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Bringing the Outdoors In: A Guide to Simple Biophilic Design

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

This week we are discussing the amazing benefits of biophilic design and how regardless of the style of your home you can seamlessly introduce it into your space.

Biophilic design is something that has skyrocketed in popularity in the past few decades. With a focus on the human experience and mindfulness on mental health, designers began introducing biophilic elements into spaces.

Never heard of it? Well, biophilic design is, in simple terms, incorporating nature into our interior spaces so we can connect to the outside world--whether it be literally including live plans or more abstractly through organic forms and shapes.

Biophilic design is proven to increase creativity, decrease stress, improve mood and general well-being, and even promote quicker healing! With all of these amazing benefits, why not introduce biophilic elements into your space? Adding a few intentional decor pieces and minimal design elements you will be reaping the rewards of biophilia in no time!

A super simple way to bring the outdoors in is through the greenery. Plants and dried flowers are extremely popular today and are a great way to add personality to your space. Big leafy green plants can make an awesome statement, or add a small tabletop indoor plant for some added texture in a room. (Plus, indoor plants promote improved air quality in your space...nice!)

"I'm not trying to imitate nature. I'm trying to find the principles she is using." – Buckminister Fuller

Incorporating natural materials is another way you can promote this design style in your home. Seek out wood, stone, and marble to add warmth and create a more soothing environment. Keep

the natural world in mind when selecting these items-- keep things soft and subtle by incorporating wool, cotton, and leather.

On average, we spend 90% of our lives indoors, biophilic design is focused on bringing nature to us within the built environment. So, what do you think? Is biophilic design something you want to introduce to your own space? How do you bring nature into your home? Tell me in the comments below!

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