You probably already know that Felt Right is your industry leader for high-quality felt tiles and felt boards that can instantly transform the walls in your home or office. But that’s just the beginning of what our colorful and pinnable felt wall tiles can do for you and your interior space.
Even though we spend more time indoors than ever, our connection to nature has never been more important. With our wide selection of colors, patterns, and felt tile designs, you can create a feltboard to rekindle your love of nature or inspire your family to get out into the great outdoors.
Read on to learn more about “rewilding” and how felt tiles designed into a creative feltboard can help you reconnect with the natural world.
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Can you remember a summer - any great summer - in which those words weren’t excitedly spoken, as you laid on your back, happily gazing up at the passing cloud formations against the bright blue sky? What was it you saw? A white wolf loping slowly across the distant horizon? A blue whale “blowing off some steam?” Maybe it was your favorite palm tree with its fronds swaying gently in the warm breeze. Whatever you might have seen, it’s an experience we can all cherish and remember as children or as adults.
Why do we all do this?
It’s simple: we humans have an innate desire and a physiological need to be connected to nature. Why? Because nature is in our DNA, literally. Like every other species on this beautiful planet, we have evolved by successfully taking cues from the natural world around us. We learn the shapes and colors of the plants that are tasty to eat, and just as quickly, which ones to avoid.
The colors of nature tell us when spring is in bloom or warn us to keep a respectful distance from the black and yellow patterns on bees. But it’s not just colors. The soft texture of a sandy beach invites us to sit, relax, and get comfortable, while the majestic, jagged peaks of a mountain range get us energized for the adventure that lies ahead. Nature compels us, it stirs our souls and awakens our senses.
And yet, compare those wonderful sensory experiences of nature to many of the indoor spaces we experience on a daily basis. Visualize the dull white drywall, the uninspiring carpet, and the artificial light illuminating these bland spaces.
With nothing to inspire your senses, stimulate your creativity, or make you feel alive, many indoor environments lack what we need to feel our best. Whether it’s your home or office, these indoor spaces probably drain you more than energize you.
Maybe you’re even in one now?
It’s time to ReWild with Felt Right
Yes, we’ve evolved beyond living in caves and gathering food along forest floors. We no longer live as connected to nature as we did, not so long ago, and our brains and bodies know it. In fact, it’s estimated that we North Americans now spend up to 90% of our lives indoors.
And all that separation from nature, and from our own true nature, can have negative consequences on our productivity, creativity, learning ability, mental health, and general wellbeing. If you’re interested in diving in more deeply, the fields of Ecopsychology and Biophilic Design are rich in useful knowledge.
But for now, let’s ReWild your space with your very own Felt Right felt board! It’s time to rekindle your connection to nature and to your inner wild child, to who you were born to be. Bring back that creative spark, enhance your productivity and mood, and feel more alive when you’re indoors.
It’s easy to make some really positive changes by introducing colors, shapes, and textures that emulate the natural world (this is biophilic design in action). You can also easily rewild your spaces with plants, water features, and natural lighting, to name a few ideas.
And don’t forget all those walls that are really blank canvases awaiting your creativity. Why not use really affordable and easy DIY techniques, like installing sound-dampening panels that enhance your spaces in multiple ways? Additionally, incorporating living plant walls with your felt wall pinboard can improve air quality and literally bring life inside your home or office.
Or consider using color psychology to choose paints, to create spaces that excite, calm, or enhance the moods you want in each room. And, of course, you can choose materials like Felt Right tiles to create your own ReWilding wall art with the added benefit of improving the acoustic performance of each space.
Never forget where you came from, it’s called home
We’re all a part of this place we call Earth. The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink should be celebrated each and every day. And even though we may spend most of our time indoors, we should make sure sure we continue to protect the great outdoors and our vital connection to nature.
The legendary naturalist John Muir once wrote, “If people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.” At Felt Right, we happen to think he’s definitely right.
ReWilding your spaces is about far more than just making your indoors look cool and feel great, it’s about keeping our critical connection to the natural world alive and well. And when we do that, we can help protect and nourish ourselves, our families, and our planet. Each year, Felt Right makes a donation to the Ocean Conservancy, and you can too by heading to their website.
Start curating your own connection to the outdoors for your home or office with Felt Right’s My Studio design tool. You can also check out our Designs page for color and design ideas for your felt board creation or head over to our very own ReWild Collection for some inspiration.
ReWild your interior space by transforming your walls with Felt Right felt tiles today.