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Find below our general frequently asked questions. And find here our frequently asked questions for: Wallpaper | Plant Wall Art
What are the real benefits from having a nature inspired space?
Benefits from contact with nature to human beings is nothing new. Scientific research throughout the years has proven the numerous benefits of being immersed in natural environments for health and wellbeing- including urban natural environments (Read further here). A nature inspired space can help us:
Increase our ability to focus and hence our overall productivity
Boost our energy levels
Improve our moods
Contribute to better sleep
Boost immune system
Accelerate recovery from surgery or illnesses
Lower blood pressure
...among other benefits.
On the contrary, our removal from natural environments shows unfortunate ties to mental illnesses and different mood disorders. In research, these tend to be more common in urban areas, and though many factors share the blame, reduced access to nature is a contributing cause (Read furtherhere).
In addition to this, our removal from natural surroundings has further increased our disconnection from environmental issues, undoubtedly one of the most important problems in today's world. This is why having a nature inspired home / workplace can contribute -in a very natural and almost seamless way- to rebuild and restore bonds with natural environments on a daily basis, thus being beneficial for encouraging environmental care and actions.
Why is it important to have nature inspired spaces in today's world?
We are drawn into the elements a modern city has to offer; the increased connectivity, the creativity, innovation, sights, new ideas, delicious food, and so on. However, this immersion in city life has resulted in oblivion and disconnection to nature, which has further transcended in our ways of living and behaving everyday- somewhat unaware of the impact of our daily activities on our natural environments.
Our environment today is in a very vulnerable state. Despite the great amounts of information available about this-including solutions that we could all start applying instantly, there is yet a long way to go on encouraging reactions that correspond to the current environmental problems we face.
While there are many factors that affect our behaviours towards environment interest, the fact of not having a closer link with something- in this case nature and forests, makes us most likely to not care or not have enough interest about it. This is the reason Forest Homes has engaged in the mission of bringing back that connection to nature in people's everyday life. By providing nature inspired home decor, we expect to see more people connecting, interacting and experiencing nature elements everyday- even when not being able to take a walk on a forest or a natural park. In this way we hope to increase environment appreciation and consciousness about the impact of our actions- with all the benefits this implies both for the wellbeing of our customers as individuals, and for the protection of our environment as a collective.
What is special or different about your decor products?
Our main objective is to provide our customers nature inspired spaces, so they can experience better living and all the benefits that come from being connected to nature every day. For us, it is essential that our products enable this daily connection to nature and forests in simple ways that don't require dramatic changes of behaviour so that we can help promote more care for today's environment as described in the previous section.
We cater principles of emotion-centered design, restorative spaces and urban sustainability to offer decor products that are not only inspired in forests but are positively stimulating for human senses, beautiful, functional and easy the use. We also sustain resource consciousness as a value for our products, preferring sustainable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing.
Why is some of your natural decoration made of sustainable materials and others not?
To provide a full sensory experience, we offer a wide range of decor products mostly built in eco-friendly processes and with sustainable materials. We thoroughly study our product composition and manufacturing. Bamboo, pine wood, oak wood, cork, are some of the main components of our range of products. To be able to offer a complete sensorial experience we also offer a small range of products that include plastics that are entirely recyclable, strong, stable and considered non-harmful for human health under normal conditions. However we continue to work closely with artisans to develop more forest inspired home decor products that are made entirely of sustainable materials and manufactured in eco friendly processes, so that one day we can proudly say we only offer sustainable materials in our catalog.
Where are your decor products developed?
We support different designers specialised in natural decor from all over the world. We currently work with designers in Asia, South America and Europe that offer beautiful and unique items that sustain home wellbeing. What's more, we continuously look to support more designers that consistently improve the quality and sustainability of the wellbeing spaces we offer to our customers.
How can I get in contact to contribute with Forest Homes?
If you would like to contribute with your art, particular talent or just want to give us some advice, just contact ushere and let us know about you!
Where do you ship?
We ship our products to the countries listed bellow.
Republic of Ireland
United Arab Emirates
If you are interested in shipping to a different country, please proceed with purchase and insert the actual location. There might be price differences depending on the articles. In this case you will be notified at checkout. For more info, please read ourshipping policy
How can I track my order?
