Biophilia, which literally means “love of life,” an affinity for living things and the natural world. Biophilic design is an applied solution to appease this desire for nature by integrating natural elements and processes into the built environment. And if done right, the design should trigger a strong positive impact on our health and well-being.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you easily bring in biophilic strategies to your environment.
- Open the blinds and windows let the sun light and fresh air in.
- Buy a plant or two. (Hint: good plants are peace lilies, snake plants, or orchids.)
- Decorate with images of nature.
- Play natural sounds like the ocean or running water.
- Bring the outside in by using natural element such as rattan, teak and natural wood.
- Create an outdoor living spaces.
Remember if design doesn’t focus on aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and productivity in the age-old struggle to be fit and survive, it is not biophilic.