Biophilic design is a concept that has been around for years; however, it is becoming more prominent within home interior design, with its emphasis on the natural world, sustainability and wellness.
Whether you’re a passionate design enthusiast or simply aiming to refresh your kitchen decor, embracing some of the design tips below can assist you in crafting a biophilic kitchen that not only captivates the eye but also nurtures the soul.
The organic patterns and unique textures of natural stone evoke a sense of the outdoors, grounding your kitchen in a connection to nature. The beauty of opting for Caesarstone’s quartz worktops in your kitchen is that you can achieve the organic aesthetic of marble, granite, and other natural stones, without compromising durability and usability. Opt for light marble-inspired surfaces for a softer look, or go bold with heavily veined worktops. Complement this choice with a matching stone backsplash to create a cohesive and luxurious atmosphere.
The colours we surround ourselves with can significantly impact our mood and overall sense of wellbeing, with colours such as sunny yellows, refreshing greens, and tranquil blues proven to reduce stress levels and promote positivity. Green works exceptionally well in biophilic kitchen design where its organic nature brings a feeling of health, harmony and energy, perfect for a busy multifunctional space. Dark greens, such as our paint colour, Avocado, can add drama and sophistication when combined with varying hues of white. Or opt for subtle sage greens hues such as Moonstone, a paint colour with a gentler, timeless appeal.
Infusing your kitchen design with natural wood elements introduces a captivating warmth and calm. Consider incorporating a natural oak island with visible grain patterns, or opt for a solid butcher’s block. Additionally, introducing wooden finishes within the cabinetry internals can create a sophisticated contrast. The tactile nature of organic wood surfaces establishes a profound connection to nature and elevates the sensory experience within your kitchen.
A biophilic kitchen often includes some living greenery. Houseplants serve as exquisite natural decor and contribute to improved wellbeing and air purification. According to a NASA study, specific houseplants like English ivy, spider plants, and peace lilies have the remarkable ability to eliminate up to 87% of toxins from the air and water in just 24 hours. Enhance your kitchen further by displaying potted herbs and edible plants on your windowsill, or around your cooking area, adding both visual charm and the convenience of fresh ingredients within arm’s reach.
For a deeper connection to nature, include organic fabrics, including linen, cotton and wool, throughout your interior choices. Decorate with natural tea towels, woven tablecloths, and cosy blankets in your living area, and consider adding tactile linen furniture for an added touch of comfort and elegance. These elements evoke a sense of closeness to the natural world, and infuse your kitchen with warmth and visual interest.
Optimising natural light within your home is a pivotal aspect of biophilic design, offering many benefits, from boosting your body’s serotonin levels and enhancing overall wellbeing, to reducing energy consumption. Consider incorporating floor-to-ceiling windows or doors, if feasible, to achieve the ultimate biophilic kitchen design feature. This creates a seamless connection between your home and garden, fostering a positive inspiring outlook and a serene ambience.
To maximise the entry of sunlight, opt for sheer curtains or, when privacy permits, forgo curtains altogether. The interplay of sunlight and shadows within your kitchen space can establish an ever-changing, dynamic environment, imbuing your culinary haven with an ever-changing natural ambience.
A biophilic kitchen design goes beyond mere aesthetics. With these design tips, you’ll create a kitchen that not only delights the eyes but also nourishes the soul – a truly rejuvenating space that celebrates the beauty of the natural world indoors.
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