For several years now, one of the main trends that has intensified with the pandemic has been the need for easy access to nature. It manifests itself in the field of urban planning and real estate, and in the field of design: biophilia satisfies the rapidly growing need for communication with the living environment. Those with no access to the garden are looking for decorating ways to maintain the sense of harmony and tranquility that plants provide. And now nature as a design element will always be with us: this is biophilic design.
There are many wellness benefits to biophilic design, such as reduced stress, increased indoor productivity, and increased learning speed.
Pinterest Predicts named biophilic design as a top trend to watch in 2022. While the term “biophilia” is still new to many, it is far from a new concept. There have been more and more examples of architecture and home decor in recent years.
Dependence on climate
Biophilic design is based on the human need to communicate with the living environment. However, access to nature can look very different, depending on the region where a person lives, as well as the surrounding culture, climate, and even population density. As a result, a biophilic design somewhere in the desert cannot and should not be reproduced in a four-season climate. Biophilia can be expressed in the design or decor of a home in many ways. You can find yourself surrounded by nature, or you can, on the contrary, transfer plants to a building: This practice is especially useful from December to April, when many cities are covered with snow.
In the id from the window as a healthy lifestyle
The most popular interiors are those that have a view of the river, lake, or park, where you can watch the change of seasons. Experts say that the benefits of landscape go far beyond the cost of real estate. Research also shows that being able to see greenery from (or in) your home can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. And having lots of greenery in your home is an easy way to improve your health.
Nature in the house
If you’re renting an apartment and don’t have the ability to influence the shaping of your living space from an architectural perspective, there are many ways to bring biophilic aspects into your home; plants, as well as the addition of decorative elements made from natural fabrics and materials (for example, ceramics): this can help you connect with nature.
Spend time in nature
Proponents of the new trend are urging that it be mandatory to devote some time to biophilia during the day. They advise periodically during the day to focus your attention on something other than a laptop or business meetings: it is best if it is something green and soothing. Whether you can play outdoor sports, walk the block, stare out the window for a long time, or relax in the indoor conservatory, making time to be in tune with nature is a sustainable trend with life-changing benefits.