There is a reason why human beings love the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, rain on the roof or birdsong. A raft of research has confirmed that natural light, greenery and views of nature are good for us.
Something that we were really keen to incorporate inside Bliss haus was nature & the outside. We wanted to bring the calmness and happiness that you feel from being outdoors into our design and interiors.
This is called Biophilic Design an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn to reconnect people with nature, This involves incorporating elements of nature to bring benefits to people, such as lower blood pressure and minimise the production of stress hormones. We all need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. Around 87% of our lives are spent indoors & 6% in our cars.
By using this way of designing our spaces, we can help reduce stress to offer a more calming and restorative environment. By using the following elements we can strengthen the connections to nature with the use of light, plants, natural materials, textures, patterns, colours and sound.
Exposure to natural light is essential for our energy, mood and sleep and Maximise the amount of natural light coming into your home. Big windows that give a view out to nature, or even a cosy place next to a window to sit, work, read or think. Blinds instead of curtains and keeping any windows clean all give us more natural light.
Natural materials & textiles
Using natural materials like reclaimed wood, wool, clay, cotton and leather using tactile materials gives texture.
Cleverly they clean the air that we breathe and provide fresh oxygen, also they have a naturally calming stress busting presence they increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed. Remembering to locate your plants in theareas in which they thrive. Cacti like heaps of sunlight and ferns like to dwell in shady spots.
Make the most of sensory spaces such as bathrooms, with textural contrasts. For example with fluffy towels against cool tiles, plus gentle lighting and calming scents.
Time for us all to dwell in bliss and create spaces that energise, stimulate and connect us with each other, while being calming, relaxing and restorative.