WELLNESS WELL DEFINED
Updated: Jun 5
Wellness will begin with your first line of defense, your entrance foyers ,lobby and portico Fresh air in your homes will be important, the addition of large windows, open balconies, greens. All of these will become essential in your homes, they are some points that everyone will start looking for as renovating ideas or in their new homes
A healthy home becomes the foundation for a healthy life. Rooms that inspire wellness create more comfortable and livable space for our daily routines. From natural materials to remodeling, the design of a home is directly related to physical health.
Maintaining a safe and balanced atmosphere is beneficial for everyone. According to the survey, an average human spends 90 percent of their time indoors. Today, there are a wide array of methods, trends and furnishings that can promote a healthier and happier home.
Materials themselves offer a range of health benefits. Eco-friendly and organic material selection is quickly becoming the basis for a healthy design. This could be something as simple as raw fibers and textiles like wool, cotton and linen that are comfortable and healthy and can be organically dyed. It extends to elements like natural woods with unique grain patterns as furniture that’s customization and built to last.
There is nothing more de-stressing than sinking into the rhythms of nature. Establishing deeper connections with nature and make space for growth.
You can utilize furniture and accessories as an expression of nature to bring the outdoors in. Elemental accents like wood, stone, ceramics and plants create a sense of balance and connection.
AVOID FEELING CONFINED
The best way to avoid feeling like a prisoner in your own home is to take advantage of your windows. Keep windows clean and pay close attention to where seating is placed in your home.
"It’s good to sit near a window. You can also try painting a room in a light color that makes you feel at ease.
The flow of circulation is crucial in a home. "Move furniture around to free up the circulation flow and encourage lingering by creating places to pause.
If you are designing a new home, opt for wide circulation space for easy movement between rooms. Decorating with books and plants can also encourage relaxed social interactions.
PAY ATTENTION TO MATERIALS
For a more inviting home atmosphere, selecting furniture material wisely can make a major difference.
A home should always be a place of calm, soothing feelings, an oasis in the middle of a hectic world. You surround yourself with objects you love, colors that make you feel blissful and family photos that bring back happy memories.
But what if you set aside a special corner or even a room of your home that was completely devoted to banishing stress? Meditation is a great way to do just that, through focusing, breathing and clearing your mind. Your meditation practice can be improved through comforting surroundings and thoughtful design details, which you can achieve in your own home without having to go to a studio.
Choose soothing colors:
While bright, bold colors can be fun, there’s something about whispery, pastel hues that’s oh-so-soothing. Even though your eyes will likely be closed while you meditate, it’s important to feel comforted in the space as soon as you sit down.
Add soft furnishings for comfort
Comfort is a priority, so some large cushions, sheepskins, mats and blankets are essential. If it’s not possible to have these laid out permanently, store them in a natural basket and keep them on display. Tucking them away in a cupboard may lead to them being ‘out of sight, out of mind’.
Connect with nature
Adding a plant or two will improve air quality, as well as connecting you to the natural world, while making the space more inviting.
Plants and greenery are common staples in many homes. They can be great for decorating rooms. But there are actually a lot of other benefits to keeping plant life around your home. Plants can help to purify the air in your home. Studies have also shown that plants can speed recovery time for certain conditions, sharpen focus, reduce stress, and contribute to a variety of other health benefits. Strategically placed plants in a home or office can actually help to reduce noise.
Living in an apartment is more popular than ever, however, there are some sacrifices that apartment dwellers must deal with such as the lack of greenery around their property. Yet, despite having no access to a garden, many apartments are now designed with green space, due to the environmental and well being benefits.
Balcony gardens have become one of the most ideal feature of any home , given the present situation it is also very helpful in having a space which connects with nature after spending a lot of time indoors.
The creation of a balcony garden definitely has its share of problems, but the good news is that it's easy to maneuver around these challenges with a bit of preparation and turn a balcony into a lush and serene escape from the surrounding urban life.
A balcony garden, once it’s fully blooming, can obscure much of your small outdoors. The shield created by greenery establishes a more intimate and secure space, giving you privacy.
The right landscape materials can reduce energy consumption, mitigate air and water pollution.
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