Saturday, 9 November 2019
It has been proven incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into our environment, can reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and well-being.
With Biophilia (meaning love of nature) very much in vogue, we can focus on our elemental attraction to nature and natural processes by bringing them into our homes.
This can be done simply by encouraging a connection with energising forms of natural light. Make sure your curtains don’t block light. Incorporate pitch roof windows or sun-tubes into spaces and fit glass into doors – especially those that connect to exterior spaces.
As pictured above: The Circles Shelving Unit by Calligaris and the Porada's Jenny Coffee Table
The Calligaris Circle Shelving Unit is ideal for placing your indoor green leafy plants of which many, such as, evergreens, moth orchids and ferns, will even remove toxins. Make use of features that will lead the eye to exterior spaces and fill the mind with nature. An indoor water feature can bring tranquillity.
Use natural materials, products and textures, such as wooden wall panels or natural floor surfaces. The Porada Jenny Coffee Table with added decorative carved birds are a playful addition bringing the garden into the home.
And in the evenings, create warm, cosy spaces for relaxing and restoring your energy. Nature-inspired focal points such as David Harber's Fire Table look stunning while bringing the outdoor in. Think open fires, spaces with big armchairs, blankets and throws, side tables with soft low-level lighting and gentle, calming fragrances from scented candles.
With all of this in mind, you’ll soon reap the benefits that Biophilia has to offer.