Bringing The Outdoors In: Nature-Inspired Looks

Nature-inspired window treatments blend the comforts of indoor living spaces with the natural beauty of rustic outdoor environments. The right combination of natural color, light, texture, and pattern can bring the allure of the outdoors directly into your home. 


Nature is a colorful place. From cool blue waters to vivid ruby gemstones, fiery hot orange to cool grey stone, sunny yellows to sunset pinks, emerald green forests to bark brown—nature blooms in nearly every color.

What speaks to you? Select a nature theme that feels good and build a palette from there. Incorporate complementing shades of preferred colors throughout the entire window and room design. Drapery Street designers can help you assemble the perfect palette.

Bringing The Outdoors In: Nature-Inspired Looks
Your designer will create a custom look based on your unique style.


Natural light is an essential design tool when seeking inspiration from nature, but can become burdensome if the glare is too intense. Our team can help you design windows that filter natural light without blocking daytime views. For example, diffuse light beautifully and create an uplifting sunshine glow while reflecting heat with unique Silhouette® options.

We can also help you achieve more natural light with window treatments than without, by implementing specialized window designs that draw natural light into a room and reduce the need for artificial light. Many people wrongly assume that drapes will block natural light. While they can be used for sun control, they can be installed in a way that they frame the view and actually enhance it. 

With PowerView® motorization, you can program your window treatments to open at sunrise, close at sunset, and automatically adjust throughout the day to let in just the right amount of sunlight. If you need more privacy or darkness to enjoy a daytime movie, simply tell Alexa to “shut the shades in the living room.”

Bringing The Outdoors In: Nature-Inspired Looks
Product: Silhouette® Shadings, Fabric/Material: The Matisse Collection®

Incorporate natural textures throughout the entire window treatment ensemble. Nature is full of texture – grainy woods, shiny metals, matte slate, sparkling gems, rippling waters, velvety petals, rustic fibers, mossy grass, soft cotton, and fluffy fur.


Texture is most pronounced when deeply contrasted by surrounding textures. Consider combinations like soft linen drapery paired with coarse Provenance® Woven Wood Shades and shiny metallic hardware for naturally appealing window design.

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are available in a variety of natural materials and colors


Patterns found in nature are interesting inspiration for fabric prints. Botanicals, animals, and everything in between make fun statements on drapery panels especially.  Be bold or subtle, both can include hints of nature. Drapery Street offers an impressive selection of custom nature-inspired fabrics.

Custom floral draperies by Drapery Street
Custom draperies by Drapery Street

We can help you make the transition from inside your home to outside your window seamless. Contact us today for a complimentary design consultation and get started on your project.

Be inspired by nature. View more nature-inspired looks created by Drapery Street:

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