How To Design Your Home To Improve Your Wellbeing

How To Design Your Home To Improve Your Wellbeing

Wellness is at the heart of everything. Whether you are trying to eat better or perfect your sleep routine, the effects that your home has on your wellness should always be considered. Is your home always cluttered? Do the lights in your home keep you awake? Designing a home that is optimised for wellness is not always easy, but there are steps to follow to achieve this design.

In this blog post, we will share just a few of our top tips on designing your home to optimise wellness. Some suggestions may require a quick tweak, but if your home needs more than a few new cushion sets, consider a full strip out to create a home you love and one that makes you feel your best. Take a look at the following suggestions:

Make space for creativity

First things first, how much space is available? Does your home feel suffocating with the minimal space? Perhaps you may have overcompensated on furniture and accessories in the past which has consumed the space you have free. An open home reflects an open and clear headspace. Declutter your space where possible, get rid of items that add no value and minimise furniture sizes if possible. For example, if you have a bookshelf that consumes the wall space next to your TV setup, why not compromise and swap this for an integrated bookshelf/TV stand? This will allow you to have the necessary storage, whilst making space in the room. Also, if you have accent furniture taking up space in the room, give it to a new home. Once you have made the space for a minimalist set-up, drape the floors with soft rugs for the feeling of comfort a wellness-optimised home needs.

Skip the bedroom television

Watching a movie in bed might be comforting, but are you aware of how much blue light may be affecting your health? The blue light that is emitted from phones and televisions is thought to damage retina cells with excessive use, whilst also disrupting your circadian rhythm. Having a TV in the bedroom will leave you vulnerable to disrupted sleep which should be avoided. For your bedroom design, invest your money into complete comfort and sleep optimisation. Soft furnishings, decorative cushion covers and a soft headboard are all things that will facilitate a good night’s sleep. If you must watch something in the bedroom, keep an eye pad handy, but skip the television to make the room sleep-focused.

Use ambient lighting in the bedroom

Speaking of sleep optimization, you need to make sure the lighting in the bedroom is not only beautiful but also dim enough to help you relax and unwind. Adjust your lighting fixtures and consider implementing a dimming setting for your main lights. Or, have a couple of decorative lamps by the bedside that have dimming features to reduce their brightness. Limiting your exposure to light before bed will help you sleep much better and leave you feeling refreshed for the day to come.

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