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Happy Homes with Biophilic Design

Happy living environments are imperative to our wellbeing and interior design can play a huge part in achieving this. The importance of creating a space that reflects positively on your mental health has been a prominent topic over the past few years. A recent article by New Scientist even states that there has been a growing number of neuroscientists working alongside architects and interior designers*.

At a time when remote work is the new normal, it makes perfect sense that homeowners are opting for interiors that radiate happiness and positivity, over minimalistic and muted designs. An increasingly popular choice that is associated with enhancing spaces this way is Biophilic design. 

Biophilia is defined as an instinct to connect with nature and all living things. The connection to nature has been found to support mental health and cognitive functions, as well as reduce stress and help boost moods. Biophilic interiors encourage bright spaces and natural light that allow people to practice mindfulness, self-care and find sanctuary within the home.

Richard Burbidge’s trend, ‘Zen Living’, is characterised by light colour palettes, rustic tones, greenery and sustainable products. It encapsulates the notion of choosing designs that benefit your happiness and wellbeing, as well as offering an easy way to introduce more sustainable products into your home. When paired with natural timber such as Richard Burbidge’s stairparts or wall panelling, this can easily add a Biophilic influence to a space.

This can be achieved using Richard Burbidge’s Trademark range, with a choice of oak, hemlock, pine, or white finishes to add a simple but beautiful design to your stairway. With its light and natural timber options, the Trademark collection has something to suit every budget and allows homeowners to mix and match in order to create their desired look.

Richard Burbidge’s trend, ‘Outside in’, also represents a combination of rustic finishes and natural wood furnishings alongside modern touches. The Elements range, with a choice of glass, metal or timber combinations is ideal for a contemporary, yet classic look. Better yet, these materials add a sense of serenity to a room that welcomes a harmonious blend of the rural outdoors and cosy décor.

Wall cladding painted in light or rustic tones can also be easily paired with Biophilic décor such as large palms or potted plants and natural ceramics. Whilst a natural timber panelled wall can help to widen a room and achieve a simple, yet sustainable look that incorporates nature in the space.

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