Updated: Jun 3
Are you looking to create a small office at home but not sure where to squeeze in the furniture? You don't have to have a dedicated room; it's enough if you have an empty nook. With some thoughtful planning and creativity, you can turn pretty much any space into a home office.
In this article we'll cover:
What is Biophilic Office Design
Biophilic Interior Design means incorporating nature into our indoor environment. It focuses on creating a calming space with visual connection with nature while improving well-being, health and productivity.
Benefits of Biophilic Office Design
Did you know that Biophilic office design can enhance your overall wellbeing? Research has shown that Biophilic design works wonders when it comes to increasing productivity, health, mood and creativity by bringing nature indoors through several elements.
Read more about the Biophilic elements and how to incorporate them in your home here.
Usually, when we think of creating a calming natural space, the first thought is calm neutral colours, simple furniture, and pretty much playing safe. But how about we have some fun with the design. Let's experiment this time with bold colours.
How to Create a Small Biophilic Home Office
As an example, I've designed this urban jungle-themed Biophilic office. Within this particular one, I'm bringing the natural world into the built environment through shapes, colours, images, greenery and materials.
Jungle-themed wallpaper acts as an image of nature, and it allows us to experience the natural world visually. Any image of plants, landscape, water or animals is a form of contact between us and nature.
The industrial desk made of solid iroko wood and mid-century modern chair made of solid teak and woven cane, make a perfect design marriage. Natural materials like wood and rattan provide indirect contact with nature.
Last but not least, a fiddle leaf fig tree as a dedicated representative of a living plant, providing a visual and physical experience of nature.
Shop The Look
1) Amazonian Jungle Wallpaper, Aurora Wallpapers | Etsy
2) Handcrafted Industrial Desk, Mythology Interiors | Etsy
3) Pierre Jeanneret Office Chair | Etsy
4) Natural Jute Rug, Fhygge | Etsy
5) Noko Natural Wicker Conical Pendant | Nkuku
6) Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Pricly Pot | Etsy
Hope this design inspires you to play more with colours and patterns. Who knows what you might come up with during the design process. Have fun decorating! :)
Learn more about incorporating nature indoors and increasing your overall wellbeing with the Biophilic Design online course by Oliver Heath at oliverheath.com.
P.S. Let me know in the comments below what is your ideal home office environment.
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