Organic Architecture is the idea of blending human function with natural beauty in a harmonic outcome. Imagine all of the waterfalls, koi fishponds, and even rock gardens that we have seen come into popularity for the last 20 years or so, and you will have a pretty good idea of what organic architecture is. People are becoming more and more aware of their global ecological impact and this style of interior design reflects this mindset shift beautifully. They want to feel closer to nature rather than locking themselves away in concrete boxes.
Building with an organic design in mind
Building your new home is the best opportunity you could possibly have to create organic design. Taking the center points of the home and using them to translate your overall theme can be key to creating the overall look. Staircases, mantle pieces, and support pillars can pull your house together using a natural theme.
Consult with an interior designer who specializes in this form of design to create a cohesive vision that will serve its function while making something 100% original to you. These designers can help you incorporate elements that you might have not thought about including using arching support beams and deck elements.
Make your house more unrefined.
You can start to experience the natural aesthetic and spiritual beauty that this new design trend offers by making only a few changes. One of the staples of this organic approach is wood, but instead of shaping this natural element into perfect geometric shapes, designers maintain the naturally unique forms already present. The natural curves and twists are emphasized rather than carved into submission to create uniformity impossible in nature. Designers attempt to mimic these warm unique shapes throughout the spaces to make everything feel alive.
You can start to incorporate this amazing style by deviating from the strict “perfect” geometric shapes and breaking up the flat walls with organic shelving and furniture that curves and creates texture for the room. Use woods with great surface that will pop no matter what finish you use. Keep as much of the natural design as possible by choosing a stain that accentuates the grain pattern.
It is easier than ever to find unique pieces that flow with your environment. You can visits sites like etsy.com where creators design unique furniture that builds off this style. You don’t have to be limited by what you can imagine; you can build off of what others have been inspired to build. Make your home your own.