Home decor inspired by the elements

Elemental home decor: Nature-inspired design

If you're looking for ways to add a special touch to your home decor, why not take inspiration from the four natural elements - fire, earth, air and water? From vibrant homewares to subtle accents, there are so many ways to incorporate the power of the elements into your home. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best home decor inspired by the elements, that you can bring into your Australian home.

Did you know that the elements of fire, earth, air and water are associated with astrological signs? Fire relates to Aries, Leo and Sagittarius; Earth to Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn; Air to Gemini, Libra and Aquarius; and Water to Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. If you’re looking to add a unique and symbolic touch to your home decor or find beautiful Australian homewares, why not take inspiration from the elements and decorate your home according to your astrological element?


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Bring the power and energy of fire into your home with decor inspired by the Fire element. Fire is associated with passion, creativity, and transformation, so it's perfect for anyone looking to make a statement in their interiors. Whether you're looking for something dramatic or something more subtle, there are plenty of ways to bring the fire element into your home. 

One way to bring fire into your home is through the use of color. Red and orange are great choices for injecting warmth and energy into any room. You could also opt for earthy tones such as terracotta, rust, or burgundy to evoke the feeling of a natural fire in the woods. You can also use prints and patterns similar to the movement of flames to further emphasize this element in your space.

Another way to bring fire into your home is through texture. Think of the contrast between smooth surfaces and those that are more rough or rugged. Materials like brick, stone, and timber create an interesting juxtaposition between nature and modern design. Wabi Sabi interiors are also a great way to add a sense of spirituality to your design scheme, while still keeping things contemporary.

Finally, if you're looking to create a truly unique look in your space, consider incorporating unique lighting solutions into your design. Light fixtures featuring fire elements such as candles or torch lights are sure to make a statement in your Australian Interiors. You can also use warm lamps or even string lights to provide a warm atmosphere in any room.

By taking inspiration from the fire element, you can create an incredibly dynamic interior design that evokes passion, creativity, and transformation.

Our favourite fire products from the Terra Cruda range:


Home Decor Elements: Earth



The Earth element is a grounding and stabilizing energy, representing fertility, abundance, and stability. When incorporated into interior design, the Earth element creates a calming and grounding atmosphere.

For a warm, rustic aesthetic, incorporate natural elements like wood, clay and stone. Choose materials that are imperfect and organic for an inviting, wabi-sabi-style interior. Incorporate earthy colors such as greens, browns, tans, and oranges for an interior that is inspired by nature.

The easiest way to incorporate dark and rich greens is by decorating your space with plants. The plants will help to improve the air quality and energy in your space, but you can further boost this by adopting a regular saging/smudging practise in your home.

Incorporate items that have spiritual significance like candles and crystals to connect your home to the element of Earth. Hang dried herbs or plants to bring in a bit of greenery and life to your space. Consider adding some handmade pieces, like clay sculptures or pottery, to give your interior a unique and personal touch.

Finally, think minimalistic styling with natural materials and plenty of texture. Embrace the Wabi Sabi beauty of imperfection and raw materials to create an authentic space that honors the power of the Earth element.

Our favourite Earth products from the Terra Cruda range:


Home Decor Elements: Air


Interior design inspired by the air element can be described as being full of movement, light and spiritual energy.

Air is associated with thought and communication, so when it comes to decorating your home, think of creative ways to evoke this element. Incorporate these elements into your home with the help of lightweight curtains and sheer fabrics to create an airy atmosphere. Consider adding a glass wall or light fixtures to bring in more natural light and reflect the free-flowing nature of air.

Additionally, when it comes to interior design inspired by the element of air, the aesthetic of ‘wabi sabi’ comes to mind. Wabi sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy that celebrates the beauty of imperfection and impermanence. This translates into home decor as light materials, airy spaces and natural elements that evoke a feeling of stillness and serenity.

Achieving this look can be done with minimal effort by using muted colors, and soft textiles like linen and cotton.

In Australia, air-inspired decor can be found in many stunning interiors, often with an emphasis on spiritual design. Open windows, breathable fabrics and light drapes create a calming atmosphere which allows for inner reflection and spiritual growth. Adding natural elements such as stones, crystals or feathers to a room can also evoke the spirit of air. Air-inspired decor is perfect for those seeking a sense of calm and balance in their home.

Our favourite air products from the Terra Cruda range:

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Incorporating the water element into interior design is a wonderful way to bring a sense of tranquility and flow into any space. Water is often associated with stillness, relaxation and spiritual connection, so it’s no surprise that this element is frequently used in interiors. To bring the water element into your space, consider adding flowing fabrics, wavy patterns, reflective surfaces and other materials that evoke a sense of movement.

You can also incorporate the concept of wabi sabi into your space for a spiritual connection to water. By introducing elements such as organic shapes, natural materials, and asymmetrical design, you can evoke the energy of water without relying on literal representations.

Finally, adding water features such as aquariums, indoor waterfalls, fountains or terrariums can provide a great source of sound and visual interest. This is especially true if the sound of running water is audible throughout the entire space.

No matter what approach you take, incorporating the water element into interior design can create a serene atmosphere that radiates peace and relaxation.

Our favourite water products from the Terra Cruda range:


Final note

The elements of fire, earth, air, and water are a powerful source of inspiration when it comes to interior design. Incorporating them into your home decor can create an atmosphere that is both beautiful and calming. Whether you’re looking for a space with a spiritual ambiance, embracing the philosophy of wabi sabi, or bringing a touch of Japanese design into your home, incorporating the elements into your design is a great way to make your space feel alive.



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