason and others, it’s important to feel safe and comfortable inside. One way to achieve the goal is to add natural elements that appeal to you and your loved ones.
Psychologists say staying in touch with nature can bring big rewards to mental, emotional, and even physical health. However, in some existing structures, it’s not always easy to make that connection happen.
Now, you can incorporate natural elements and items that most appeal to you with a new custom home. Here’s where you can get all of the things you’ve always dreamed of in a residence, without having to deal with the awkward aspects of some existing houses. Use these tips to get started:
Furniture and Décor
Wood furniture (and accents) give an instant natural feel to your home. You’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to use real wood in a sustainable way. In addition, art pieces that feature animals or nature scenes help create a simple yet elegant motif.
You could also dress up your coffee table with shells you found on the beach, interesting natural objects from the woods, and even eye-catching plants and flowers discovered throughout Central Florida.
Plants and Flowers
To that end, design experts have long touted the benefits of having plants and flowers inside. Make a statement with plants that feature large leaves. You could also get creative and place various organic material with different natural colors.
An added benefit of indoor plants is that they give off oxygen, which is beneficial to your loved ones and pets. Of course, plants and flowers need lots of natural light to grow properly, so you’ll want to keep that in mind.
Unfortunately, natural light isn’t always a possibility in some existing structures. You might have to put up with awkward layouts that make it difficult or even impossible to grow plants inside. Thankfully, that can be a frustration of the past when you build a high-quality custom home.
Along with windows and doors, you might opt for a skylight that will instantly brighten any room, and provide an inviting and relaxing area for friends and family members. You can also switch out dark and/or heavy curtains and window treatments for light and bright options. Your custom home builder can provide other insight and information you might not have previously considered.
As mentioned, your custom home can and should reflect your unique personality, and include all of the things you most want and need in a residence.
Perhaps a bathroom with marble floors and countertops is on your list to create an individual oasis right in the comfort of your own home. Or maybe you love to be outside, entertaining guests or simply taking a load off after a long day. Backyard features and landscaping will be high on your list.
Whatever your specific goals, it’s nice to know that there is a way to be safe and content at home every day of the year. In fact, for nearly 30 years, Vanacore Homes has assisted countless residents just like you in crafting the ideal custom home. Browse our website to learn more about our process. Then, contact us today to get started on a stand-out custom home of your own.