Biophilic Design. A term we are hearing more and more, and although the concept is not new the buzz word is taking hold. Biophilia, thought not the most appealing sounding word, actually means “an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.”
When it comes to interior design – and using plain English – the concept focusses on incorporating the elements of nature, such as natural light, vegetation, landscape views and other natural elements into our living and working spaces.
The belief is that spaces which are connected with nature will have a positive impact on our well-being daily lives. This concept correlates closely with a more mindful way of living, where sustainable choices and a circular approach towards design, focusing on transformation in place of disposal, is key.
Today we have highlighted 5 easy ways in which you can easily incorporate Biophilic Design into your home or work space. Some of which you can even incorporate this weekend while you are safely social distancing!
1. Potted Plants
Probably the most obvious way is to being greenery into your space is through the use of a variety of indoor plants in organic pots or containers.
The use of wood adds warmth, texture and brings the outdoorsy feeling in.
3. Natural Light
Bring in natural light through the use of large, unobstructed windows.
4. Earthy Colour Palette
A natural and earthy colour palette throughout your home is the perfect way to hero the colours in nature.
5. Sensory Spaces
In spaces such as bathrooms, create a spa-like retreat incorporating all the items above.