Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Biophilic design represents our native connection with nature, bringing the outdoor elements indoors. It helps us to rewire the bond once created with outdoors, that seems neglected in modern times. Mostly because we spend so much time indoors, at work or at home. We need our space to work for and not against us. Biophilic design brings the elements beyond aesthetics and it's focusing mostly on well-being.
3 Easy Ways to Include Biophilic Design in Your Home
1. The materials and shapes
Carefully selected natural materials like cork, cotton, the sustainable wood, wool, hemp and many more are just some of the options. Choose objects with rich patterns, curved and unusually shaped furniture, anything that replicates nature and its original shapes and textures. Try to avoid straight lines and sharp edges. Read more about Earth-friendly materials here.
2. Most effective layout
Make the layout in the way you can get the most out of it. Take advantage of the outdoor views by placing a dining table closer to the window. Turn the furniture towards the outside world instead of facing indoor walls (for example, your favourite reading sofa). For some of you, it will be your garden, for others, it might as simple as blue skies, but either way, even if you don’t have the view you’re hoping for, you could still make one yourself.
Fill your windows with plants and your favourite decorative pieces, or maybe hang some beautiful natural fabric curtains. Whatever gives you zen. If you have a balcony, make it count. Instead of using it as an additional storage space, transform it into a beautiful cosy nook where you can relax and have your first morning coffee.