Biophilia is defined as a love for all things living and Biophilic design is the practice of integrating nature and natural elements into the built environment. So, if you are one of those who loves to sit in a nook that has plenty of sunshine, or love to laze around in a balcony full of plants or even a cascading water fountain, you are Biophilic. @dwellme tells you all about awakening your senses and incorporating nature into your home.
The term is derived from the Greek words for “life” and “love or affection;” making its literal translation “love of life.” Biophilic design, which uses natural materials, and designs to maintain a connection to nature within the assembled environment. This kind of design has been found to support cognitive function, physical health, and psychological well-being.
As humans, we have an intrinsic connection to the earth and nature and draw from its healing powers. That is exactly why even “Forest Bathing’ is a thing! More about that later though. Our attraction towards nature is visible in our décor choices when we use a floral-patterned upholstery or a rustic rug. This specific bond has often been used by designers to create innate connections with spaces, turning houses into homes!
Below, the experts from decor and home furniture brand, Dwell, share their tips on choosing the right floral design and plants for your decor:
Using florals in home decor is one form of accessorizing that will never lose its allure. Almost any room in the house can be perfected with the right choice of bloom, whether faux or real. To amplify your room aesthetic, opt for faux flowers that help bring the earthly beauty inside, and brighten up the space. The best florals for the decor are the ones that serve as an accent without being too trite. They are bright and elegant, illuminating the decor of the space without overpowering it. The Peony Arrangement in Glass Vase, is perfectly suited to bring forth a burst of colour with its stunning arrangement and style.
The design aesthetic of your house can largely impact the size and style of the foliage you choose. Large plants make a perfect statement, and are perfect for minimalistic interior decors that focus on emphasising certain design aspects without overcrowding the room. Olive trees, for instance, have earned their spot as the prettiest houseplants, both aesthetically and symbolically, and are a great addition to minimalistic spaces.
Playing with nature’s colour scheme
There are endless ways to incorporate florals to home decor. Whether that be through bright paintings, eccentric vases, curtains and bedsheets designed with lush green foliage, the earthy nature-like feel boasts our mood and rejuvenates our soul. Opt for Dwell’s Bloomr Square Box With Flower Lid for a stunning touch, or Wilhelmina King Duvet Cover & Fitted Set that’s adorned with earthly images for a refreshing new take on biophilic decor.
Finally, do not clutter. While placing the items, make sure you don’t club all of them together without proper placement or thought. Keep an open plan, giving the design enough space to breathe and flow!