After purchase, you will receive an e-mail notification with all the details of your order and your tracking number ID, which you will be able to use at any time to check your package's location. For more info refer to ourshipping policy
How can I make a return?
Simply notify us via e-mail email@example.com order details (Your name, order number and date) and we will provide indications for return shipping. You can find this information in your account or in the confirmation e-mail sent at time of purchase. For more info, please read ourreturn policy.
How much time do I have to make a return?
We have a 30-day return policy starting from the day you receive the package in your hands. After this, full refunds are not guaranteed. For more info, please read our return policy.
How can I contact Forest Homes?
Refer to Talk to us, to see multiple ways of contacting us. If you would like to add a question, please do so using the form in that page.
A guide to help you understand about your interaction with our decor products and their building materials.
It is essential that our decorative items and accessories enable you a meaningful connection to natural environments in simple ways -even when your location or daily routines don't allow to go for a walk in the park, or a forest on a daily basis. In order to achieve this, you need to really understand how you interact with decor products. At Forest Homes, we continuously work on improving your navigation and understanding of our products for the decoration of your spaces.
To make your experience as easy and informed as possible, we detail several aspects about our decor so that you know precisely what you are getting with these products.
Let's guide you though Forest Homes' store experience.
You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support - Sabrina Bryan
We all have particular preferences and situations that we need to consider when incorporating decorative items at home or workplace, and we want to be sure to build the right ambiance for this place that will surround us every day. This is where we have come to help you. Here we provide personal support for your unique natural design endeavours.
Our natural decor products' features are symbolised with icons for your ease of recognition and improved benefit.
Ideas on how to use decoration
We tend to not take as much benefit from our belongings due to lack of understanding of its ranges of use.
The main objective of this section is to suggest several uses of the decor item in particular to assure you obtain the most advantage of your interior decor and actually get to experience all the benefits that come from being connected to natural environments through it. In this section, we show you how our interior decor with the qualities and features of nature in mind, helps you create a more naturally evocative space. The goal is to stir your home/office/workplace spaces with positive emotional experiences: enjoyment, pleasure, interest, fascination, and wonder- precursors of human attachment to and caring for these spaces.
How you connect with decor items
Life- supporting processes, such as fire, water, and sun are experienced in multi-sensory ways. Our fascination with nature is derived not just from natural elements, but also from the qualities and attributes of natural settings that our senses find particularly appealing and aesthetically pleasing.
Natural habitats are sensory rich and convey information to all human sensory systems, including sight, sound, touch, taste, and odor. To this day, the vast majority of research in environmental space aesthetics focuses on the visual environment, Forest Homes interests in promoting how home/workplace design appeals to multiple senses.
We cater to the principles of multi-sensory design that is emotion entered, aiming to create restorative spaces that promote urban sustainability. In this sense, we offer decor products that are not only beautiful but are positively stimulating for human senses. In this section we explain you how these decorative items specifically impact your senses.
About decor's building materials
If we have authentic, honest, earthy materials in our spaces, we'll be more authentic, honest and natural - Alexandra Stoddard
We sustain resource consciousness as a value to choose our decor, preferring when possible sustainable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing in our nature inspired designs. We thoroughly study our products' composition and hence describe aspects about material manufacturing and handling, and also about possibilities for decor product' second-life or recycling.
This section allows us to understand about materials present in our decoration, further promoting sustainability- namely the protection of environmental resources as well as social and economic resources involved in everyday products' entire life cycle.
Most of our nature decor products are manufactured using sustainable materials, however we continue to closely work with artisans to further develop nature inspired decor made entirely of sustainable materials, so that one day we can proudly say we only offer sustainable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing in our decor catalog.
The truth of the story lies in the details - Paul Auster
Natural decor product specifications are made as specific as possible, and described in a simple language to provide you with a detailed, understandable picture of the item you are getting. If any further questions arise, it is always possible to ask further questions on the boxes and the bottom of every product page.
Most of our decor products are handmade or custom-made, requiring the adequate preparation so that you advantage on quality and experience.
Our shipping is specified for each our products. You receive free shipping and returns in your purchases that are applicable. If you are not pleased with your decor or accessories, you can return them in a 30-day period*. For more details refer to our Shipping Policy.