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Interior inspiration: Biophilia rules

Biophilia – also known as the innate affinity of humans with the natural world – does rule in the interior. But it’s not just a trend; it’s a conviction.

Over the years we’ve flirted with minimalism, dallied with geometrics, and introduced the ethnic into our homes, but really it’s the rhythms of nature that should be our backdrop. And that’s the only rule. Here are some up-to-date examples.

Tectona Root 150cm Leaf Coffee Table, special price £1199, TR Hayes; trhayes.co.uk

Darwin Flora Blue Decor porcelain, from £40.80 per m2, Mandarin Stone; mandarinstone.com

Little Yellow Birds canvas by Ben Lowe, £395, Loaf; loaf.com

Petworth sofa, £2,360, Sofas and Stuff; sofasandstuff.com

Matrix Palm Green Rug, £215, TR Hayes; trhayes.co.uk