The impact that our environments have on our mental and physical wellbeing has long been documented and is something we can all relate to in varying degrees. Given that we spend around 85% of our time indoors, it’s no surprise that a poorly designed environment can cause stress, drain us of energy, and hinder our natural regenerative abilities. To tackle this problem, you need to take a holistic approach to your interior design and make your home a lived experience.
Creating a Personal Sanctuary
As the world becomes an increasingly stressful place, there is a growing need to make our homes a personal retreat. An interconnected space where we can relax and regenerate, enabling us to lead more balanced and fulfilled personal lives. By taking a holistic approach to your home interior design, you can create a meaningful, harmonious and supportive space that is tailored to your own unique needs.
This is incredibly important and one of the most effective ways to make your home a lived experience – a space that has a positive impact on your interrelated perceptions and subsequent behaviour. Whilst the focus of mainstream interior design tends to centre around aesthetics alone, it is equally important to use colour, furnishings, and spacial design in a way that captures our inherent style and expresses who we are.
Connecting Positively with Your Environment
This type of holistic approach aids our physical and psychological health and can be used for all manner of design problems. The primary consideration is the way in which the design of the interior space can reduce or eliminate any potential negative impacts on your lived experience in the home – how to thoughtfully and responsibly connect and engage with the local environment and community, the building and garden grounds, and the specific needs of you and your family.
This is achieved by creating harmonious layouts; introducing natural materials and functional, organic furniture; enhancing elements of colour based on the principles of colour theory; increasing contact with natural elements, such as light, fresh air, and living plants, and reducing allergens and noise pollution. All of these ingredients are essential for creating a relaxing, balanced and healthy home environment. As a result, our bodies are more equipped to filter out the harmful toxins and strains we cannot control or avoid in everyday, modern life.
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