Nature is pleased with simplicity, so wrote Isaac Newton and so we begin this article, where nature and simplicity will go hand in hand showing us all the possibilities available to create cozy spaces through organic decoration.

In this post pandemic era we have learned that one of the interior trends that is here to stay is the search for wellness in the home. So if you’re wondering how to find that comfort in your home, you’re in the right place to find out. Through organic shapes, natural tones and handcrafted materials, we embark on a journey through the most homely decoration, the organic interior design. 

Where organic style in interior design comes from: architecture and organic art

First, we need to know what an “organic shape” is. It is a concept that refers to shapes with irregular contours. They are very usual in nature, for example, in clouds or trees. These organic shapes do not follow a mathematical pattern or regularity, as is the case with geometric shapes. 

Once we have the concept, it is time to look back to discover where organic decoration comes from, because although it is a current trend, its origins are from the past.  And as in any other decorative style, art and architecture have influenced its “shape”.

Organic art through Biomorphism

Biomorphism was a plastic current of the 20th century that was characterized by the use of organic forms (simple and irregular shapes) that evoked the natural and biological world. It was not a movement as such, but other artistic styles such as surrealism or modernism were influenced by biomorphism, which influenced artists of different nature and origin from 1920 to 1950 approximately. 

Surrealist artists such as Hans Bellmer, Joan Miró, Arshile Gorky or Roberto Matta drew with their creativity and ingenuity organic forms that transported them to the tranquility and peace of nature. 

Organic architecture: integration with nature

Architectural organicism or organic architecture is a movement that promotes the harmony of human beings with nature and uses design to generate spaces for coexistence.

The main idea of this movement is to generate a unified composition of the human being (in this case the building where a person lives) and the natural environment. The American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the precursors of the so-called organic architecture in the 1930s and was responsible for its naming. One of the architect’s most popular buildings is the famous Waterfall House. 

It is a building, which was built in 1939, located on the waterfall of the Run River in the state of Pennsylvania and is today a national monument of the country.

Today this type of architecture has been evolving and deriving in other aspects with the same purpose. Ecological architecture, sustainable architecture, green architecture, eco-architecture, environmentally conscious architecture, etc.

Keys to organic decoration: shapes, tones and materials

In both art and architecture, organic forms have the role of generating the union of nature with the human being. In interior design, organic decoration seeks to promote harmony between the environment of a home and nature, creating a perfect balance.

Starting from that premise, through 3 aspects, you will discover how to include the organic style in interiors:

Organic shapes: a trip through the senses

It is important that in organic decoration the shapes are cared for. For this, the furniture stands out for its simplicity, and moves away from more ornate styles. For example, through the wasabi or japandi style, where less is more, we find a perfect harmony. 

Highlighting the refined lines of the environment will transmit the comfort that a house needs, as they create that warm and homely space, providing well-being at the moment. 

Organic shades: living nature

Color talks. Therefore it is important that in the search for an organic decoration, we listen to it. To apply organic decoration in an interior design through a successful combination, we will choose colors that transmit the purity of nature, through green tones, colors that transmit the peace of nature through a beige color or earth tones, and to purify and generate harmony in the environment, a white color.

Also, in organic decoration, you will say goodbye to darkness. Natural light generates that connection of the human being with nature and in a home it is achieved through high to ceiling windows, which are integrated creating a very vibrant organic space.

Organic materials: the plus with a good feeling

Organic materials are those whose origin is natural, that is, without having been produced in an industrial way to exist. For example, in interior design, a widely used organic material is clay, an avant-garde design material, which is eco-friendly and sustainable. 

Enhance the organic decoration with decorative elements made of wood, clay or stone, or also, through vegetable fibers. Avoid the use of plastic or metallic accessories and add elements that bring warmth such as carpets and decoration with plants. 

Now you have the keys to decorate your home with the organic style and create interiors that transport you to the tranquility of nature. And if you want to keep getting inspired, in our Instagram community you will find the best architecture, interior design, decoration and lifestyle accounts. We are waiting for you!

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