Being cognizant of what we eat, drink, and the amount of physical activity we have in our daily lives all play a major role in our overall wellness. But with that, more of us are aware of the pivotal role our surroundings play in our daily lives as well.
On average, we spend 90% of our time indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And because of that, it’s important to ensure our living spaces are conducive to the betterment of our physical and mental well-being.
So now the question is how exactly do you create such an environment? Well, there are several considerations to account for. You want to create an environment that’s cozy and welcoming and free from clutter; You want to incorporate natural light; You want to improve the indoor air quality; You want to incorporate ergonomics for ultimate comfort; And lastly, you want to incorporate your own unique and personal style to make your living space feel all yours.
To give your home a wellness aesthetic, room by room, here are some helpful tips to bring that vibe and feel into your home.
Interior Design Tips to Bring a Wellness Aesthetic Into Your Living Spaces
Bring Plants Into Your Home
The moment you bring plants into your home for decorative purposes, your interior design takes a biophilic turn. Biophilic design incorporates elements of nature into your interior living spaces… In other words, you’re bringing the outdoors indoors, to simply put it.
You, of course, can’t go wrong with bringing live plants into your home because they literally bring any room to life. By adding plants to your home, you’re reducing stress and anxiety, you’re boosting your mood, and you’re improving the indoor air quality of your home as well. Many people don’t know this but the indoor air quality of your home can actually be far worse than outdoor air pollutants… Plants in your home purify the air you breathe.
Incorporate Furniture Designed With Ergonomics in Mind
Ergonomics is the incorporation of comfort in the workplace. So whether you work from home or not, you still want all your living spaces to be comfortable, right? Of course. So from your desk chair to your bed, comfort should be the focus when it comes to creating a wellness aesthetic with furniture in your home.
So how do you do this? Well, based on what you’re shopping for, you simply test things out. This will require you to physically go to furniture stores and sit on or lay on beds, couches, chairs, etc to see which feels the most comfortable to you.
Let Natural Light In
If you live in a home that takes in lots of natural light, you most definitely want to take full advantage of it. Natural light not only provides light to reduce the need to turn your lights on but it also provides warmth for your home in cold weather as well.
Now, there will also come days where natural light just isn’t available, leaving you to have to use artificial lighting, aka, light switches, lamps, table lamps, etc. Of course, by using your indoor lighting, it’s going to have an effect on your electric bill… That reason alone is why you want to switch electricity providers and leave your company that generates electricity from fossil fuels and go with one that generates electricity from renewable resources.
Clutter is one of the biggest contributors to stress and anxiety, and most people don’t even realize it. Every room in your home can be filled with clutter, but the most common areas are your bedroom, living room, and kitchen.
Fortunately, there are many decluttering hacks you can implement in your home. If your kitchen is cluttered, you can get rid of excess dishes, organize pots and pans, and check the contents of your freezer and fridge to see what can stay and what can go.
For your bedroom and living room, it’s also a matter of what should stay and what should go… You just have to take the time out to actually go through your things. But when you do, your home will feel much lighter as you get rid of things you no longer need or use. This will also reduce stress and anxiety in your home.
There are many ways to create a wellness aesthetic in your home through the options listed above, as well as color selection, textures, and scents, but ultimately, your home is what you make it. Hopefully, these tips were helpful in helping you decide which decorative routes you want to take. But whichever route you take, just make sure it’s going to positively impact your overall wellness.