Many writers dream of getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to find their muse. In fact, planning a weekend trip to a remote place is a fairly common practice for authors who need a serene location for working on their latest book.
Unfortunately, weekend trips can be costly and may not be an option for all writers. When you look to nature for inspiration, you can create your own writing room that is just as peaceful and serene as a cabin in the woods.
Cue the right colors
Being outdoors surrounded by nature goes hand-in-hand with peace and serenity. When choosing a color palette for your writing room, let nature be your teacher.
Muted shades of beige, white, green, blue, and gray are good choices when selecting paint for the walls. Choose the wall color you prefer and design the rest of the room around it.
Nature is a combination of multiple hues and shades of colors. Make sure you mix colors rather than matching colors. For instance, if you choose a pale green color for the walls, accent the room with medium-gray shelves or bookcases. Add an off-white desk. A desk chair upholstered in a pale blue or turquoise fabric can be used to provide a peaceful pop of color.
Bring the entire room together by placing a large area rug in the center of the room. A beige rug will balance out the room nicely. For an even earthier feel, choose a beige rug with a leaf design.
Cue the right window shades and curtains
When choosing window shades and curtains for your writing room, choose ones that permit plenty of natural sunlight to filter through. Avoid room darkening shades or curtains.
Instead, choose woven window shades in natural colors. Bamboo window shades will also work well and blend in with the natural element theme. Choose lightweight curtains that contrast with the wall color. For instance, blue curtains contrast well with gray walls and green curtains with beige walls.
Cue the natural décor
When it comes to selecting décor for your writing room, think plants. Adding plenty of natural greenery to the room will give it the perfect outdoor appearance. Place a large potted plant in the corner of the room. Place smaller plants on a bookcase. Select a unique potted plant for your desk.
A basket or ceramic bowl filled with small river rocks can be placed on a shelf or stand. A small tabletop fountain makes a soothing addition to your writing desk. Natural beeswax candles will provide just a hint of ambiance.
For wall decor, choose a few nature-themed framed prints such as leaves, butterflies, and flowers. Modern art can also work as long as the painting is done in nature's colors.
What could be more inspiring than having your own personal writing retreat in the comfort of your own home? When you look to mother nature for lessons in decorating, you will soon be enjoying the peace and serenity of a writing space where inspiration reigns and your muse is sure to be found.Share