We often separate our homes from nature without even realizing it. We focus on growing plants outdoors and then shut the blinds once inside. These types of environments with artificial light and lack of windows have been said to create both sensory deprivation and negative feelings. The concept of biophilic design aims to stop this trend of depriving our everyday lifestyle of nature.
Biophilic design works to create a comfortable and relaxed space that incorporates the positive impact that nature has on humans. This is done both in the architecture and in the decor. Something as simple as adding an aquarium to your home can reinforce your connection with the natural world.
To help you renovate your home and add more natural touches, ApartmentGuide has a guide on the 14 patterns of biophilic design and how to incorporate them into your space. Read through to find which ones could be used to improve your home and your mood.