Discover what biophilia is and how to include it in your home decoration
We cannot deny that in the last decade technology has marked our day today. Yes, also as far as decoration is concerned. Moreover, since minimalism nested in our interiors, rooms, and houses, in general, moved a little away from nature. Fortunately, natural decorative styles come back strongly. Precisely that is what we want to talk about, specifically biophilia and how to include it in home decoration.
Biophilia stems from the Greek words for Life (Bios) and Love (Philia) and literally means a love of life. The word was first used by a psychologist Erich Fromm in 1964. He described it as “the passionate love of life and all that is alive”.
What is biophilia?
If we think of the exact definition of biophilia, it refers to the innate connection of humans with nature. We must bear in mind that for a long time we have separated that nature from the interiors. How many of us have opted for artificial plants instead of natural plants? An artificial plant is much easier to care for, that is so, but no, it is not biophilia, that is, it is not natural.
Betting on natural materials, as well as fresh plants and flowers, brings us closer to nature much more. Indoor biophilia helps us reconnect the spaces with the benefits and positive feelings that nature brings us.
Biophilic Design takes this concept a step further, working to create spaces that benefit the people who use them. It is, at its core, an architectural framework that consciously including organic patterns and nature into interiors gives us the ability to reconnect and strengthen the human-nature connection we all yearn for.
Natural plants vs artificial plants
As we mentioned, the use of artificial plants indoors was imposed for a long time. Surely more than one has decorated his bathroom or his office with them. Moreover, the vertical gardens, those beautiful green elements that give color to any corner, are sometimes made with these artificial plants.
If we think about it, in this case, artificial plants only serve to decorate and fill a space. They do not contribute anything else. A false contact with nature that contributed nothing but aesthetics. Eye, and a real aesthetic, that there are artificial plants that look completely like real ones. However, it is not the same.
Artificial plants do not give the freshness that natural ones give. Fresh plants charge the positive energy environment and transmit it to us, while artificial plants do not. They simply are. Therefore, if you want to bet on biophilia in decoration, you will have to devote more time to plants. You can choose the ones that best fit your interiors, by climate and place and, in addition, you will have to pamper them.
Reasons to bet on biophilia in decoration
One of the main reasons to bet on biophilia in decoration is that being surrounded by plants, we will be in a more refreshing place for our body and mind. Breathing pure air and relaxing is much easier by being surrounded by nature (or part of it). Moreover, you can add to these fresh plants a source of water to complement the decoration, and thus ensure that the state of peace of mind is greater. The sound of water always helps to relax and connect with nature.
We not only find benefits mentally. Plants help us create a microclimate inside the house. Summers will be cooler and winters warmer. In addition, we cannot deny that we aesthetically achieve much more pleasant and comfortable interiors.
How to include biophilia in the decoration?
Very simple, add plants everywhere. Plants in vertical gardens, hanging plants, strategic corners with potted plants. Also, bet on flowers. Place vases with flowers at the entrance of the house, in the bathroom or in the bedroom; Yes, as you read, also in bedroom plants are being used a lot.
This is only part, perhaps the most important because, in addition, you can also create a more natural environment by betting on materials and palettes of natural colors, such as terracotta color. Wooden furniture or tones that remind us of the countryside, for example.
What do you think about biophilia in decoration? Would you like to include it in your home? We would love to read your comments here on the Blog …
If you want more ideas to decorate with plants, we recommend you take a look at the following images: