So we’ve been hearing more and more about this trend we we decided to do some research to find out what exactly it is!
Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on our innate attraction to nature and natural processes. Experts say Biophilia improves the spaces that we live and work in plus it benefits to our health and well-being.
Incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into our home/business environments have been proven to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self reported rates of well-being.
Here are some simple but innovative ideas for your home to connect you with nature.
Our homes should allow us to have plenty of fresh air and daylight so open those windows to let fresh air in and so you can hear the rain and birds sing.
Light and shadow
There is mounting evidence that we are healthier when our circadian rhythms are balanced and having access to good daylight helps with that. Intuitively we map the time of day through seeing shadows and sunlight move across a room and we instinctively gather in sunny warm spots. So think about spaces where you can sit in the sun or create cosy pockets.
Blur the boundary between inside and outside
Outdoor rooms can be created in the smallest of spaces. Spending more time outside while feeling sheltered blurs the separation between inside and outside in your home.
Bring the outside in
Bringing nature into your home can connect us to the place where we live. So bring plants, small indoor green walls and simple water fountains, into your home..
Natural shapes and forms
Not every home can bring in natural forms in the shape of the building, but patterns from nature can be used decoratively as motifs and be powerful in connecting us to the natural world.
We love this trend - we hope you do to!
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