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Biophilic Interior Design: What Is It and Why Should You Try It?

Biophilic interior design is a huge trend that focuses on incorporating nature into an indoor environment. Its literal meaning translates to “love for nature,” which gives a glimpse of what to expect from this style. A typical biophilic interior feels serene and relaxing, thanks to its connection with nature. If you wish to turn your home into a serene green haven, we have you covered. This post shares practical tips and ideas for creating beautiful biophilic interiors without too much effort.

Jungle-like bedroom

Sprucing up your home with live greenery is one of the easiest ways to add a biophilic touch. Oversized potted plants will make your bedroom feel like a jungle, setting a calming atmosphere. Majesty palm, monstera deliciosa, snake plant, and fiddle leaf fig are some of the houseplants that can grow large enough to turn your bedroom into a green oasis.

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Biophilic living room

Indoor plants have a positive effect on our well-being. Some varieties are even known for their air-purifying abilities. Aloe vera, English ivy, snake plant, and spider plant are some of the commonly used houseplants for this specific purpose. Display your potted plants on shelves and in hanging planters to add a touch of green to your home. Climbing plants are ideal for indoor use, as they will help you set a natural mood.

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Natural materials

Natural materials will bring an organic feel to any space. Use rattan, jute, wood, and clay to bring a natural vibe to your home. With an abundance of organic textures and plants, this room implements the biophilic design in a seemingly effortless way.

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Dress your home in greenery

You don’t need to have gardening experience to create a green oasis in your home. As a newbie, you can start with easy-maintenance plants that are almost impossible to kill. Cacti and succulents are super easy to care for, so even the busiest people can maintain them.

Balcony greenhouse

If you don’t have enough space to set up an indoor garden, you can use even the tiniest balcony. Use the available vertical space and introduce planter ladders to fit as many green plants as possible. Plus, you can plant your own mini herb garden so you’ll always have fresh ingredients for preparing delicious meals.

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Enhance the natural light

If you have a green thumb, then you’ll want to maximize the available sunlight for your precious plants to thrive. You can enhance the natural light with a few simple steps. First, make sure any large furniture pieces are away from the windows so they won’t obstruct light. Opt for sheer curtains to let the sun’s rays reach your plants.

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Introduce tropical prints

Your indoor decor theme should match the biophilic vibe. Why not enhance the space with tropical prints? This gorgeous wallpaper and table runner strengthen the biophilic theme while making a unique statement. 

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Kristina Shestakova

Kristina is a home decor enthusiast that loves to share practical tips. With more than 5 years in the interior design content writing niche, she has lots to share. She is obsessed with Pinterest, looking for the most creative ideas for your inspiration. Hopefully, this will motivate you to create the home you always wanted.

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