As 2020 provides an increased focus on home-based activities, blurring the lines between personal and professional lives, more and more homeowners have sought methods for perfecting their living space and promoting a healthier environment in which to spend the majority of their time.
Here are our favourite interior trends to boost wellbeing within the home…
1. Bring the outside in
We’ve previously mentioned the rising popularity of the modest house plant, but research has actually shown that a space including elements of nature can work wonders in reducing stress, blood pressure and heart rate – all the while boosting your productivity, creativity and wellbeing.
Aside from providing a striking focal point in your room, indoor flora is perfect for bringing out your nurturing side as you tend to your house plant’s needs – and watch them grow before your eyes.
2. Clear the air
Considering the average adult spends up to 90% of their life indoors, air quality is of the highest importance, especially for people who suffer with allergies, asthma, or other breathing difficulties.
On warmer days, try opening all the windows in your home to let the clean air run through and create a fresh ambiance. As winter draws near, it may be worth investing in a purifier, to remove polluted air instantly – not all models have to break the bank either!
3. Au natural
Incorporating eco-friendly materials into your space – such as wood, stone, or bamboo – can help to restore some calm and peace with the addition of neutral tones. Plus, you can eliminate the risk of harmful artificial ingredients present in some modern-day products.
Opting for a softer colour palette for your walls can also have a calming effect on your mood. Avoid loud, vibrant colours or busy patterns in rooms where you tend to seek relaxation – like the bedroom or living room.
Many of us struggle to let go of our possessions – even if it’s an outfit you haven’t worn for years, a dining table you never really liked or a painting that doesn’t exactly fit with the rest of the decor. However, a cluttered room can be detrimental when it comes to concentration levels and mood. Ever noticed how hard it is to focus on your work if your desk is a mess? It’s the same with your home.
Modern-day interior trends are leaning more towards minimalism – less is more after all. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to chuck out all your possessions, read our blog on storage solutions to help you organise your home and free up some space!