Nature In Your Home
Exposure to nature has a profound effect on our psyche and body. It impacts our health and well being, our ability to learn and our rate of learning. It can even lower our blood pressure, reduce our stress, and foster faster healing. Whether it’s awe-inspiring landscapes or various forms of animal or other life, big or small, nature engages our senses and rejuvenates and inspires us. Bring more of it into your home and work space! Today’s architecture and interior design themes accentuate this “Biophilia Effect” by proposing a lot of natural light, views of nature, employing patterns and incorporating extensive use of natural materials. It’s another reason we see so much more use of nature’s rich offerings in woods, stones, textiles, floor coverings, indoor flora and more.
Psychoanalyst Eric Fromm spoke of “being attracted to all that is vital and alive.” Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson spoke of our “innate affinity for living things. We thrive in nature and suffer in its absence.” Research shows people with access to nearby natural settings tend to be healthier than those without, though you don’t have to be outside to get the benefits. Images viewed through a window or seen in a photograph or painting offer the same stimulating impact.
As you keep your home modern, fresh and rejuvenating, go natural!