Have you ever wondered why you’re more positive when you’re outside? Studies have shown that spending time in the great outdoors has health benefits, helping to reduce stress and increase productivity. Bringing nature into your interior design has proven benefits to health and well-being; this concept is known as Biophilia. Biophilic design it taking the interior world by storm! As we live in a digital world, this concept helps to inject some much-needed nature into our décor, without the need of missing out on being outside. In this blog, we’re going to look at the ways in which you can incorporate this trend into your interiors!
Brooklyn Giant Hat Pendant - 21 Inch – Brass, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by @jon.eldridge)
It’s All In The Light
One benefit of being in the great outdoors is being exposed to some much-needed vitamin D, as well as some fresh air. Natural light contributes to better sleep and helps to uplift your mood. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to be exposed to natural light. Therefore, the perfect way to replicate this is by having sufficient lighting in each room.
Incorporate an elegant shade such as one from our glass range, which helps create a soft glow that replicates that of natural lighting. Pair with a dimmable lighting switch, which allows you to adjust the settings throughout the day, and you’ll reap the benefits in no time!
Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyhouseandhome)
Helping to circulate air, uplift moods instantly and absorb toxins, the easiest way to incorporate a touch of nature in your interior is by integrating plants. When it comes to greenery, you shouldn’t overcrowd your space, but rather think strategically. Analyse the space and identify the weakest areas, and place plants here.
Retro pendant lighting looks perfect paired with greenery, highlighting areas in which have a touch of nature. Our simplistic, yet beautiful pendant when combined with the exposed pots and pans with the hanging plant, brightens up this kitchen décor!
Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Pendant – Brass, £75, by Industville (Image supplied by @Since_1859)
In a commercial setting, you cannot go wrong with a floral wall! They’re not only great for business, but they also help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for customers. They can make them feel at ease and eager to extend their stay. Bocca Social, an Italian bar and restaurant in Beckenham, features an impressive floral wall, plush pink furnishings and brass lights, a mesmerising and uplifting décor!
Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch – Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by Bocca Social)
Natural materials such as wood and brick are the perfect way to mimic the great outdoors and bring the sought-after, industrial vibe in. By bringing raw materials into your interior, it allows you to connect with nature and brings the rustic atmosphere in. For the ultimate interior, pair these natural materials with some handcrafted lights. All of the lights here at Industville are handcrafted to perfection, using the highest-quality raw materials!
Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch – Pewter, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by Sturman and Co. Interior Design Studio - @bess_designs @photokathryn)
Go Into The Dark
Although the great outdoors tend to have lighter colours, there is no harm in incorporating darker tones into your interior to still achieve the biophilic design. Dark interiors are incredibly popular, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Therefore, combining two popular interior trends can create a mesmerising décor!
To contrast beautifully with the darker tones, incorporate brass or copper accessories. The combination of copper wall lights placed either side of a circular mirror, like the interior below, creates interest. Add in some plants, and you’ve got a biophilic bathroom of dreams!
Sleek Edison Wall Light – Brass, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @houseofhurstwood)
Put The Spotlight On The Ceiling
Don’t forget the fifth wall, the ceiling! Statement ceilings are becoming increasingly popular. It’s a place we’re used to forgetting, but gives us even more space to put our unique spin on our décor. Either introduce some hanging ivy, patterned tiles or statement pendants to make use of the fifth wall!
Fever-Tree have made use of their office ceiling, utilising both hanging plants and statement pendants to create the perfect atmosphere for employees. Lighting is key in offices as it helps to increase productivity, and what better way than to add some beautiful industrial lights?!
Retro Large Pendant - 17 Inch – Black, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by ThirdWay Interiors - Instagram: @thirdwayinteriors – Twitter: @thisisthirdway – LinkedIn: ThirdWay Interiors)
Fake It Til You Make It
If you don’t have sufficient space in your interior to fill it with luscious plants, the ideal alternative is to add art. Art allows us to express our personality, while in turn, helping to transform our mood. The concept of biophilia is to improve your well-being, and the perfect way to do this is to surround yourself with things that you love! Invest in art that inspires you and give your mood a boost! Here at Industville, we dedicate our showroom walls to unique artwork that is handcrafted by talented artists; you can browse the incredible range here.
Spotlight On Restaurant Juur
Biophilic design is being incorporated into many different places, from the home to the office and even into restaurants. Restaurant Juur has fully embraced the biophilia trend, bringing the jungle vibe in to create a seamless atmosphere for diners. Using clean, organic ingredients with Nordic flavours, they needed to reflect this in their interior. Focusing on urban nature, featuring plenty of plants, wooden elements, exposed brick walls and our industrial lights, they’ve created a unique experience for customers!
Brooklyn Step Pendant - 16 Inch – Pewter, £104, by Industville (Image supplied by Restoran Juur)
Our Brooklyn Step Pendants in Pewter & Copper were chosen, the copper element shines a bright, warm and welcoming atmosphere, allowing guests to feel at ease. Speaking to Britmarii Kroon, the manager at Restaurant Juur said, ‘‘The lighting in Restuaran Juur creates an atmosphere where good design, new Nordic style and a hint of Estonin elements come together. Thanks to the adjustable height and intensity, we are able to make every guest feel at home.’’
Both homes and commercial spaces can benefit from incorporating the biophilia interior trend. Helping to boost productivity and well-being, as well as being incredibly stylish, it’s a trend we see becoming even bigger over the next few years. How would you add a touch of nature into your interior? We’d love to know! To keep up with the latest interior and lighting trends, browse our blog, which is full of inspiration!
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