It's no secret that our wellbeing is improved by time in nature, and bringing it indoors by utilising natural light, organic colours, sensory spaces and house plants can be deeply calming. You don't need to have forest views and wood cladding at every turn to incorporate this design trend, though. When using your walls creatively, biophilic design – one which emphasises a connection to the natural environment – can take many forms, from wall hangings to photo frames, and can be an interesting way to set the scene for a relaxing area of the home.
Interior designer Jasmin Robertson lives in an Edwardian house in Hove, England and shares snippets of renovation and interiors content on TikTok and Instagram. "I love the concept of biophilic design and we've adopted many of the principles in our own home," she says. "By creating multiple opportunities to connect with nature, our home feels calm and restorative. I'm happier than I've ever been living here."
Multi-crafter Emma Jewell, @EmmaJewellCrafts on Instagram, is also a fan of papercrafting for fun and to brighten up living spaces.
No time is better than now to get started on your own creations with just a Canon printer and some nature-inspired designs. We asked both Jasmin and Emma for their top tips for making simple biophilic decorations.