4 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Biophilic Design into Your PT Clinic

Biophilic design has been proven to improve moods, improve memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost morale. Additionally, incorporating nature and its natural elements is always a timeless decor choice. But if you’re tired of the same old stock photos of seasides and rolling landscapes, here are a few fresh ways you can incorporate biophilic design into your PT clinic.

1) Terrariums

A terrarium is an indoor garden, usually small in size but can be as big as you’d like. It is usually sealed to create an ecosystem that is mostly self-sustaining. Terrariums are great for people who have trouble keeping plants alive, even easy ones like succulents can prove to be tricky. Because terrariums are self-sustaining they require very little maintenance. You can either head to your local nursery to pick up a pre-made terrarium or you can easily build one yourself. If you’re choosing to build it yourself, here are some plant ideas:

  • African violet
  • Pothos
  • Polka dot plant
  • Small ferns
  • Bamboo
  • Club moss
  • Prayer plant

2) Living Tables

Like a terrarium but in a table format. Living tables are great for physical therapy clinics that are tight on space and need each piece of decor to not only be unique but functional as well. BloomingTables are an easy and chic way to merge plants and function. Featuring sleek details and waterproof protection, you can make your waiting room or side tables come to life (literally) with BloomingTables. Purchase a table or a table and plant kit to make your physical therapy clinic feel more like the outdoors in a beautiful and chic way.


3) Vertical Indoor Gardens

Have you ever walked past a fresh herb garden? The scents that emanate from the garden are heavenly. But, no matter how far your clinic is from open green space, you too can have an indoor herb garden. Vertical indoor gardens are wonderful for providing stunning visuals, refreshing, natural scents, and they’re practical. You can plant fresh thyme, rosemary, mint, or basil for maximum scent freshness.


4) Use Natural Paint Colors

Beiges, blues, greens, and even yellow are all great natural paint colors. Natural paint colors are easy on the eyes, invoke feelings of calmness, and typically match most decor styles. According to Entrepreneur.com, here are some of our favorite natural paint colors mean and their benefits.


  • Green: Great for those who work long hours. Does not cause eye strain or fatigue.
  • Blue: Stable and calming. Helps keep the focus on the tasks at hand.
  • Yellow: A creative color. Can inspire creatives.

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Brook Phillips