The Natural World: Your Guide to bringing the outside in
Biophilic Design is the new buzzword in Interiors, but what does it mean? Biophilic design is the idea of people connecting to the natural world through their environments. Basically, it’s about bringing the outside into the inside, to help reduce stress and create a calming environment. Not sure how to do this? Read our guide for bringing the outside in.
Work with your surroundings, not against them
The best way to get the right vibe for your space is to think about your settings.
Wool, sheepskin, and leather, for instance, are readily available in a snowy environment, whereas rattan, cord, and light woods are more common in a coastal area. Combine this with indoor plants that are more common in your climate to make your space feel more in touch with the outdoors.
When you honor your natural environment, your space will feel more cohesive.
Forget the trends and do it your way
Are you more of a minimalist? Or someone who hasn’t yet kept a plant alive for longer than a couple months? Fear not! If house plants aren’t your thing, try adding natural materials to your space like rattan, dried plants or pampas grass.
Combine these with natural wood, seagrass, and bamboo textures, but remember - if it’s not for you, don’t feel the need to follow the trend!
Embrace the parts you like (and leave out the rest!)
The main thing to remember with any Interior styling is that personal touches are key. Incorporate your own style, favorite art or furniture, or unusual lighting with some fresh cut flowers, a prickly cactus, or a fully fledged fern. The best Interiors are usually developed over time and reflect a person’s personality, so have some fun with it! Because at the end of the day, the most calming space will be the one you call your own.