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!
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!
Elements of nature radiate calming energy.