Story by Micaela Arnett / May 26, 2022

Popularized in the 1980s by E.O. Wilson, organic architecture and design have since been titled “biophilia” or biophilic design. This design style and philosophy induces innate peace and harmony by intentionally removing barriers that cause a modern disconnection between humans and nature.

Easy ways to incorporate this style into your own home:

 Natural Light and Fresh Air

One of the easiest, most simple ways to incorporate biophilic design in your home is to start by opening the windows and drawing the blinds.

Natural light flatters everything in its reach you can’t go wrong with some fresh air. 

Photography by Ebony Ellis 

Photography by Ebony Ellis 
Home Plan + Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs 

Home Plan + Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs 
Photography by Ebony Ellis 

Natural Forms and Motifs

Birds, insects, plants, and patterned animals are some of the most popular design motifs and are easy to incorporate into any space. 

Natural Hardwood Floors Installed by Elegant Flooring

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Natural Materials

Take advantage of furniture and accessories made of natural materials like wood, bamboo, stone, and terracotta.

Furniture by Steven Shell Living 

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Pillows by Aiden Fabrics

Photography by Ebony Ellis

When the furniture in your home is made of natural elements, styling options are endless. 

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Indoor Plants 

Last, and most obvious in terms of organic decor, are plants. Greenery can improve our air quality and sense of well-being. 

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Styling with plant life is an engaging way to stay connected and get inspired by natural growth.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Photography by Ebony Ellis 
Home Plan + Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs 

Planning a new custom home?

Reach out to Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs by phone at 843-998-0505 or visit their website here.

Looking for more inspo? 

Visit the Biophilic Design Initiative and check out a Biophilic Map of projects around the world.