Bring nature in with these 5 biophilic design ideas

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Plants + Greenery

A hallmark of biophilic design, adding houseplants and greenery is an easy way to instantly add life and freshness to your space and cultivate that connection to the great outdoors. You don’t have to turn your living room into a greenhouse to experience the serotonin-boosting effects of houseplants either – focus on quality over quantity by choosing the right plants for the lighting conditions. your home for guaranteed success!

Small Oasis Self-Watering Planter by Northern

A new Design Milk Shop exclusive, the Oasis self-watering planter from Northern marries the best of modern Nordic design and traditional craftsmanship aesthetics. The planter uses two nested containers to create a stacked look, with the lower piece housing a water reservoir that allows plants to hydrate at their own pace – perfect for budding plant owners. For extra biophilic design points, the planter is unglazed, revealing its natural terracotta texture for added earthiness. Fun fact: The planter’s unglazed top container allows it to siphon water directly into the soil inside!

$99

Large Newel 30 planter by Greenery Unlimited

Large Newel 30 planter by Greenery Unlimited

Backed by over 10 years as botanical designers, the experts at Greenery Unlimited combine their plant know-how and sense of modern design to create planters that suit your indoor plants and the aesthetics of your home. decorating your home. The Newel Planter is a great option for tall plants, embodying a timeless tapered shape that works beautifully on surfaces or on the ground for a green statement. Made of high-quality, durable fiberglass in a repaintable matte finish, the beautiful simplicity of the Newel is built to last a lifetime.

$129

Visual representations of nature

You know that feeling of calm you get just looking at pictures of sunsets or coastlines? That’s biophilic design at work. Nature images are said to have a calming effect on the psyche and optimize our connection to nature. Try it yourself by choosing a wall decoration representing natural scenes or motifs.

Tropical world print by Jennifer Chong

Tropical world print by Jennifer Chong

This print of the tropical world by Los Angeles-based photographer Jennifer Chong beautifully captures the beauty of lush tropical palm fronds up close. The photo’s simple composition and high-contrast off-white background give it a clever minimalism that any lover of modern design is sure to appreciate. Despite the photo showcasing a singular facet of a natural tropical landscape, one is immediately transported to the beach every time one looks at it! Note: All Jennifer Chong prints are made to order and well worth the wait!

$40+

Fiordo di Furore print by Carley Rudd

Fiordo di Furore print by Carley Rudd

This photo print of the Amalfi Coast by travel photographer Carley Rudd will have you dreaming of your next vacation. Rudd’s bird’s-eye shot of Fiordo di Furore captures the lush, multi-faceted greens and earth tones of towering green-covered cliffs, and the blue-green tones of the sparkling Italian coastline, bringing brightness to any room in the house. You can even order your print with a frame so it’s ready to hang upon arrival.

$54+

Natural textures + materials

Bringing the outdoors in can also be as simple as incorporating natural materials and textures throughout your home. Wood, natural stone, bamboo, wicker and rattan not only provide tactile satisfaction, but they also add an elemental look to interior spaces, strengthening your interior’s connection with the outside world!

RESET Clock – Oak by MARdiROS

RESET Clock – Oak by MARdiROS

Canadian design studio MARdiROS’ RESET clock features an ultra-modern, minimalist body that lets its untreated oak wood finish do the talking. Devoid of unnecessary embellishments and details, the clock’s elegant blank face draws on the natural wood grain of oak to bring a modern, elemental touch to your wall – evoking the presence of trees in a decorative object. modern and functional everyday.

$255

Anzu Tama Vase by Tamiko Claire Grès

Anzu Tama Vase by Tamiko Claire Grès

The Anzu Tama vase is a modern and small addition to your console or coffee table. Crafted from speckled brown clay and finished with a warm apricot glaze, the Anzu Tama Vase gives natural elements a place in your home decor, adding a natural, earthy look to your space and stylishly housing your flower stems and small bouquets. favourites. Because each piece in ceramic artist Tamiko Claire’s collection is handcrafted in Hawaii, your vase can take up to 3 weeks to arrive, but you’ll feel good knowing your one-of-a-kind piece was made just for you!

$55

Natural + diffuse light

Making the most of natural light in your space is a major tenet of biophilic design – because the next best thing to sun exposure is to shine sunlight inside. When natural light is limited, however, experts turn to diffused lighting and mirrors to help fill in the gaps and recreate the dynamic light felt outdoors.

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko

This diffuser lamp ticks almost all of the biophilic design boxes. The frosted acrylic glass dreamily casts a warm ambient glow in your space, with a dimming feature for dynamic lighting options. Its durable wooden base brings natural textures and materials into the mix. And finally, the copper diffuser plate on top warms essential oils, adding natural aromas to your space. Bonus: The wireless portable design means you can enjoy it in any room of the house.

$90

The Horizon mirror by Hollis + Morris

The Horizon mirror by Hollis + Morris

With thoughtful placement, mirrors help reflect natural light entering your home, making it brighter and bigger in the process – perfect for small spaces and homes short on natural light. The Horizon Mirror from Hollis + Morris is a modern way to bring more sunshine into your space and add a modern look to your walls. The elegant round mirror features a panel or “skyline” in solid walnut or white wood for added warmth and natural texture and is even available in smoke or sepia tinted options, making it a statement piece. eye-catching modern wall decor. Style just one or arrange several to create a unique sculptural display.

$290+

Natural + organic forms

Did you know that straight lines are rare in nature? It therefore goes without saying that natural and organic forms are a key element of biophilic spaces. Whether you’re playing with shapes literally seen in nature – trees, flowers, waves – or simply trading in harsh lines for soft, understated curves, there are plenty of ways to experiment with this sect of biophilic design.

Set of wall vases in the shape of pebbles by Extra&Ordinary Design

Set of wall vases in the shape of pebbles by Extra&Ordinary Design

This set of pebble-shaped wall vases by Extra&Ordinary Design brings organic shapes and greenery to your walls for a soft sculptural statement. Complete with three individual handmade vases, this vibrant set lets you create custom arrangements and displays for a modern, personalized look. Cast in eco-friendly jesmonite, the Pebble Wall Vases have a warm, pink color palette that is sure to complement any floral arrangement and decor style.

$295

Small concrete tealight candles Orbis by Konzuk

Small concrete tealight candles Orbis by Konzuk

Despite being constructed from durable cement, these small Orbis tealight candles from Konzuk have a delicate, eggshell-like appeal that makes them an elegant, biophilic design element in your space. Meticulously handcrafted, these unscented spherical tea lights add a sculptural look to any surface in the home, making them one of our favorite ways to use a decorative, glowing candle. Layer them in a trio on your coffee table for an elevated decorative touch or scatter them around your home for little natural touches.

$97

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Alexa is a business writer at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her fiancé Alex and Phoebe, a retired greyhound. A lifelong art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM store picks, she may be burying herself in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around town with her partner and pup.

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