Green design solutions to welcome nature indoors
Interior design has an increasingly green focus, thanks to the physical and mental benefits plants bring, comforting the eyes, relaxing tension, warding off negative thoughts and sharpening cognitive abilities.
Considering that, on average, every European citizen spends 90% of their time indoors, according to the WHO, the consolidation of the green interior design trend can be explained easily.
Thus, the art of greenery meets architecture, craftsmanship and design, bringing nature indoors for a smoother shift between outdoors and indoors.
Green interior design: the new approach to designing living spaces
Architectural green design is increasingly a feature in the design of both living spaces and other spaces.
The more structural solutions include green roofs and cladding, able to guarantee excellent insulation and an ideal indoor microclimate. More accessible options include walls with climbing plants, hanging flower baskets, gardens and vertical vegetable gardens.
As regards interior design, indoor vertical gardens can be created using the proper techniques, choosing stabilised plants such as flat moss, lichens, polemoss, and indoor plants that do not require particular care: agave, kentia, monstera, pothos and sansevieria.
Green designers also recommend furnishings in natural materials or fibres, such as wood, stone and fabrics that recall nature.
It is also possible to create gardens that do not require any care or maintenance, simply using ceramic material as a covering for walls or backdrops, with decorative wall tiles able to recreate a natural, botanical environment, bringing a fresh allure and wellbeing indoors.