Room Reno #36: Biophilic Living Room
By Paige

Welcome back to Room Reno #36 here at The Sims Resource! Today we’re helping Sims who want to turn their old-fashioned living room into a plant-filled haven. Let’s meet them!

Meet the Evans!

Erika and John recently bought a house in Willow Creek, and while they’re incredibly happy to be homeowners, their new house is…outdated at best. A lot of the house is either drab or just plain sad when it comes to home decor, and the Evans want to put some Simoleons into changing that. They want a living room as vibrant and lively as they are, full of plants and industrial details. Let’s see what the original room looks like!

The Before

So. This is a pretty boring living room, let’s be honest. I’m all for monochromatic spaces, but in this space it just comes off as kind of depressing. For a couple like Erika and John, that simply won’t do! Their inspiration rooms are all biophilic–biophilic design being based around the incorporation of nature into buildings in order to increase connectivity to the natural world. This room currently has…none of that. Let’s get into planning a plant haven!

The Planning

Now we’re onto the planning! The former built in shelves are being removed to make room for a plant wall, centered around the TV. A large couch will face the television, while an accent table holds any plants that need some TLC. I want to place a large display for hanging plants, not only to feature even more botanical buddies but to help divide the space so I can add a small working area for Erika and John to use while working from home. Let’s get building!

The After

I am so incredibly happy with how this build turned out! While I’ve never tried to build a biophilic room before, I had a lot of fun experimenting with lots of CC plants and in-game plants to try and create something magical but also realistic. The plants surrounding the TV are probably my favorite part of the room–there’s just something so cool in the contrast between the sleek screen and the wild plants. I also love the working area with the desk behind the hanging plant display–between the built in bookshelves (a nod to the original cabinets surrounding the TV) and the smaller plants on the desk itself, it feels like a realistic and cozy work area. Interested in any of the CC in this room? Find it all on the table below!

Pilar Table Solatium Magazine Modern Tribal Blanket Corner Wall TV Ashen Hanging Plant Terraqueo Globe
Living Vicinc Wall Art Naturalis Plant 5 Delicata Plant Bella Table Delicata Books Cycnus Table
Naturalis Hanging Plate Plant Granny’s Glasses Naturalis Tropical Plant Basket Naturalis Hanging Plant Stibium Rug Naturalis Office Computer
Surfer Girl Plant Naturalis Vase Beginnings Book Aeon Cactus Dual Purpose Rug Strepera Calendar
Atlanta Orchids Naturalis Vase 2 Loft Walls

Thanks for checking out Room Reno #36: Biophilic Living Room! Be sure to follow me on my official TSR twitter for sneak peeks and more Sims content. If you liked this blog, check out Room Reno #35 or our guide to building tiny homes.  Looking for something else? Read all about all about the new Sims 4 2022 Roadmap or Adventures of a New Builder!

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