Not sure if a rug will match your decor? Natural Rug Co. now offers bamboo rug samples on select styles! If you are interested in purchasing a larger sized rug, this is a great way to make sure the color will match the decor of the room you want to use it in.
While samples are not available for all of our styles, it is listed in the drop down for those we do have samples for.
Visit Natural Rug Co. to shop bamboo rugs.
Whether your redesigning your bedroom or gathering ideas for future home makeovers, the best part is looking at photos of other homes for inspiration. There are so many interior design resources available, lately my favorite have been Houzz and Pinterest.
Where do you like to look for design inspiration? Post your favorite sites or boards on Pinterest in the comments below.
Here are 5 of my favorite bedroom photos for inspiration:)
Need ideas for a Valentine’s Day gift or want to treat yourself? Check out these 5 products from Natural Wood Decor.
This beautiful lotus flower wood wall panel makes a great addition to any room, but is more romantic in the bedroom. It’s warm wood tones and the intricate floral designs add a sense of serenity to the bedroom.
Help your Valentine relax with a bottle of wine or 3 with this new root wood wine rack. Wine not included but the root wood wine rack comes in handy long after Valentine’s Day.
Another beautiful wood wall panel that is great for creating a more relaxing setting. You can almost hear the birds singing a sweet love song!
No better way to set the mood than with a relaxing bath. Use the teak wood bath bar for candles, chocolates and a glass of wine.
While Natural Wood Decor’s root wood bowl is stunning on it’s own, imagine it filled with sweets for your sweetheart.
Check out these and more great products at Natural Wood Decor. Free shipping on orders over $75!
Need design inspiration or just like looking at photos?
Check out Houzz, it is a great home remodeling and design site. Not only do they have beautiful photos but they also help connect homeowners, designers and home improvement professionals. I like to use it for inspiration but you can also use it for project advice.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos…enjoy:)
The first step in making Natural Wood Decor’s popular twist stools is to harvest the branches from sustainably grown monkey pod trees. The edges are then squared by a Thai artisan with a chainsaw to prepare the wood for more detailed carving. The sections are further trimmed to get the height and width of the desired finished product.
Under the skillful hand of the artisan, the primary angels begin to form. Using the chainsaw, they are careful not to take too much off at a time. They will go back and forth and rotate the piece to make sure the angles on both sides are symmetrical. It makes for tedious work but you can imagine how frustrating it would be to make an error and have to start over.
The twist stool is now in it’s recognizable form. The last pieces will be hollowed out of the center and smaller trimmings will be done to make the chiseling and sanding process move faster.
The top and base of the stools are hand planed by a second artisan to assure that they are flat and will sit flush on any floor.
A third artisan then chisels and sands the curves of the wood. After, it is ready for a natural oil finish and finally drying before its packaged up and sent to the US.
Natural Wood Decor is a Verde Lifestyles company.
This is a great time of year to add new life to your home. With less to do outdoors and the end of the holiday season, might as well update your decor:)
There’s a number of ways to make simple updates, but there’s nothing like literally brining new life into your home. Whether its plants, branches in a vase or wood decor.
Depending on how adventurous your feeling you could choose one room to update or make small changes throughout your home.
1. Have blank wall? Try a wood wall panel instead of a picture. Whether large or small wood wall panels add character and warmth to a room.
2. Even without the extra stuff that we accumulate during the holidays, there always seems to be a lack of storage. Whether for towels, blankets or other odds and ends a wood ladder is a great way to add style to a room while also keeping it organized.
3. Add a vase to your living room or another frequently used space such as the hall way. If you want to start small and keep to a budget, choose a room that you use more often so you can enjoy your new decor. This root wood vase is great on it’s own or add dried flowers or branches.
4. Make more of a statement with a new end table. Even though these are stools, they are also great for next to the couch or in an entrance way.
5. Find a new home for your fruits and veggies. We always have a bowl on the kitchen counter or table that we rotate each season or when the mood strikes. Most should have a food safe finish.
When it comes to unique gifts, Natural Wood Décor is your one stop shop. From durable bath décor and sleek end tables to ornate wall panels and earthy kitchen utensils, we have something for even the pickiest decorators and eco friends. And they’re all made from sustainable, gorgeous woods! Here, we picked some of our favorite products to give your lucky friends and family members this holiday season.
