Biophilic Interior Design is based on the idea that we have a genetic connection to nature, forged through our pre-Woolies centuries of living off the land.
Our ancestors’ respect of, and connection to, nature – according to the principles of Biophilic design – is deeply entrenched in our genes, and so even now, we are healthier and happier when we have contact with the natural world.
Research has shown time and time again that ‘green time’ increases happiness, creativity, productivity and wellbeing, and we’ve chatted before about how the humble pot plant (or three) can make home office spaces more productive, so it stands to reason that the rest of our homes can also benefit from becoming more natural environments.
But we’re not just talking a plant here and there.
Biophilic design will take your potted peace lily and raise you a fully grown tree, or a completely greened-up wall in the bathroom, replacing tiles with an abundance of leafy friends to connect you to nature while you’re mitigating the coffee and red wine with your toothbrush.
It takes its cues from Mother Nature when it comes to colour, texture and shape too, and the results are spaces that feel both relaxing and energising at the same time.