I think all interior spaces should benefit the person living there! That is the purpose of creating your environment and space. To enjoy it! Biophilia interior design focuses more on creating a space connected with nature.
It’s becoming more important for us to reconnect with nature as we can spend so much time indoors and looking at our screens. More and more design trends are coming about that promotes our well being through design. Such as the greenery trend, rattan and colours like Classic Blue that bring us back to nature and our natural cycles.
Biophilia Interior Benefits
The best definition of the term, I found courtesy of dictionary.com is… “a love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms.” The closer to nature we are the better we feel in ourselves. This includes reduced stress, increased health, productivity and creativity.
Bringing the outdoors in to your home through plants and flowers. Or even interior green walls. It doesn’t have to be real florals and foliage you can use a botanical wallpaper instead to create a similar feel.
Any colour there is you can find it in nature. However the colours found to be more beneficial are the colours you see of larger areas. Earth tones, greens mimicking the eco life. And blues mirroring the sky.
You can mimic organic shapes and patterns that you find in nature indoors. I love these honey comb shelving pieces from Donnut Design.
Our natural cycles are timed with the sun. So getting as much natural light in your home as possible through windows, doors, and skylights.
Any material that is as close to nature as you can get. Bamboo, rattan, wicker and woven decor have become more popular in lighting and furniture. You can use linens and cotton for bedding and soft furnishings. Ceramics, crystals and geodes are great for decorating. Anything from Mother Earth herself!
Which of these ideas do you think you’ll try to implement in your home? Let me know in the comments below!
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