There has always been a need to make our homes our sanctuaries. It is vital that once you come home and close the door behind you, you feel that sense of calm wash over. How you design your home has a direct impact on how it feels to live there, and I am a passionate supporter of how wellbeing in design can impact on our mental health.
Here are my top 3 tips to transform your home into the perfect place for your wellbeing.
1) Declutter to spark joy
Clutter can have a huge impact on our mood. Having a tidy house can make you feel calmer and happier. Have you heard of the ‘tidy house, tidy mind’ mantra?
Recycle or donate the items that you don’t use or need, and organise everything in a way that makes it easy and convenient to access.
Having adequate storage in your home can make decluttering much easier. If everything has a place, tidying and decluttering immediately becomes more practical, as you are able to assess if any extras are needed.
2) Create smart spaces
The key to healthy interior design is the sense of calm it evokes. If your home feels overcrowded or messy then consider how you might lay out the space differently.
Do you need zones in your home that are for more mindful activities like reading or yoga?
Could zoning open-plan living spaces help create differing energies?
Do you need multi-functional spaces to function for the way you use your home? Such as a desk added into your living space?
It is so important to create smart spaces in your home that positively influence your wellbeing and meet your needs. Why not explore how you can create spaces that are designed for your positive lifestyle choices? Creating a home that is mindful and functional will reduce stress and enable you to use your home as you need.
3) Consider all the natural senses
Sounds, smells and sight all contribute to a positive multi-sensory and biophilic experience.
Bring nature indoors by using natural materials and adding a touch of green to your interiors. This can be achieved via your decor or by adding plants to your home.
Art can also have a huge positive impact on our mood and mental health, and something aI often add into my design schemes. Try decorating with visuals of nature or other meaningful art to bring a sense of calm to your home.
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