Incorporating Biophilic Design Principles Into Your Living Room

Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of designing around nature to reduce stress, stimulate creativity and enhance productivity. Biophilic design principles involve incorporating direct and indirect experiences from nature into the built environment such as using natural color schemes for walls or furniture, increasing daylight through large windows/skylights or adding indoor plants/greenery into interior spaces.

Add natural elements, like wood and stone, for an atmosphere of balance and connection with nature. Choose colors inspired by its beauty – for instance muted hues evoking feelings of the great outdoors.

Natural Materials

Natural materials offer an easy way to connect with nature. Integrating wood and stone into home design or inviting nature inside using plants, living walls or water features is an easy way to bring nature indoors – creating stunning retreats which are both beautiful and healthful.

Natural materials refers to any product derived from plants or animals rather than synthetic, man-made substances like plastic and Styrofoam. Examples include wood and stone as well as leather surfaces and area rugs made with these natural elements – even artwork inspired by nature can fall under this definition.

Exposure to nature has long been known to reduce stress, increase creativity and accelerate healing. Utilizing biophilic principles in our homes and office spaces helps connect us back with nature even in urban settings where people often lack access to it. Furthermore, this approach supports sustainability goals by using natural materials while maximising access to sunlight which reduces energy usage.

Natural Textures

Integrating nature’s beauty into one’s home can take various forms, from adding indoor plants and taking advantage of natural lighting to incorporating wood or stone elements into furniture pieces, giving the space a feel more connected with its environment.

Colors found in nature can help create the feeling of being connected with it, such as greens, browns, and blues that bring to mind images of trees, water bodies, or skies and thus have a soothing effect on our minds.

Integrating natural home decor such as organic textures and woven elements such as rugs can add the perfect finishing touches to any room’s design style. From natural fiber area rugs to abstract artwork that showcases tone and texture, adding natural touches will leave visitors in awe.


Humans’ relationship with nature is an immense source of benefit to both our mental and physical wellbeing, so incorporating biophilic design into our living spaces helps strengthen this bond with nature – becoming increasingly popular as people seek comfort and relaxation in their homes and workspaces.

Optimizing natural lighting and adding plants are simple ways to bring this timeless style into your home. Look for furniture with organic shapes and natural textures such as woven fabric or rattan accent pieces; woods with striking grain patterns recalling tree bark or cut timber; accent walls featuring leafy vines or branching vines, as well as tables carved with undulating wave designs which echo water bodies’ energy are other hallmarks.

Easy-care indoor plants like the Sansevieria trifasciata help filter harmful air pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene out of the air, creating an organic arrangement with multiple heights for a unique aesthetic. Water features such as fountains or waterfalls provide soothing sounds to relieve stress levels further.

Natural Light

Biophilic design goes beyond simply bringing nature indoors; rather, it focuses on forging deeper connections to it through visual and non-visual means – for instance integrating outdoor scents or textures that invoke primitive sensations into an indoor setting.

Visual connections with nature include optimizing natural lighting with carefully placed windows and skylights, adding indoor plants and greenery, and using wood and stone materials that evoke nature’s beauty in living spaces. Such design elements can foster feelings of tranquility and relaxation that help decrease stress levels, boost productivity, and promote overall well-being.

Non-visual connections to nature can be brought into the home through elements like artwork that depicts or alludes to outdoor scenes, adding stone countertops or accents (Salvatori’s Bianco Carrara, Pietra d’Avola and Silk Georgette are perfect options) that interact with light; creating visual and tactile connections with nature that bring it all home for homeowners.