Helpful Hannah Tip #1

Bring elements of nature specific to the season inside to decorate your home.

Years ago when my son, Ben was little we took a daily walk in our neighborhood or at the park.  Every single walk involved searching for a new rock to add to his ever-growing collection we kept housed in our foyer closet.  The rocks varied in size and some were so large that they would not fit in his pockets and so I had to carry them home.  He memorized each rock that was added to his collection and each one brought special joy to him for its individuality only he could see.

These walks not only gave my son fresh air and exercise, they taught him how to bring nature inside.  You see Ben was happiest when he could select rocks to place on his dresser or nightstand to see each day.  This was his way of decorating his own space.  A little bit of nature that he had discovered on his own filled his room!

Photo credit: Susan Muehl

Why leave nature outside?

Just like my son, you can bring elements of nature indoors to enjoy.

There are so many ways you can achieve this.  Here are some examples:

  • Decorate with seashells, sand dollars or unique rocks you find outside.
  • Place shells in bowls, on coffee tables or sitting as a collection.
  • Let driftwood or unusual pieces of wood adorn the hearth.
  • Bring wildflowers in and surround your homespace with their beauty and fragrance in every room of your home.

Look for other bits and pieces of nature found during the summer season and place these around your home as well.

Your options are limitless and you can make this a family event to share all summer long.

Bring the wonders of the outdoors into your home. Celebrate the season!

One thought…

Elements of nature radiate calming energy.


Photo credit: Sean Kalooky


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Jamie Balzer

About Jamie Balzer

Jamie has worked in the field of interior decorating for over 10 years and has owned B&A Interiors, LLC for almost as long. Partnered with her daughter, Sammi Blake, Jamie has been honored to work in homes and businesses across the country. Knowledge and experience is but part of what she has to offer. As a young girl, Jamie intuitively understood that the placement of things, the color of things, and the arrangement of things evoke certain feelings. Working together with this knowledge, experience and intuition Jamie has answered the call to her life’s purpose- teaching the spiritual truth of what she believes- “Everything begins in the home”. As a branch of B&A Interiors, LLC, Living In Perfect Harmony emerged to teach her philosophy. Jamie believes, “if you live peacefully and beautifully at home, you are well, your family is well and that helps to make the world a better place”. Jamie's most passionate role is as a mother and grandmother. Jamie currently lives and works in the Chicago area but also continues her business in Charlotte, NC as both a decorator and a homespace coach. She is certified in Reiki Therapy which she believes broadens her success as a homespace coach. Jamie is available for private consultations, lectures and seminars.

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  1. Great….love the story of Ben….thought I had heard most stories….love ya…Susie Enjoy your blog very much. You are capturing my feelings of my own home which I cannot do without at this time.

    • You know I am full of stories. It is funny how the tiniest memory can come back, resurfacing to teach you more about life. And, I know your home truly is your sanctuary at this trying time in your life. This is where you are closest to Al. I hope these words and all the others on my blog keep speaking to you.

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