For Her Room:
The Buddhist symbol of purity, the lotus flower brings a feminine beauty to wall spaces. The hand-carved design gives the gift of serenity as it hangs over the bed, office desk, or in the garden. The weather-resistant teak wood from which the piece is made protects it from the elements, making it the perfect year-round present. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Lotus Flower Wall Panel.
This beautiful stool provides relaxation and is the perfect gift for a girl looking to build a mini spa destination. Made from farmed teak wood that can last through endless steamy showers, this stool provides a place to sit and relax after long, strenuous days. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Teak Spa Stool.
For His Room:
The natural grain and wavy cut of this stool will make it look like he whittled it himself. Dark and light tones fit well with a range of room colors and the finish boosts each piece’s natural shine. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Acacia Wood Stool.
This rustic hinged box will hold everything his pockets do – from his watch and wallet to car keys or spare change. Made from fallen driftwood in the Northern Thailand, these boxes are smoothed and waxed to an attractive shine. And the best part? They’re only $31! Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Driftwood Hinged Box.
For Every Room:
The multi-functional twist stool is like multiple gifts wrapped in one chic product. It can be used as a side table, ottoman, seat, or decorative piece. Its design is both rustic and elegant, making it perfect for the outdoorsy or contemporary home. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s 16″ Wood Twist Stool.
These panels are perfect for those who seek enlightenment or a stylish statement piece for any room. With a close up of Buddha’s third eye, the piece inspires higher thinking and enlightenment. While you can’t buy wisdom, buying this panel is a wise choice for any gift giver. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Ushnisha Buddha Wall Panel.
For Rooms on a Budget: Four Products under $50
These plates not only dresses up any dinner table, they also support faster reforestation because they are made from Chinese Fir stumps that logging operations left behind. By removing the stumps, new vegetation is given room to grow and your given a unique gift to give this season. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Root Wood Square Plates.
This gift is great for the dinner host or hostess who loves entertaining. The disk’s three sections keep flavors from delicious appetizers separated and the food-safe lacquer enhances the acacia’s beautiful grain. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s 3 Section Appetizer Disk.
For the person who has every kitchen utensil possible, this vase gives them a place to store their gadgets. The honeycomb texture of the exterior mixes perfectly with a smooth interior and the avocado color brings vitality to any kitchen area. The vases also come in natural wood, deep blue, brick red, and chocolate. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Mango Wood Utensil Vase.
This gift will go perfect with a bottle (or two) of wine. This unique wine rack is made from Chinese Fir stumps and can hold up to six bottles. With or without bottles, this hand-carved piece adds elegance to the kitchen, table, or in-home vineyard. Learn more about Natural Wood Decor’s Root Wood Wine Rack.
Verde Lifestyles now offers natural wood decor and rugs at NaturalWoodDecor.com and NaturalRugCo.com. The Verde Lifestyles you know and love is now a source for green living articles and tips. The products that were previously on Verde Lifestyles have been moved to Natural Wood Decor with new product offerings as well. While Natural Rug Co offers sustainable bamboo, jute, sisal, seagrass, paper shag and silky shag rugs.
I would like to thank our loyal readers by offering an additional $10 off your entire order on both sites. Use the coupon code “loyal” the month of November to save.
If you have any questions or comments on the new sites/products, please email Danielle at email@example.com.
Danielle and Ryan Forrest
Fall is perhaps the best season to fill your home with delicious smells. Now that summer is officially over it’s okay to use your oven again and why not get right to it? Roasted squash is easy, delicious and soulful – real home cooking. This recipe is one of my own and can be used with both butternut squash and acorn squash. Since squash is in abundance at the farmer’s market, this is an affordable, organic dinner perfect for the season.
- Squash (butternut or acorn), halved and de-seeded
- 1 tablespoon butter (or enough to coat the inside of each half)
- 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
How to make it:
- Preheat your oven to 400 °F.
- Place the de-seeded halves of the squash with the insides facing up in rimmed baking pan or rimmed baking sheet.
- Smear the butter on the insides of the squash halves, generously.
- Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and then coat the insides of the squash with the mixture, leave a little extra in the bottom of the halves
- Carefully pour about ¼ – ½ inch of water into the pan. This protects the skins of the squash from burning and insures a more even roasting.
- Place the pan in the oven being mindful of the water – you’ll need to do this slowly.
- Bake the squash for about an hour, though depending on your oven you may need more time. You’ll know it’s done when a fork is easily inserted and removed from the squash and it appears slightly browned and soft.
- Eat it up!
For an extra treat sprinkle some feta cheese inside the squash once it’s done to balance the sweetness with a little salty taste.