What Is Biophilic Design?

Biophilic design
Biophilic design has gained in popularity, particularly in the luxury market.

Are you familiar with the term “biophilic design”? If you are like most, then you likely have never heard of this term. Interestingly, biophilic design is a growing trend in the real estate industry, particularly in the luxury market. So what is biophilic design? This approach to home design incorporates elements of nature into the built environment, creating spaces that are more calming, productive, and healthy for occupants. Ultimately, it is thought that individuals will experience greater happiness if they incorporate elements of the outdoor world into their interior living space. Although this is a new term, the development of this home trend likely began over 20 years ago.

How to incorporate biophilic design into the home

  • Indoor plants: Plants are a great way to bring the outdoors in. They can help to improve air quality, reduce stress, and boost productivity.
  • Natural materials: Using natural materials such as wood, stone, and tile can create a sense of connection to the outdoors.
  • Natural light: Natural light is essential for a healthy and productive environment. If possible, design your space to maximize natural light.
  • Views of nature: Even if you can’t bring nature indoors, you can still create a sense of connection by providing views of nature from your windows.
  • Water features: Water features can help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.


Biophilic design can benefit both the physical and psychological health of occupants. Studies have shown that exposure to nature can reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and boost the immune system. Biophilic design can also improve productivity and creativity. As the demand for these features continues to grow, it is important to consider incorporating them into your home. You will likely not regret it since you may also realize a greater value when it comes time to sell your home.

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By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.