Wood has some additional benefits too! Read on.
Peace of mind through nature’s own elements
Exposure to wood and timber products has been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the human body. Owing to this, including furniture or artefacts in the areas you tend to spend most time in your home will grant a level of calm that helps you stay relaxed and at peace.
Studies have also shown that wood with the visible grainy texture relaxes the body’s autonomous nervous system which in turn, results in lowered stress response. Not only this, it also works wonders for you while you’re sleeping! Sleeping in a bed made of solid wood is known to reduce blood pressure and levels of anxiety to an extent, keeping you relaxed and your emotional state at an optimum level to ensure you’re ready to take on the day.
A biophilic essence to the interiors
The term ‘biophilia’ translates to ‘the love of living things’ in ancient Greek (philia, meaning the love of / inclination towards). Biophilic designs incorporate natural materials and natural light into a modern-built environment. These designs are an extension to being and feeling closer to nature and have their own benefits to the human mind and body.
While integrating biophilic design come in numerous ways, implementing wooden decor and infrastructure is one of them. Because of the variety of forms, textures, and colours, wood provides a distinct visual link to nature. Being surrounded by wood elicits the feeling of being at ease and comfortable, as compared to a cubicle. Many employees in workplaces have even reported to show more productivity, more optimism, less stress, and less absenteeism, thus proving to be a great addition in the modern corporate structures.
Elevating the aesthetic value of your surroundings
Wood can be used to your advantage in a lot of ways to increase the desirability of a place. When it comes to using shades of wood to compliment the furnishing and decor of your home, there are countless options to pick from. The texture of wood also contributes to its visual appeal.
The fact that every piece of wood has its own set of striations and showcases the direction of the growth of wood cells sets apart every single piece of wood. The combination of colour, texture, grain, and figure all work together to give wood its individuality.
Now that you know how visually and psychologically pleasing wood can be, remember to opt for wood that is sustainable. At Canadian Wood, we promote usage of lumber from ethically sourced forests from Canada and British Columbia with 200 million trees planted annually. To know more, check out our website.