With so much time spent indoors over the winter, lighten the mood by bringing some outdoor inspiration to your interiors. Get into the wild with these nature-themed home accessories that are sure to make you feel at home.
Bon appétit There’s nothing like a hot meal cooked over an open fire. Unfortunately, when you crave it most, the winter can make doing so a little less welcoming; fortunately, you can still achieve that feeling thanks to these fun Grey Lodge Placemats from Urban Barn, which feature a unique log pattern inspired by meals cooked in the great wide open. urbanbarn.com
Soft touch Balance a woodsy theme with a tactile experience with this luxurious Silver Fox Faux Fur Throw from Bouclair. This plush blanket makes a great reading pal, or share it with a loved one for a cozy evening by the fire. A realistic fox-pelt finish brings a wild feel to the room and adds a lovely outdoorsy look to your space. Thankfully for animal lovers, none of our furry friends were harmed in the process. bouclair.com
Picture perfect Count on IKEA to always have its finger on the pulse of today’s home decor trends. This Björnamo set of three wildlife prints depicts a moose, bear and bird as silhouettes against a mock wood background for a true outdoorsy feel. Deep-frame pictures, the set can be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf. ikea.com
Feels soy good It’s not just what you see and feel—the great outdoors is a wonder for our olfactory senses as well. Bring the outdoors in with this pine-scented soy wax candle from Hudson’s Bay. Featuring hints of fresh pine spruce and orange soy to awaken the senses, the Origins Pine Spruce Soy Candle comes in a recycled wine bottle glass, and Origins plants a tree with each purchase of a Feel Good candle. thebay.com
More than 40 years ago, in 1976, James Lawrence pasted together the first edition of Harrowsmith magazine on his kitchen table in rural Ontario. Totally unique, it was the first Canadian magazine to focus on organic living, alternative energy sources, and a country lifestyle. Lawrence’s ode to back-to- the-land virtues quickly attracted legions of fans and soon became Canada’s bible for rural living.