Interior Biophilic Design is the concept of connecting nature to your space. Currently trending in the interior design world.
Follow these tips below to utilize Biophilic Interior Design in your interior space.
We look at plant incorporation as well as textiles and furniture that help maximize the feeling of nature and calmness.
Plants play a key role in adding nature to our space. They are also one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of bringing the outside in. We all know of hanging plants and pot plants but there are some other creative ways of including foliage to incorporate biophilia.
Living walls and vertical gardens have become a popular and interesting design element for homes and co-sharing spaces. Essentially living walls, filled with plants, create beautiful oases without utilizing too much space, making them perfect for smaller areas. They can also create a statement wall piece without the rest of the room being crowded by dangling plants (although this can attractive in a large enough room).
Huge walls for vertical gardens and living walls, although beautiful, may seem intimidating or hard to maintain. This is why plant shelves are a great alternative. Plant shelves can come in many different sizes and are an easier way to create an area focused on bringing nature indoors. They can easily divide a room or create an enclosure within a large room.
Natural Organic Furniture
Furniture plays an essential part of our everyday lives. Finding the balance between comfort and what we find aesthetically pleasing can be a tough task. The trend of biophilia in interior design focuses heavily on incorporating furniture that both looks and feels natural to the senses. Sourcing from natural materials brings nature to life in furniture.
Neotenic furniture is an interior trend that follows into 2021. The neotenic design borrows its name from an evolutionary biology theory that says we, as well as some animals, are always looking for ways to retain our youth. The neotenic design follows childlike shapes and chooses softer rounded shapes and lines that are said to be more natural to us and thus create a positive response. A statement neotenic lamp or chair is a whimsical way of ensuring the basics of biophilia while still being able to be minimalist.
Live- Edged Furniture
If neotenic furniture is a bit too exaggerated for your taste, then look for other less distinct furniture pieces that still bring a natural essence. Live-edged or natural-edged furniture such as wooden tables are pieces in which the craftsmen have kept and incorporated the natural curves of the tree. Natural flows and curves incorporated into a piece of furniture allow for extra appreciation.
Biophilic Approved Fabrics
Natural and organic materials are prevalent in creating a biophilic interior space. Never underestimate the significance of touch. The textile materials used are presently emphasizing nature. The fabrics itself, as well as patterns, textures, and colors all, come into play.
Research shows that people tend to be drawn to patterns that already exist in nature. By choosing textile patterns that have natural symmetry or curves and spirals, we can bring vibrant patterns and colors while still following the calm sensation nature brings.
Choosing different fabrics for smaller textiles such as pillows, carpets, or throw blankets, creates a multi-sensory experience from nature. This will prevent overwhelming the more earthy tones used for walls and floors.
The importance of nature in our interior spaces is unquestionable. Architecture is increasingly including this concept. However, interior design can be an easier and cost-effective way to add biophilic interior design to your space.
Written by Christine Fay Smith
“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer who focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world with her passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”