Biophilic design is growing in popularity as people are choosing to connect more directly with nature in their everyday lives. Because we’re home more than we used to be, it’s so important that our spaces are designed to contribute to our well-being. What if your custom home could be designed with nature as the priority?
What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilic design is basically designing spaces that enable you to connect with nature. We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, so having spaces with big windows, greenery, and other natural elements is very beneficial to our health. There are 6 main elements of biophilic designs: environmental features, natural shapes and forms, natural patterns and processes, light & space, place-based relationships, and human relationships to nature. This is not a new phenomenon. As a matter of fact, it’s been basic human nature since the beginning of time. Connections with nature are vital to our health and well being.
How to Incorporate Biophilic Design in Your Custom Home
- Outdoor living spaces are a great way to incorporate biophilic design. Creating a space where you can be comfortable outdoors is great for lowering blood pressure and reducing stress. Plus, if you’re working from home, you can create a great space to get away from the screen!
- Maximize natural light by incorporating large windows throughout your home. You can use big glass doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, use the power of natural light to enhance your health and happiness.
- Bring in natural colors and shapes. Rarely do you see perfectly straight lines in nature. Find a way to use natural woods, stone, and colors in your design elements to bring the outdoors in. Add texture and contrast with a stone fireplace and a natural wood mantle. Furniture made of natural materials is another great way to bring in natural tactility.
- Add some green! From atriums to potted plants, it’s easy to bring the benefits of live plants into your home. You don’t need to have a green thumb to really enjoy the positive changes that plants bring to your life.
Whatever your priorities are in your custom home, Platinum Home Builders is here to help design a house that fits all of your needs. Let’s dream together!