We love to escape the chaos of our everyday lives by taking time to reflect and appreciate the effects of nature. Whether it’s going on a hike through the Scottish Highlands to visit your favourite remote coffee shop, completing your first Munro, or braving open water swimming. But we rarely consider bringing nature indoors – and the many benefits of doing so.
Nature often feels out of reach during our day-to-day lives. It’s easy to feel disconnected from the natural world when we spend 90% of our time indoors.
Would your employees be happier and healthier if you brought nature into your office?
The science says yes. And don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below are some simple ways to incorporate biophilic design within your workspace or venue. And if you’re still not sold, take a look at the benefits that come with immersing yourself in biophilic design.
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Biophilic design is a concept that invites nature indoors, where we are able to integrate the emotional and physical benefits experienced when we connect with nature, in our own interior spaces.
Using natural materials like wood and stone creates environments that promote wellness, creativity, and positivity in our everyday lives. When coupled with plants, a natural scheme has a calming effect on everyone who enhabits the space, even if they don’t quite know why.
Prioritising Plants as a Design Element
Now you finally have an excuse to be a ‘plant parent’. It may sound like a no-brainer, but incorporating plants into your space is more than a trend. Plants increase your physical and emotional connection with nature as well as looking vibrant in any room.
Leafy plants release water vapour into the air and they absorb toxins which helps to purify the air quality in your space. This has been proven to directly increase levels of happiness and well-being within indoor environments. So, what are you waiting for? Get that living wall you’ve always wanted. Contact us to find out more about incorporating biophilic design into your space.
Decorating with Earth Tones
When introducing the concept of biophilic design into your venue, decorating with natural, organic earth tones helps to soften the environment and allows plants to pop.
Put simply, earth tones are those we visualise in nature. Plants have been shown to reduce stress and improve productivity. From the feeling of warmth evoked by the burnt oranges of autumn leaves to the peacefulness of blue skies on a summer’s day, there are many ways to create that sense of nature nostalgia.
Incorporating natural materials when furnishing your space is a creative way to feel more connected to nature. Wood and stone in particular can help your customers feel at ease in a subtle way, with plants at the centre of the scheme.
Not only does the use of natural materials embrace nature even further, but it also encourages sustainability within your interior environment.
Not to mention, it can also be a cost-effective way of getting crafty with reclaimed, zero-waste wood. Why not leave it raw and unstained, and celebrate nature’s natural flaws?
If you’re going to invest in biophilic design, you have to open your windows and let your space breathe. Not only will you feel energised and refreshed, but the breeze and light can also improve your immune system. Also, your new plants will thank you for taking good care of them.
If you would like more advice on incorporating biophilic design into your space, our team would be delighted to work with you to create an aesthetically pleasing plantscape for your space. Contact us today to discuss how we can enhance your workspace.
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