The way we design our interior spaces, those within which we live, has a great influence on our happiness and wellbeing. We desire to feel safe, cosy, and, importantly, connected to our homes. Certain styles can bring us joy, uplifting us with positivity, while others can leave us feeling gloomy or claustrophobic. Despite the potential impact our home’s interior design can have, many still neglect to cultivate their aesthetics and furnishings appropriately and for optimum mood.
While there is no definitive way to design our homes for wellness, since a person’s taste is entirely subjective, there are techniques and styles that are often conducive to human happiness, helping us to feel more contented and safe. With these in mind, here are the best ways to redesign your home for improved wellbeing.
Accommodate Natural Light
Light supports our happiness. It connects us to nature, makes rooms feel larger, and instils a sense of energy within us. However, if we rely too heavily upon artificial light, extending our exposure to brightness beyond the hours of the day, it can have an adverse effect.
Design your home to allow as much natural light into each space as possible, whether with large windows or open spaces. Additionally, limit the sources of artificial light within your living spaces, such as electronic screens. These blue lights stimulate our brains, tricking us into thinking it’s still daytime, which is why it is so easy to stay awake when looking at a screen.
Build A Sanctuary
Having your own private room, one that is away from the busyness of a schedule and routine, one focussed entirely on relaxing, is the perfect way to recharge. Keeping the importance of light in mind, many people choose summer houses as their sanctuary. Such outbuildings allow a person to remove themselves from personal and professional living spaces, escaping into a bright and calming room.
Since these rooms can be designed without pragmatic necessity, you should enjoy creating a style that best suits your happiness, whether that’s bright and bold colours or calm pastels. That when, when you spend time within them, you’ll easily feel connected to a space that reflects your own personality.
Keep Things Quiet
Whether we notice it or not, noise can cause us to feel stressed. This can be anything from the constant drone of traffic to the sound of a buzzing refrigerator; if it can be heard within a room it will affect a person’s concentration. Noise, especially that from outdoors, can be especially problematic at night as it interferes with a comfortable and supportive sleep.
To maximise your comfort, ensure you have at least one space within your home that is reliably quiet. Material items can help reduce noise, such as thick curtains and rugs, and be sure to invest in double-glazed windows; not only do they help to keep your home warm but they prevent a significant amount of noise too.