10/28/2022

The Great Indoors

How to bring Biophilic Design into your home

Interior design incorporates the physical, mental, and emotional needs of people, using the human experience to create novel spaces. Since most people spend ninety percent of their time indoors, it is essential to create interiors that improve wellbeing and health. 

Humans possess an innate tendency to seek out connections with the natural world around us, making us healthier and happier. And now, more than ever, we are seeking the healing powers of nature on a global scale. The movement of bringing natural elements into our indoor environment is called Biophilic Design. 

If you are ready to embrace Biophilic Design in your home, the first thing to consider is the amount of natural light coming through your windows. Maximize natural light by repositioning any furniture, or window coverings that are blocking the full potential of sunlight. Bursts of sunlight help improve sleep at night and boost alertness during the day.

Adding the right amount of greenery is another easy way to embrace nature. Plants are not only beautiful, they are natural air purifiers and mood boosters.

The use of natural materials, such as bamboo, cork, rattan, sisal, wood, marble, and stone can be implemented throughout your home in the furniture, kitchen worktops, floors, walls, and accessories.    

Nature is all about curves, soft edges, and a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Including natural colors, shapes, and patterns in your home design creates a calming space with a visual connection to nature without the need for major remodeling. 

Be inspired by the natural world around you to create an inspired, calm environment to live, work, and play in. 

With design studios in Palm Beach, FL and Martha’s Vineyard, Gil Walsh Interiors provides residential, commercial, and marine interior design services with a focus on traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs. To schedule a consult with one of our interior designers, please contact us by email. For additional design inspiration, we invite you to connect with Gil Walsh Interiors on Instagram and Facebook.

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