I have always been happiest with a house full of plants but it was only recently that I learned the term biophilic design and started to read more about it. In case it’s a new term for you too, Merriam-Webster defines biophilic as “the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature”.
Turns out, the use of plants in home decor is making waves in the design world and we’re about to see it more and more in our workplaces, businesses and homes. And there’s a clear reason for that.
In this post, I will be sharing four ways that incorporating biophilic design into your home makes you happier. Then towards the end, I’m going to share a handful of my most recent plant additions as well as a few others I’m eyeing! My friends over at Fleur & Co make it incredibly easy for you to grow your plant collection too – they ship plants right to your doorstep (anywhere in Canada!). Fleur & Co has a wide selection of plants – ones that are common and quite a few that are more rare! You must check out them out if you’re hunting for a plant (or two, or three) to add to your home! I’ll share my favourites below (along with a discount code for you!)!
4 Ways Biophilic Design At Home Makes You Happier
Adding Plants To Your Home Supports Mental Wellness
There is no question that plants have a positive impact on your mental health. Research has been done on this topic and evidence shows that plants can help reduce stress and help increase productivity by increasing our ability to focus.
Plants are also a natural mood-booster and that alone is enough of a reason to add them to your space!
Bringing Nature Inside Through Biophilic Design
If where you live is anything like where I live (read: freezing cold), then you know there isn’t much of anything growing outside for about half of the year. I get so much joy out of being surrounded by nature and find that I really crave that in the colder months.
Incorporating biophilic design into your home is an easy way to bring those good feelings from nature, indoors! There’s nothing like being surrounding by healthy, green plants in the comfort of your own home.
Plants Add Beauty and Life to a Space
One of my goals for our home is to collect things that add beauty. I want everything I own to be either functional or beautiful and I would say plants fall into both categories.
If you want your space to have more dimension, try adding a plant to that corner you aren’t sure how to decorate, to that floating shelf in your kitchen, or to your coffee table. I’m constantly moving the plants in our home from one place to another and have found it’s an easy way to “redecorate” small nooks and surfaces.
Plant Care as a Hobby
It’s good for our well-being and happiness to have a number of hobbies. And plant care can definitely be classified as a hobby! Researching and learning about different varieties and tending to your plants by watering, fertilizing, pruning, propagating, and transplanting. You can even take courses or workshops to learn more! If you’re someone who has set a goal to find a new hobby this year, maybe consider growing your plant family!
If you want a few tips on how to care for your plants in the colder months, I wrote a blog post you can check out here.
Fleur & Co has given me a discount to share with you for 10% off anything on their site! They have a great selection of plants, pots and accessories – use code GINGERDEBHOUSE for 10% off your entire order.
New Plants I’ve Added To My Collection From Fleur & Co.
Philodendron Prince of Orange
A Few Plants I’m Eyeing From Fleur & Co.
Cordyline Pink Diamond
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