What Is Wellness Interior Design And Is It Here To Stay?
Wellness design or “holistic design” is an approach that focuses on the whole person, entire space, and the well-being of the people who will use it. It takes into account an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and those same aspects of a space and aims to create a harmonious environment that promotes health, happiness, and balance.
Designing homes from a wellness standpoint has become a trend among conscious consumer groups. But, in recent years, the pandemic, remote work, sickness, and the stress of it all, have made us all become a little more aware of our space and how we use it. So, now more people are looking for more than just beauty in their spaces. They want to create living spaces that promote better physical and mental health while being conscious of energy, function, and flow at home.
This is exciting because we are all for spaces that have depth and substance both energetically and physically. With the right design elements, a home can become a sanctuary that provides relaxation, rejuvenation, and restoration.
Here are some key principles to think about to bring a wellness component to your designs.
Focus on natural light and fresh air.
Large windows, skylights, and open spaces can help to bring in natural light and improve indoor air quality. Plants can also be incorporated into the design to improve the air quality and create a more natural and peaceful ambiance.
Prioritize the use of natural materials.
Sustainable, eco-friendly materials like bamboo, cork, and reclaimed wood can provide a sense of connection to nature and reduce the number of toxins in the home. Don’t forget to check your cleaning, laundry, and personal care products when seeking out toxins in your environment.
Create spaces that encourage relaxation and stress relief.
Meditation rooms, spa-like bathrooms, and calming spaces like reading nooks or outdoor retreats can all help to promote a sense of calm and tranquility.
Learn more about smart technology.
Tech can also play a role in creating a wellness environment at home. Smart home systems that control lighting, water consumption, temperature, and air quality can help to create a comfortable and healthy living space. Additionally, technology can be used to incorporate sound therapy, aromatherapy, and other wellness practices into the home.