As the importance of well-being in our lives grows, we find ourselves seeking to optimize our health and well-being in every space we occupy. The best place to start focusing on yourself is at home. It can be easy to overlook home decor and furnishing as a part of your well-being, but it can truly be beneficial.
Many aspects of the home can have a subtle impact. For instance colors can make a big difference. Painting a bedroom with bright colors can have a negative effect on sleep habits, reducing wellness (and health) over time.
Clutter adds up quickly, and can quickly increase feelings of stress by creating a sense of disorganization. Decluttering can be as simple as it is rewarding. Solutions like the Liber A in Fume Glass or the Jesse Day System Sideboard help create storage to keep clutter organized and out of sight.
Your home office can be made more inviting by introducing furniture such as the Muvman chair and Sola sitting/standing desk. This gives you the flexibility to sit or stand while working. Studies have shown that standing helps improve your health, energy and productivity.
Rugs provide the best way to add warmth into a room. Elements such as pattern, weave and color can change a room completely. Consider the Mapoon or Maya area rugs, or the Gaius carpet to treat the senses and reward your feet after a long day.
Having furniture that adjusts to your needs can make your home spaces more versatile and comfortable. The Siegfried recliner will always ensconce you in comfort, and the Harlequin mattress offers adjustable support to give you a good night’s sleep!
Before We Finish
One’s well-being can even be affected by the finishes used on furniture. Choosing furniture with water-based finishes such as those offered by Huppe or Trica will help you avoid other types of finishes which contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals which evaporate during outgassing even at room temperature. This same process creates that ‘new car smell’, but in your home it can severely impact air quality.
Wellness Within the Walls
The spaces we inhabit for most of our lives should refresh, nurture, and energize us. By being careful about how we furnish and decorate, we can optimize our homes to reduce stress and create islands of calm. Versatile furniture, balanced color and light, and careful selection can create a wealth of wellness and enhance quality of life.