Well-being is a word very often used with reference to personal well-being. Essentially it is just feeling good. What are the requirements usually assumed to feel good, satisfied and well-lived? How much does your environment affect your emotional state of mind?
In today’s world, we spend most of our time indoors (up to 90%), so it is essential that the environment meets our needs and also takes into account the health aspects of the internal surrounding in which we spend time. Daylight, colors and overall ergonomics of the room play a pivotal role.
A healthy environment should nourish our body and mind as well as a healthy diet, relationships, exercise and life balance.
Modern design does not have to be one-dimensional and cold. Even in the city, you can surround yourself with the beauty of nature.
Connect the outdoors with the indoors
Biophillic design is a new way to connect nature and our interior spaces to create a balanced environment where you can study, work and live. Greenery and natural materials give interiors positive energy. Being in nature is always beneficial. Plants to some extent affect our emotions, help us recharge and be more focused. Unfortunately, going to the forest daily is not an option for many of us. We therefore have to bring a bit of the forest to work and home, places where we spend the most time.
Natural light, greenery, clean air, well-balanced colors, natural textures and a personal touch on our environment should have a positive impact on our well-being.
Addressing ergonomics, not design
Ergonomics is about optimizing the environment to suit the individual’s needs. It includes user-friendly design, overall comfort and well-being. It includes shapes, functions, but also colors. All of this affects us. Colors are active and passive depending on their influence on people. Active colors such as pink, yellow and light colors generally make the room bigger and brighter. Darker colors, on the other hand, give intimacy and warmth.
Natural materials bring harmony to your home
Do you feel the difference between a wooden and plastic bowl? Holding it and eating from it is the same as surrounding yourself with materials that, by their composition, do not come from nature. Wood, stone and metals can enrich and revitalize your household. Their main value lies in the long-term usability and natural appearance that suits the interior and at the same time caresses your soul.
Modern materials, such as hardened stone, are based on nature, yet are durable and meet contemporary needs.
Create a place at home where you feel comfortable and be yourself.
Surround yourself with personal items that bring you joy. In this way, every day you can return to past memories and people you love.
Get rid of the mess.
The revolutionary mantra of Marie Kondo, author of the world-famous book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says:” Keep only things that give you pleasure, things which radiate happiness. Get rid of things that do not have a spark s and arrange them so they are readily accessible” If you can’t keep your home clean, it only means you have a lot of things. All of this only disrupts our work, rest, and sleep patterns.
Turn your apartment into a mini wellness. Create a space just for yourself where you can read, meditate and contemplate. Surround yourself with things that make you happy and you have a bond with such as your favorite books or photos.