Updated: Jan 10
Before I get into specifics, let’s make sure we are on the same page. Your initial thoughts might be thinking, “What is biophilic design”? Biophilic design is a concept used in interior and architectural design to connect the user to nature both, consciously and subconsciously. It is a practice of design decisions that prioritize the users physical and mental well-being. Below, are 5 easy ways to incorporate biophilic design into your home. Maybe you will realize you are already including nature into your space by instinct. Read on to find out how to grow and sustain your mental and physical health within your physical environment.
1. Floral Patterns
Any reference to nature can spark inspiration and calm our minds. A floral decorative pillow or an accent wall with floral wallpaper, can act as your pop of biophilia and/or your pop of color.
Real plants are preferable, but fake ones trick the brain as well! A little green can go a long way.
Mirrors maximize and reflect natural light from windows to increase daylight within your space. Bonus, a round or organic shaped mirror adds an additional reference to the outdoors.
4. Green Area Rug
One of my favorite biophilic design elements I have been adding to spaces is a grass green, shag rug. It is an easy way to make any space feel a little more like the outdoors, connecting the user back to their roots.
Another great way to infuse natural light into your space whether it is a bonus window or the only window. A glimpse at the blue sky during the day can instantly improve your mood or that starry night sky can hypnotize you into dreamland.