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Biophilic Interior Design - How To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

In this article, we'll show you how to incorporate biophilic design principles into your own home. We'll also share some tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly.




Biophilia is the innate human need for connection with nature. It has been shown that people who live in natural environments tend to be happier, healthier, and less stressed. This is why many architects and designers are incorporating biophilic elements into their projects.



Biophilic design is going to be one of the most valuable interior design trends of the last few years. We have never needed nature's healing powers more than we do right now, and biophilic design tries to bring that healing power into our homes and workplaces.

Biophilia in architecture and home decor used to be a small trend, but now it's more of an international movement. An award-winning documentary called Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life even backs it up.




WHAT IS BIOPHILIA, AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT IT?


Biophilia means that people have a natural and genetically determined attraction to the natural world.

Biophilic design takes advantage of our evolutionary need to be close to nature and is sometimes called the "architecture of life." Bringing parts of nature into our public and private spaces is called biophilia. This is said to improve our physical and mental health as well as make us more productive.


WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT BIOPHILIC DESIGN?


Simply put, biophilic design makes us happier and healthier by making us feel more connected to nature, even inside, whether we're at work or at home. It is also said to make people more productive, which is why employers are paying attention.


IN ARCHITECTURE, WHAT IS BIOPHILIC DESIGN?


When it comes to building or remodeling, biophilic design looks at the whole project. Buildings that are made with biophilia in mind will have good natural lighting and ventilation instead of relying on artificial lighting and air conditioning. Landscaping will be an important part of these buildings, both outside and inside.


WHAT IS BIOPHILIC INTERIOR DESIGN?


Biophilic interior design is all about following the rules of biophilic architecture. Rooms should have lots of natural light, natural color schemes, and house plants, of course. The idea is that you can see or be surrounded by house plants wherever you are.

Biophilic design is great for our homes and gardens. Architects and interior designers give their best advice on how to easily add it to your home.

So, let's move on to what the experts have to say about biophilic design...


1. LET THERE BE LIGHT

If you want to use biophilic design in your home, you should start by thinking about your windows and how much light comes in through them. One of the main goals of biophilic design is to let in as much natural light as possible, so heavy curtains or blinds aren't a big deal.





One of the easiest ways to improve your home's energy efficiency is by using light bulbs that mimic daylight. These bulbs use much less electricity than standard incandescent bulbs and last longer. They're also available in a variety of colors so you can choose one that matches your décor.


2. TAKE PART IN A GREEN ROOM PLAN

It's no surprise that biophilic design likes green in all its forms, whether you use plants to decorate your home or paint it green.


Even if you don't have house plants, it's interesting to know that just looking at the color green is good for you. One study (opens in new tab) found that green slows down our heart rate.


3. USE NATURAL FORM AS A GUIDE

If you've ever wondered why rounded shapes and certain patterns look so good in home decor, it's probably because they come from nature.

Zelda Elisco, a sustainable designer at Abigail-Elise Design Studio, says, "Curves in our built environment or on our furniture make us feel good because they remind us of shapes we find in nature."

She also says that these kinds of design choices "boost the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, lower stress levels, and promote a sense of well-being."

You should look for curved furniture shapes and fractal design elements like scalloped edges, botanical leaf patterns, and other details that are inspired by fractal patterns.

All of these biophilic design elements are easy to add to almost any home without having to do a lot of work. Take ideas from nature and you'll have a calmer, more productive place to work.

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