Do you enjoy moments like feeling the sand under your toes, or waves crashing on a beach? Do you enjoy laying outside, just listening to the sound of nature, or exploring and going hiking? If you do, you could be a biophiliac. This simply means it is the urge to affiliate with other forms of life. It is in our nature to love natural things, whether it be animals, plants, or the earth’s geography.
Does Biophilia Even Matter?
Humans have a biological need to connect with nature, and we spend most of our time working indoors or even in cars, trains, or planes. With growing evidence suggesting that interacting with nature can make humans happier, shouldn’t we be satisfying this need? Instead of guarding ourselves from nature, we should be connecting with it.
Biophilic design is a design that allows people to connect with nature, and provide healthier homes, so people feel complete and content when they are in it. This can be done by adding plants, water features or allowing more natural light. These simple features can heighten someone’s mood by just being in the home and around them.
Wood Floors and the Connection with Nature
Floors are such a large surface area in your home, and can be a foundation to any design in your home. Wood floors are quite simply, bringing the outdoors inside, and there’s a reason they feel so inviting. It is a simple way to not only bring beauty to your home, but also allows that connection with nature.
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