Home Décor Trends 2020: Biophilic Design

by Jane K on February 10, 2020

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Biophilic design is one of the hottest home décor trends for 2020. In today’s interior design blog, we discuss what it is and how to incorporate it into your decorating style.

What is Biophilic Design?

While you’ve maybe never heard the term, you’ve likely seen biophilic design in action. To break it down, biophilia means a love of nature. Biophilic design is a decorating style that works to incorporate both human design and natural elements into a look that is reminiscent of the natural world. In general, biophilic design elements include natural light, vegetation, natural materials, natural colors, and natural shapes.

Biophilic Design Tips

It’s generally agreed upon that spending time in nature is good for you, so it stands to reason that incorporating biophilic design elements into your home décor could also reap similar benefits. These biophilic design tips can help you get started.

Try an Earth Tone Color Scheme

One easy way to incorporate biophilic design elements is to use an earth tone color scheme in your home décor. While the phrase “earth tones” has a variety of meanings, for this trend, you’ll want to think of colors that naturally occur in nature, including greens, browns, and blues. A nature-inspired color palette sets the tone for a calm, relaxing home.

Stick with Natural Materials

If you’re looking to incorporate biophilic design elements in your home, a good place to start is by choosing natural materials. From natural wood furniture to natural fabrics, you’ll want to veer away from veneer and focus on furniture that looks and feels like it belongs in the natural world. Decorating with plants and other greenery can also help bring biophilic design to your home.

Showcase Natural Patterns & Artwork

From floral print accent chairs to landscape paintings, there are plenty of ways to incorporate natural patterns and artwork into your home décor. You can even find lamps and other accessories that feature naturally occurring geometric patterns like honeycombs and waves.

Highlight Natural Light

As we learn about the health benefits of getting natural light, we anticipate more and more people trying to find ways to incorporate it into their home décor. While there’s only so much light available, there are ways to take special advantage of the light you have. Hanging a mirror directly across from a window, for example, highlights the natural light you have by reflecting it. You can also keep window treatments light and translucent, if not open during the day.

Need more help decorating or furnishing your home? Check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from luxury bedroom must haves to how to make a living room cozy.

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