Bring the Outdoors in, Even on the Coldest Days

Woman waterung plants in front of retractable door screen

There’s a reason people love spending time outdoors, and it has more to do with it than just fresh air. We love to connect and interact with the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Being among the trees, plants, and birds makes us feel good. Biophilic home design is about bringing the benefits of nature indoors and into our homes. Studies have shown that living in an organic home can lead to better health, improved moods, and even increased productivity. If you’re looking for ways to improve your quality of life, or create your own sanctuary at home, consider giving the biophilic home design a try! 

Sanctuaries can be found in all sorts of places – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a whole room or expensive. You can create sustainability on a budget.  It could be your favorite chair by the window or listening to the birds while you cook. A place where you can go to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. Whatever it is for you, creating a sanctuary is an act of self-love and respect. When you take the time to create a space that feels good for you, it shows that you value yourself and your well-being. 

Woman in white button up watering plants

Create a sanctuary in your home by adding bits of nature to your sanctuary with plants and natural light. Have a hard time with your green thumb? You can achieve the same feeling with other decorations, calming music, or lighting your favorite candles. Personalize these items, so this space is perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.  

Another way to make your home feel like a sanctuary is by honoring your priorities. What are the things that are most important to you? What do you want your home to reflect? When you take the time to consider what matters most to you, it will be easier to create a space that feels good for you. Perhaps your priority is creating a cozy and inviting space for family and friends. Or maybe you prioritize having a clean and organized home. Whatever it is, when you focus on your priorities, it will be easier to create a sanctuary that feels right for you. 

Cat lounging on window sill

Creating a home that feels like a sanctuary is the ultimate form of home comfort. It’s a place where you feel you can kick up your feet, curl up with a blanket and spend time with friends and family. When you take the time to create a space that feels good for you, it will be easier to relax, rejuvenate, and restore your energy. 

Do you have biophilic home design in your own home? What are some of the ways you’ve incorporated it? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!