Wellness is an important topic during this unprecedented time. As households across Dallas/Fort Worth find themselves spending more time at home, we’re all finding ways to take better care of ourselves. Whether it’s personal care, nutrition, preventive medicine or exercise, wellness has become a booming $4.2 trillion industry, according to the Global Wellness Institute.
Sherwin-Williams recently surveyed nearly 500 homeowners and 200 interior designers to gauge how wellness is expressed in interior design and décor. Nearly all respondents (94% and 97%, respectively) reported they were using wellness-inspired designs in their homes.
We’re all doing what we can to protect our physical health, but we shouldn’t forget to take care of our mental health, too. Including natural light, organization and color psychology, here are five simple ways to incorporate wellness into your home.
Let the Sun Shine In
Who doesn’t love a tip that won’t cost you a thing? Take advantage of that free sunshine and enjoy a boost of vitamin D, ward off seasonal depression and improve sleep. 87% of interior designers use natural light to improve wellness, so open those blinds and let the sun shine in.
Take a Deep Breath
What you breathe in is also important to your overall wellness. Improve the air quality in your home by limiting VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Try selecting low- or no-VOC paints, using acetone-free nail polish remover, burning candles made from beeswax or soy and using natural cleaning products.
Color your world
In addition to more sunshine and cleaner air, the color of your surroundings can greatly affect your wellbeing. Color psychology, which is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior, goes beyond the classroom. Incorporating interior paint or home decor in greens or blues can help promote peace and balance.
Your Moment of zen
You shouldn’t have to leave home to find harmony. If you have the extra space, consider designating a fitness room, reading room, greenhouse, meditation or yoga room in your home. By creating this special space, your mind will better focus on its peaceful purpose and help you escape exterior stressors.
Clear out clutter
We all are dealing with an inordinate amount of stress right now. Improve your wellness by decluttering each room in your home. Eliminating the mess may take time, but the mental health payoff makes it worthwhile. Follow Marie Kondo’s advice to get rid of things that don’t “spark joy” and keep the things that do.
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