We humans have an innate need to connect with nature for our wellbeing. Incorporating biophilic — literally, a love of the natural world — design at home can really help you feel happy and healthy as it blurs the boundary between inside and out.
When it comes to adding biophilic design elements to your home, we tend to have a preference for colours, patterns and textures that link to or allude to nature. Calming interiors with natural textures evoke the calm feeling we experience when we’re close to nature. Try to bring in elements such as wood flooring and soft furnishings in natural materials such as wool and leather. It can also be artwork, a pattern, a wool blanket or a tactile wooden surface — calming biophilic features that will improve overall feelings of wellbeing. If you’re fortunate to have a green view, angle furniture to look out of a window or a door to the garden. If not, hang plants in front of the window to create a green view.