As a new year begins, we’ll explore the ever-changing landscape of home design trends. From the timeless classics to the cutting-edge contemporary styles, join us as we explore the latest and most captivating trends that are shaping the way we envision and inhabit our living spaces. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and empowered to elevate your living spaces to new heights. The Bluffs has an abundance of nature, so let’s start with biophilic design – it’s sure to be tree-rific (we just couldn’t help ourselves)!
Biophilic design is an approach that incorporates nature and natural elements into interior spaces to improve well-being and connection with the environment. Here are some practical tips to get you started.
Bring Greenery Indoors. Add low-maintenance plants suitable for indoor environments, consider different sizes and types for various rooms. Snake plants, pothos, Dracaena, or ferns all add varying dimension and contrast.
Use Natural Materials. Choose furniture, flooring, and decor made from natural materials like wood, stone, rattan, or bamboo.
Make Use of Natural Light and Views. Maximize natural light and views of nature by positioning furniture to take advantage of windows and outdoor scenes. Arrange seating areas to capture views of gardens, parks, or outdoor landscapes, emphasizing connections with nature. Arrange furniture to optimize natural light, use sheer curtains or blinds that allow light penetration.
Water Elements. Incorporate small water features like tabletop fountains or indoor ponds for a calming effect.
Practical ways to incorporate this trend in your home:
- For the Living Room: Place indoor plants strategically, use natural materials in furniture or decor, and create a focal point with a large window or a nature-inspired artwork.
- For the Bedroom: Opt for natural bedding materials, introduce plants or a small indoor garden, and position the bed to enjoy natural light and outdoor views.
- For the Kitchen/Dining: Use natural materials for countertops or dining tables, have an herb garden or potted plants on windowsills, and create a dining area with a view of nature.
Biophilic design aims to reconnect people with nature, offering numerous benefits for health and well-being. The goal is to create a space that feels both calming and invigorating by fostering a connection with the natural world. Take a peek at these homesites in The Bluffs, where nature is your neighbor. And see our featured list of the area’s finest builders with designs that fit the landscape.
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