8 Decor Ideas for an Organic Living Room

There is something about the mantel that begs for findings from the natural world, including pocketfuls of dried flowers, smooth rocks, or artfully shaped branches collected on walks and hikes. Here are 8 hearths decorated with foraged pieces.

Above: Styling and photography by Nicole Franzen via SF Girl by Bay.

Above: A collection of stones at photographerBrian Ferry’s home in Brooklyn shot forSight Unseen.

Above: At the home of graphic designer Jennifer Morla and architect Nilus de Matran, a cast concrete fireplace is surrounded by gourds, a gold leaf wooden arrow, and pine cones. See more of the house at At Home with an SF Design Duo.

Above: Ceramicist Paula Grief goes natural on the mantel; see the rest of the space at The Handmade Kitchen: Paula Grief in Brooklyn.

Above: Turtle shells from different species sits on the fireplace mantel at Eric Goode’s home in Ojai; see more at Eric Goode and the Turtle Conservancy Southern California.

Above: A series of flattened, oval stones on the mantel by stylist Tanya Goodwin of Home from the Sea; see more in Remodelista‘s post Beachstones as Decor.

Above: Grapes and drying leaves on a mantel by florists Alethea Harampolish and Jill Rizzo via Studio Choo Blooms in San Francisco.

Above: A tangle of feathers and wood scraps makes up a handmade wreath over the fireplace at Falsled Kro in Denmark.

For more ideas around the hearth, see 5 Quick Fixes: Solutions for the Unused Fireplace


Helly F.
Past Member 2 years ago

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Fi T.
Past Member 3 years ago

Ideas to allow oneself comfort

Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolsey3 years ago

I find it quite fascinating how rubbish can be turned into artistic creations. . .

Alexandra Gundelfingen
Alexandra G4 years ago

nice, thanks

sandra j.
sandra j4 years ago

...and where do they get the turtle shells?

sandra j.
sandra j4 years ago

I love the rustic look using organic items,but these arrangements leave something to be desired

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Nice :)

Donna Ferguson
Donna F4 years ago


Jilly D.
Gilly D4 years ago

Different, thanks. Always nice to see other ideas.

Alina Kanaski
Alina Kanaski4 years ago

Interesting ideas, thanks for sharing.