7 Tips on Designing a House that Boosts Your Well-Being

7 Tips on Designing a House that Boosts Your Well-Being

Interior Design
Decoration and Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes March 10, 2022

You may not realize it, but the interior design of your home can have a significant impact on your mental health as well as your positive well-being. Unfortunately, in our fast-paced world, it can be all too easy to neglect these details in our day-to-day lives, but we really shouldn’t.

The atmosphere is everything, and having a visually pleasing and well-laid out house interior design can go a long way towards improving your mood, making it easier to deal with depression, and can even inspire you to be more productive and have more energy.

And when we say atmosphere, we don’t just mean pretty colors, shapes, and nice furniture; even the air you breathe and the amount of natural light that comes through into your living space is important. For those of you looking to lighten things up for better wellbeing, consider these expert tips on home interior design. A space that promotes positive well-being is just a few easy steps away.

1. Landing Zone 

Keep All Your Outdoor Stuff in One Easy-To-Find Spot

Keep All Your Outdoor Stuff in One Easy-To-Find Spot

A landing zone is the first room you walk into when you come inside to escape the harsh sun or the biting wind, so it only makes sense to design it as a pleasant, welcoming space. Having this dedicated place for your coats, shoes, and other outdoor accouterments means there’s less chance of tripping over clutter.

Making that dedicated space pleasant to look at and nice to touch is another bonus, and this can be achieved with just a few minor changes. Consider investing in quality wooden fixtures such as cubbies for shoes, a closet for your coats, and a nice bench with beautifully upholstered cushions for comfort. Tie this all together with a nice rug made of durable straw, and you’ll have the perfect place to unwind when you come back from a long day of running around.

Plus, having a landing zone means that everything you need to get before you run out the door is all in one easy-to-find place. And if there’s one way to bolster your own positive well-being during those periods when you’re stressed for time, convenience is the way.   

2. Healthy Kitchen 

Keep Your Kitchen Decluttered And Clean

Keep Your Kitchen Decluttered And Clean

In a world that seems to run faster by the day, it’s becoming harder to make time to prepare our own meals, and harder still to eat healthily. For this reason, making your diet healthier may require a few extra investments. Fortunately, the changes needed are simple and don’t require a full kitchen remodel.

The first step is to clean up and declutter. A kitchen that is clean and not overrun with stuff is much more inviting to work in than a dirty kitchen with no room to spare. The extra space also gives you room to put a basket of fruits, nuts, and other healthy snacks to keep you from raiding the fridge for chocolates.

To ensure that you don’t fry the nutrients out of your food, consider getting a steamer or a combi oven since these devices won’t remove the vitamins from your veggies. 

3. Revamp Your Workspace 

Home Offices Should Encourage Productivity And Minimize Distractions

Home Offices Should Encourage Productivity And Minimize Distractions

As working from home becomes a regular part of life, many of us are still struggling with keeping a work-life balance. And it’s no wonder because we tend to associate the home with relaxation rather than work. To adapt to our zoom-ified world, it’s important to rethink your home workspace.

One of the most important details is comfort. Obviously, you don’t want your workspace to be too loungy since that might make you sleepy instead of productive. Nevertheless, a good ergonomic office chair is essential and will prevent you from developing medical issues from sitting for long periods of time. Natural light is another important component of comfort. Working in a small space with no light or poor air circulation is a recipe for failure, so be sure that where you work is well-lit and ventilated.

When setting up your workspace, try to cut down on clutter by keeping any cables and knick-knacks at bay. These items can get in the way and make your workspace less usable.  

4. Declutter and Organize Your Home 

Storing Things More Efficiently Makes Life Easier

Storing Things More Efficiently Makes Life Easier

Nobody likes clutter, and yet most of us have at least some. It can stress you out, and make your home feel less liveable because there’s always stuff in the way, collecting dust. To head off this challenge, the best solution is to declutter and organize your home. Go through your home at least once a year and reduce clutter as much as you can. Less clutter means less stress for you to deal with.

The best way to do this is by sorting through items and placing them in categories. Anything considered essential should stay, anything that you want to keep but isn’t essential should be stored, and the rest should be given away or trashed. If you’re at a loss on how to get started, consider hiring a professional home organizer to help out. 

5. Rethink Your Bedroom

The Perfect Bedroom Is Dark At Night and Bright In The Morning

The Perfect Bedroom Is Dark At Night and Bright In The Morning

Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to being healthy. To maintain healthy sleeping habits, transform your bedroom into the best center of relaxation it can be. At night, any light from street lights or car headlamps can interrupt your sleep, so install blackout curtains to maintain the desired amount of darkness.

Light from your devices and extension cords can also mess with your sleep, so try to keep these gadgets out of view. If your phone has a do not disturb feature, enable it so your smartphone stays quiet throughout the night.

For energizing mornings, it’s important to let light into the room since darkness will keep you sleepy. So be sure that your bedroom windows can be easily opened when you wake up to let in the sounds of the morning and the natural sunlight. This will help you to shake the sleep off and get started with the day. 

6. Instill Mental Balance

Balance Is Relaxing To The Mind

Balance Is Relaxing To The Mind

For the perfect sanctuary free of the world’s worries, calm space is essential. To achieve this in your house, the most reliable route towards success is to design your home interior so that it’s more balanced or symmetrical. What this means is balancing colors so that they don’t clash, and mirroring features that are on one side of the room on the other side.

This will instill bilateral symmetry, which reminds us of nature and is, therefore, something that we tend to respond well to. This kind of symmetry can be subconsciously calming as well as pleasing to us. By consciously designing your home — or just a special room — this way, you can really improve your own positive well-being.  

7. Biophilia 

Biophilic Design is Naturally Relaxing

Biophilic Design is Naturally Relaxing

Natural motives are naturally relaxing, so it’s a good idea to incorporate them into your home interior design anywhere that you can. What this means is incorporating organic shapes and materials in any way that you can. Biophilic furniture, for example, will have soft tapering curves, an ergonomic design, and use natural materials such as wood, leather, and glass.

Upholstered furniture will eschew any nylon or synthetic fibers in favor of natural ones that help us feel connected to the natural world and prompt wellness. Biophilic colors such as greens, blues, purples, and other flowery hues are ideal for biophilic designs. 


Carpets made of wool enhance the biophilic feel by making floors soft underfoot and reducing noise. Wool is a natural product and is easy to keep clean, so it’s the perfect way to bring a biophilic design together. Top this off with fancy air plants and other house plants for maximum biophilia wellness.

MG

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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