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Design Styles Explained: Earthy Interior Design Style

Do you love a home that feels warm, calming, and effortlessly chic? If so, an earthy interior design style might just be your style. Focusing on natural materials, an earthy design style prioritizes textures, a neutral and earth-toned color palette, and natural elements. This design style is ideal for anyone who wants to create a tranquil environment that feels both inviting and elevated. Let's dive into the key features of an earthy interior design style and learn how to incorporate it into your home.



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Key Features of an Earthy Interior Design Style


Neutral & Earthy Colors

Earthy designs rely on neutral and earthy colors like beige, taupe, cream, brown, and olive green. This color palette colors create a calming, inviting atmosphere and should serve as a backdrop for your home. Think a cream-colored sofa with taupe, brown, and olive green throw pillows, placed on a neutral jute rug. We recommend adding in some black throughout for contrast.


Natural Materials

Earthy interior design relies on natural materials such as wood, stone, leather, wool, linen, and jute. These materials give your home a sense of texture and depth, and work beautifully with a neutral color palette. When selecting furniture and decor, choose pieces made of real, organic materials to emphasize the earthy quality of your space. Layer these materials for a cozy and harmonious look.


Texture

Earthy design is about embracing the natural textures of materials, experimenting with patterns that play with light and shade, and layering different materials to create a sense of depth and familiarity. Layering your materials is key to getting an earthy feel, so don't be afraid to mix, match, and combine.


Bringing the Outdoors in

Earthy designs emphasize the beauty of the outdoors inside your home. Bring in natural elements in the form of branches and greenery. Place these items in ceramic, concrete, or terracotta planters and vases. The addition of greenery brings life to your earthy design, making it feel more connected to nature.


Examples of an Earthy Interior Design Style

This earthy entryway by Athena Calderone features a natural stone bench styled with branches and minimal decor, warm wood floors, an oversized art piece that adds depth and contrast, and a natural hand-woven wool rug with an imperfect geometric print.



an earthy entryway by Athena Calderone
an earthy entryway by Athena Calderone


This earthy kitchen by Becca Interiors features warm wood, natural and textured stools, and hard finishes that will patina beautifully over time.



an earthy kitchen by Becca Interiors
an earthy kitchen by Becca Interiors


This earthy living room by Lindye Galloway features a wood-paneled ceiling and neutral walls, which provide a backdrop for the sofas and chairs in muted colors, a neutral botanical rug, and a mix of wood furniture pieces throughout.



an earthy living room by Lindye Galloway
an earthy living room by Lindye Galloway


This earthy bedroom by Lindye Galloway features a dark wood paneled ceiling, warm wood floors, a natural wood canopy bed with bedding in an earthy green color palette.



An earthy bedroom by Lindye Galloway
An earthy bedroom by Lindye Galloway



Incorporate an earthy interior design style to create an inviting, natural, and calming feeling in your home. Use natural materials like wood, stone, and jute to create a sense of warmth and balance. Choose a neutral color palette, and layer in textures to create depth. Lastly, don't forget to add greenery inside your home to bring in the outdoors.


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