Tips For Thoughtful Home Design

A well-designed, streamlined home can have a direct impact on our overall well-being and help prospective buyers fall in love with your home. Furniture layout, light, air quality, and even colour can influence how we interact with a space and, as a result, have an effect on our mood. To create a wellness-oriented living space, consider every detail, from the aesthetics to functionality. These tips will create a home that promotes balance, harmony, and, most importantly, comfort.

The Living Room

How you feel as soon as you walk in the door? For the living room, the goal is to create a space that is relaxing, which can be achieved by zeroing in on the details.

Proportion and Scale: Furniture that is proportional and appropriate to your overall space will allow it to feel open and not like your walls are caving in on you.

Remove Clutter: Add streamlined storage. Clutter in the space is clutter in the mind.

Touching Moments: Incorporate various texture types, like mixing linens and soft upholstery.

Add Meaningful Items: Whether with flowers, a curated nook, or a particular color, make sure there are personal moments in each space that evoke happiness.

The Bathroom

Our indoor environments impact us on so many levels, including our stress levels, concentration, productivity, sleep quality and mood. Create spaces that are minimal and free of as many toxic materials as possible. The bathroom should be your calming sanctuary.

Reduce Clutter: Unnecessary accessories can get in the way of function. Plus, clear surfaces make for easier cleaning.

Curtain Call: Replace PVC shower curtains with glass or an all-natural option, such as hemp, nylon, or organic cotton.

Keep Mold At Bay: Rectify damp issues by running your ventilation fan.

Incorporate Greenery: Deck out the bath with an air-purifying, humidity-loving plants like orchids, ivy or ferns.

The Bedroom

The key to a wellness-oriented bedroom is to create an environment that is soothing, peaceful and free from distractions and toxins. Your bedroom is a retreat. When it looks and feels like one, it encourages rest. 

Strive For Symmetry: If space permits, placing a nightstand and lamp on each side of the bed. This will also provide a place to stash clutter.

Go Dark: Moody mid-tones or dark paint colors in the bedroom can have a cozy, enveloping effect.

Layer Textures: Think thick rugs and cozy bedding, pillows, and throws.

Rest Easy: It’s worth investing in a mattress that’s chemical-free to avoid potentially harmful off-gassing. Look for one made from organic materials and natural latex foam.

Set The Mood: Blackout shades or curtains provide complete darkness and a cocoon effect. Sound machines can work wonders for masking distracting noise.