Healthy House, Healthy You: Wellness-Focused Interior Design

While most people associate words like ‘wellness’ and ‘well-being’ with spas, wellness centers,
and detox treatments, achieving the optimal state of well-being takes more than a trip to a
nearby salon. It takes dedication to healthy nutrition, exercising, skin care, fitness, and mindful
living on a daily basis. Simply put, it’s a way of living, and while it takes a bit more effort, the
rewards are priceless.
Wellness and well-being have also found their way in design and architecture. When you think
about how much time you spend at home when you’re not at work, it becomes clear to you that
your living space might also be in need of a wellness-inspired makeover to help you and your
family live more healthily. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at this connection between
ourselves and our surroundings and the ways we can use wellness-focused interior design to
bring harmony into our living spaces as well as our lives.

Boost your mood and air quality with greenery
Houseplants may be an easy decorating tool, but they’re much more than that. Bringing in some
greenery into your living space can help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and pollutants
that are often present in the indoor air, thus improving its overall quality. They’re also said to
clear the air from VOCs (volatile organic compounds) while regulating the levels of humidity as
well. Having some pretty indoor plants on display will also help boost your mood and lower your
stress levels, creating a serene, tranquil oasis wherever they’re placed.

Let there be (more) light

When designing spaces that promote wellness, it’s important to keep this one particular element
in mind: light. The light sources we’re exposed to during the day directly impact our levels of
productivity and energy, and they also play a key role when it comes to our mood. To be able to
apply this principle of health and wellness focused interior design successfully, try to get as
much natural daylight in as possible. Go for sheer curtains to help illuminate your living space
and open windows as soon as you wake up (if the weather allows). As for the artificial lighting,
introduce it in layers and opt for fixtures with dimming controls.

Make comfort a priority in your living space
Some homeowners think that they need to sacrifice comfort for the sake of aesthetics. While
both of them are crucial interior design principles, there are places in your home where you
should always make comfort a priority. Whether it’s the sofa you’re relaxing in, the chairs you’re
sitting on, and the mattress you sleep on after a long day – look for ergonomic models that
adjust to your body so you don’t end up with back pain. Pay attention to comfort when you’re
choosing pillows and bedding as well – stick with those made from natural fabrics and choose
models that are comfortable but tough.

Make it a habit to declutter regularly

Ever since the tidying expert Marie Kondo appeared on the small screens and shared her
organizing tips and tricks, many of us started to see the difference that decluttering makes not
only in our homes but our lives as well. Messy environments are mood-killers as they contribute
to feelings of discomfort and anxiety. They make it hard for us to concentrate, and they can also
affect our sleep. Make it a habit to declutter on a daily basis and consider adopting a more
minimalist lifestyle. It’s a great way to keep your home clean and organized while at the same
time being an environment conscious individual.
Rely on colors to create a well-balanced environment
Colors play an important role in how we perceive our living spaces. They largely affect our mood
and well-being and are associated with different emotional responses. While colors such as
yellow and pink are known to get your creative juices flowing, cooler tones such as green and
blue tend to be more passive which makes them great for increasing focus. Neutral colors are
generally considered to be calming which makes them an ideal choice for a tranquil, well-
balanced environment.

Wrapping up

Incorporating wellness into your everyday life has more to do with making small, wellness-
oriented changes than it has to do with taking occasional trips to spas and doing detoxes. While
the latter may give you the much-needed wellness boost, the impact will be short-lived, which is
why you need to focus your energy on designing a home that will promote health and well-being
Creating a personal wellness haven starts with small steps, but even the simplest changes such
as the ones mentioned above will make a significant impact on your day-to-day life and create a
wellness-centered environment that will nourish your body, mind, and soul.

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