Humans are meant to interact with the natural world. Communing with nature has positive effects on human health, and biophilic design works to fulfill this biological need when you're indoors. Our newest collection draws from this life-giving concept, which seeks to connect our inside spaces with the healing properties of nature. Incorporating these elements into your home can reduce stress, increase creativity and clarity, inspire healing, and lead to an overall feeling of happiness and well-being.
Think of the way your body responds to the color of sunlight as it changes throughout the day—yellow in the morning, blue at midday, and red in the afternoon/evening. Body temperature, heart rate, and circadian functioning are all affected by this transition—blue light triggers serotonin, while its absence (which occurs at night) produces melatonin.
Research has shown that views of nature—even through images—can reduce stress, increase positive emotional functioning, and improve concentration and recovery rates. Recorded benefits include: lowered blood pressure and heart rate; reduced attentional fatigue, sadness, anger, and aggression; improved mental engagement/attentiveness, attitude and overall happiness. (Source: Terrapin Bright Green)
Read on for more information from our Design Director, Whitney, as she explains what makes biophilic design such a perfect fit for Coyuchi.