Biophilic design is an approach that incorporates elements of nature into living spaces. The goal is to create a more harmonious and sustainable environment for people, and it’s becoming increasingly popular in the world of backyard living space design.
At BPI, our landscape architects and designers are proud to create spaces that connect our clients with the natural world, and we’ve compiled a few of the biggest trends we’re seeing in biophilic design.
Designing with natural materials
A major trend in biophilic backyard design is using natural materials like wood, stone, water, and even fire. These materials and features are not only beautiful, but also provide a sense of connection to nature. For example, a wooden deck or patio can create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while a small pond or waterfall can provide a soothing sound and visual.
Incorporating plants into design
Another trend in biophilic backyard design is incorporating plants and greenery. Plants provide an obvious connection to nature, but that’s not their only benefit. Designing with plants also improves air quality and reduces stress. Incorporating a variety of plants, both native and exotic, into your backyard design can create a diverse and interesting environment.
Creating outdoor “rooms”
A third trend in biophilic backyard design is creating outdoor “rooms.” In the design phase, we define different areas within your backyard, such as a seating area, dining area, and outdoor kitchen, to create a sense of purpose and organization that is both visually appealing and functional.
Biophilic design centers on natural elements and the connection to nature they create. Incorporating natural light, natural ventilation, and intentional views of plants and other features can all contribute to this sense of connection.
With the increasing awareness of the benefits of biophilic design, we expect to see more and more backyard living spaces incorporating these elements in the near future — and we can’t wait to get started.
If you crave harmony and connection in your outdoor space, it’s time to learn more about the trends in nature-focused design. Talk to our team to start designing a custom outdoor living space that promotes the well-being and relaxation you desire.