plant-filled home office

Photo: Candence Hays

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Go Natural

Nature is the greatest designer. Find inspiration in the patterns and textures of organic forms—from huge floral prints to rustic antlers, botanical fabrics to living greenery. Steer clear of synthetics such as neons and shocking brights—they can jar against nature's muted, earthy palette. Off-whites, greens, blue greys and earthy darks all work well alongside sun-bleached woods, rustic fabrics and natural-fiber rugs.

Focus on elements that echo the natural aesthetic: wood, cane, bamboo and other naturally sourced materials.