Having a connection with nature has become ever more essential for our wellbeing after the coronavirus lockdown, especially for those who do not have access to a garden or nearby park. By introducing elements of the natural world into our homes, we can reap the benefits of the design philosophy biophilia.
It doesn’t matter if you have a lavish garden, a back yard, or a simple Juliette balcony, bringing plants indoors is the best way of integrating biophilia to your home. And with the British summertime being what it is, you won’t get rained on while benefiting from your indoor garden!
The concept of biophilia, which is Greek for ‘love of life’, was introduced by philosopher Erich Fromm in 1964, which simply states that humans require a connection to the natural world to feel happy.
Integrating biophilia into our interior design can be as simple as bringing the elements of nature indoors, with materials and patterns that mimic the natural world.
To begin with, work with your views, especially if you have windows facing any lush greenery. Arrange furniture to face the windows, and open the curtains wide. From there, move onto carpeting, fabrics, wall coverings and maybe even modern garden accessories that complement the outdoors.
Houseplants are the easiest ways to introduce biophilia and use a range of plants to create a little verdant area of calm, so design yourself a refuge, a place to relax and recharge.
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