Biophilia is known to be the inherent inclination to connect with nature and has been acknowledged by many designers. Interior designers have taken this this into consideration when designing interior spaces, to allow the occupants to subconsciously feel safe and comfortable.
The urgent need to combine biophilia into the working environment which we spend a great deal of time is becoming progressively important. In this blog we will be discussing the benefits of biophilia, how we connect to nature and how you can incorporate Biophilia into your space.
There are many benefits that come from having nature and elements that refer to nature in your space, such as reducing stress, increasing productivity, recovering from mental fatigue.
Our Whisper Apple rug reminds us of running our feet through grass in Spring. Whisper rugs are the deepest and most luxurious shaggy rug available anywhere, made with 100% polyester pile which is extremely dense and pile length of 7cm, these rugs will be the statement of any room. Not only are Whisper rugs extremely soft, they are also easy to maintain.
The Modern Way To Incorporate Nature In Your Space
We love our Mad Men Cracks 8723 rug in Dark Pine for its indirect reference to nature. This modern flat-weave rug has been machine woven from a mixture of 85% cotton chenille & 15% high gloss polyester pile, and was inspired by the cracked ice on the ice rink of Rockafella Square. Although we find these beautiful patterns remind us of a forest floor, a combination of earth and plants coming together. This rug is perfect to add some depth, character and colour to your decor.
References to nature haven shown to act as a visual stimulus which is aesthetically pleasing to the mind and releases tension subconsciously providing a positive experience mentally.
Styling Biophilic Elements In Your Space
Depending on the use of your space, you can use these natural patterns to your advantage and promote a social space, which can be using in living, dinning spaces for guests and events.
An example of this is our fabulous Manila 46407 rug, positioned in the centre of the room, it is eye-catching and inspiring. Manila has been hand-tufted exclusively for Sanderson by artisans in India. It's contemporary floral design will certainly transform and enlighten your home.
The benefits we experience from nature allows us to be more relaxed and calmer which means we are more inclined to start a conversation. When you have a shared natural experience with someone such as the “first snow day in the year”, we are more motivated to converse, interact and share ideas. These interventions consist of using the references to nature through materials, textures, colours and patterns. The use of the colour green in interior design leads to the increase in creativity.
The chic style and character, Scandinavian rugs add to your space is truly inspiring and motivating. Our Tropical Green rug will make you'll feel like you've been whisked away to an island veranda. It's a dynamic addition to a living room, family room, sunroom, or bedroom. Hand-made with 100% cotton and natural dyes.
Biophilia In Your Office
The incorporation of nature within the built environment and specifically the office environment, where people spend a considerable amount of time, is a concept that has been greatly overlooked. Studies have shown that ignoring the benefits of having nature in the built environment can lead to human psycho- logical problems, such as sick building syndrome.
There is a correlation between the increase of stress disorders in the working environment and the use of technology. As the complexity of technology used in companies increases, there is also an increase in the separation of the built environment and the natural environment.
Cognitive functions are activities that acquire information using mental agility, memory, logical thinking and creativity, all of which are required when performing repetitive tasks such as office work. A depletion of this over the course of the day may cause mental fatigue. Studies have shown that connections to nature in the office can lower blood pressure and reduce levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body and increase creativity which aids the cognitive functioning.
Our captivating Soumak Green handwoven modern rugs are perfect for high traffic areas due to being hard wearing and durable. This modern rug with use of colours and textures found in nature, brings any interior space to life.