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Adding skylights and other sources of natural light is one way to incorporate biophilic design.
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Biophilic design, or the idea of letting nature into your home, is more than just adding a few plants. According to housing market platform Redfin, there are many ways to let nature into the home when remodeling or building from the ground up. This can be done in a range of ways, from enhancing natural lighting to incorporating indoor-outdoor spaces into a home’s design. Through the use of organic materials, a home can also bring a sense of tranquility and improve the connection to the surrounding environment.

Incorporating natural elements into your living space creates a deeper connection to the environment and increases the aesthetic appeal of your home embracing a return to a simpler, more organic design. “Basically, it’s the idea that there is evolutionary evidence that immersing ourselves in and surrounding ourselves with elements of nature makes us feel more whole, more calm, more at peace, reduces overall stress levels, and increases overall happiness and wellbeing. As we get more and more disconnected from the natural world in our fast-paced, technology-driven lives, the biophilic interior design tries to create spaces that feel like a natural sanctuary (almost spa-like) by using primarily natural elements such as nature art, raw wood, leather, stones etc…” explains Lars Gesing of the Lars Gesing Fine Art Nature Images Gallery.

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