Biophilic interior design is the growing adoption of nature inspired design in interiors and architecture. It is about much more than simple aesthetics. It can also have a significant positive impact on people’s health and well-being.
A space with a good visual connection to nature can be calming for occupants, improve their well-being and productivity. It is not enough to think about visual clues, other senses need to be engaged too. For instance, you can choose wooden furniture, play recordings of running water or bird song, which can help to bring the sounds and textures of the natural world to the inside. This provides a multi-sensory experience that can ensure a strong connection between people and nature.
We use natural materials to harness the power of biophilic design. Natural analogues – manmade furniture and materials inspired by nature can be used to achieve the same effect. Furniture made up of biomorphic forms – curved desktops or shelving units. This can reflect the asymmetrical shapes of trees and plant life, while modular timber floor, wallpaper or carpet patterns can mimic the randomness and complexity of a leaf-strewn forest floor. We recommend that some feature walls can be painted in greens, blues and other shades that recall the hues found in nature.
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A key part of good biophilic design is striking a balance between emphasising the openness of a space. It highlights its prospect of the view of the room from one’s perspective. This also creates safe areas, or refuges/recesses, where people can read or work alone, quietly.
We can help you to achieve a great balance of design and quality of materials, within your budget and the overall project programme. Please read more about our other services, such as colour interior analysis and Feng Shui consultation.
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