Before & After: 5 Biophilic Design Examples

Biophilic design and access to nature can have a seriously positive impact on spaces and the people that fill those spaces. Studies show that access to plants and greenery offer a wide variety of tangible benefits, including reduced stress, improved moods and even enhanced concentration. Beyond those benefits, plants and greenery help to transform barren spaces into beautiful retreats where people actually want to spend their time. Take a look at a few amazing “before and after” biophilic design examples to show how plants can truly alter a space.

This rooftop terrace is both functional and beautiful through the help of strategically placed fiberglass planters and perennials. The placement of the planters keep the AC units concealed, yet accessible for maintenance.

Even small touches of greenery help to transform the atmosphere of a space. The simple addition of moss panels creates a more calm and welcoming vibe to interior areas.

The plant arrangements surrounding the tables and chairs of this area takes patio dining to the next level. Beyond helping to create social distancing between tables, the palms and plants add a new dimension to the patio area.

Sterile spaces get an instant lift with the presence of plants. Simply adding foliage to the balcony railing in this complex catches the eye, adds interest, and differentiates between levels.

Plants have a variety of talents. Beyond helping to create a cozy vibe, the climbing hydrangeas add a bit of shade to keep things cool on this rooftop.

Spaces are truly transformed when plants are added, and these biophilic design examples are just a small sample of gorgeous plant designs.

We love seeing dramatic before and afters, and the creative ways plants are used. Submit your before and after photos to our inspiration gallery, or tag us on Instagram to show off your projects.

Allison is a budding plant person looking to share what she learns from horticulture and other subject matter experts. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Anderson University and is a SEO and Outreach Specialist at NewPro Containers. Her experience in PR and marketing has given her the skills to distill key facts and advice clearly and concisely across various platforms and mediums. When she is not researching new plants to add to her growing collection, she enjoys going on motorcycle rides and watching road-trip movies.

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