I’m a personal interior designer for introverts, empaths and those who’ve worked hard to create a unique understanding of their lifestyle and want to enjoy all of who they are to the fullest.
Your home does more than house you. It is your place of safety, relaxation, and personal expression. Your home should also nurture you and your family's desires for health and wellness. Here are 3 ways you can design a beautiful, healthy home with wellness in mind.
Tip #1: Your Design Must Function as Great as it Feels
"Form ever follows function"
- Louis Henry Sullivan, American Architect
When it comes to designing a home with ultimate wellness in mind, it's essential that your design must not only look beautiful but also function well. A home designed for wellbeing is one that enables you to live your life easier, fits into your routine smoothly and helps you stay organized. Not only will this healthy home make your living experience more enjoyable, it can also have a positive effect on your physical wellbeing and mental health.
Having an ergonomic space that works with your daily lifestyle can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Think about areas that can be set up to facilitate ease of movement such as having your kitchen close to the living room so that you don't need to waste energy walking around the house. Strategically placing furniture and items around the home to maximize efficiency and comfort can also help you to achieve a better quality of life, for example, seating placed at the front door.
Finally, it's important to think about how the design of your healthy home reflects who you are and what you value. Focus on creating a living space that allows you to feel secure, relaxed, creative and inspired. Your design should be reflective of your identity, provide spaces for activities or hobbies, and should always support you and your needs. Whether you need top-notch filtration to soothe your allergies, a whole panic room for your anxiety or mirrors every where to encourage your dancing, when form follows function, beautiful home design can enhance your quality of life.
Tip #2: Your Design Must Stimulate Multiple Senses
When it comes to sensory stimulation, we often overlook how powerful the right interior design can be. Incorporating tactile materials like natural wood, stone, and textured fabrics can create a beautiful backdrop for self care. Choosing warm and inviting colors for walls, furniture, and accents can bring a sense of balance and harmony to any room. By designing with these elements in mind, an interior designer can help you craft a living space that is both beautiful and nurturing.
When it comes to achieving ultimate wellness in our home, it's important to think beyond physical comfort and create a healthy home environment that also stimulates our senses. For instance, fragrances can play an important role in creating an atmosphere of calm, peace and relaxation. Lighting too, can be used to bring a sense of warmth and coziness into your home, while textures can help create the feeling of softness and safety.
Incorporating small touches like essential oils diffusers, scented candles, and carefully chosen art pieces can make all the difference in creating a space that invites you to relax and recharge. Taking the time to carefully select items that stimulate each of our five senses is an important part of designing for ultimate wellness.
Tip #3: Your Design Must Give a Nod to Nature
Negative ions come from things like air, rain, plants, and sunshine, while positive ions can be generated from electronic devices and stress. Studies have shown that positive ions in the air can lead to a feeling of unease, fatigue, and even depression. Meanwhile, negative ions are the opposite; they create a sense of wellbeing and happiness. No wonder negative ions are mostly found in nature.
For those looking to bring health and wellness into their home, it stands that incorporating natural materials is a great idea. Natural finishes such as stone, wood, live or faux plants, clay earthenware, natural textiles, and organic patterns can help lower stress levels and promote relaxation. To tie it all together, try choosing nature-based color palettes that evoke feelings of calmness and serenity. Soft blues, greens, browns, and taupes are classic choices for promoting well-managed mental health and mental wellbeing.
It's also important to remember that incorporating nature doesn't just have to be visual - bringing in organic scents like essential oils or fragrant flowers can also help create a more tranquil atmosphere. A home filled with natural elements and healthy air is essential for physical and mental wellbeing, as well as creating an environment of self-care. A healthy home means healthier, happier families.
There's So Much More
These are just some of the ways you can create a healthy home environment with ultimate wellness in mind. You can bring in the natural world with house plants, use textures to stimulate multiple senses, and design a space that looks great and functions well for your family.
Reach out to me as your professional interior designer. I will help you design a beautiful home that encourages wellbeing. I understand the importance of designing with intention, and I am excited to help you create a healthy home environment with balance and harmony in every room that focuses on the PEACE you deserve.
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