Going green to improve wellbeing


For many of us, January is a time of new beginnings. Whether starting a new exercise regime or committing to self-care and mindfulness, the post-Christmas period is an opportunity to start as we mean to go on.

The introduction of plants and greenery into your home – known as biophilic design – is an easy way to improve your overall wellbeing in the new year, and we’ve already seen many of you embracing this growing trend.

With spring still a long way off and more time spent indoors, plants, natural light and green colours can help banish the January blues and fill the gap left by the Christmas tree!

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Bathing in nature

By surrounding their bath with plants, thecjhome has tuned into the essence of biophilic design: connecting with nature helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall happiness – making that evening bath even more relaxing. This is a beautiful space perfectly designed for winding down at the end of the day.

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Keeping Christmas alive

Here, homesweethome.99 reminds us that fairy lights are not just for Christmas trees! We love the use of twinkly lights to highlight these gorgeous houseplants, whilst adding a touch of much-needed festive sparkle to keep the winter blues at bay.

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A wall of wellbeing

Here is biophilic design at its best – a living wall! ournewbuildlife has used a verdant array of plants and greenery to decorate the master bedroom. Not only do these plants add an original decorative touch, but they also deliver a hefty dose of wellbeing last thing at night and first thing in the morning.