Can Interior Design impact your well-being? Chloe Boyd & Co. x Coggles

We were absolutely delighted to feature on Coggles website as a guest on their recent blog post!

We discussed an Interior Designers protective on how Interior Design can impact your well-being. We are always ensuring we are using tips and techniques that can improves are Client’s well-being as part of our Client experience and we share our ideas on how we do just that.

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Interior Design and well-being could well be considered more important than ever before. With so many adjusting to our homes as our workplaces, for some there may be less of a need to be outdoors and mental health is at an all time rise.

As Interior Designers its our job to get to know our Clients and for our Client’s to understand themselves too. Unfortunately there is not one shoe that fits all, especially when it comes to well being. Therefore we discuss a range of different factors we include within our design work to help contribute to the well-being of our Clients. 

What does your home say about you?

Your home is a space which is for you to inhabit. This is how you present yourself to your other half, your close family, your friends. What does your home say about you? Or what do you want it to say about you? Most importantly, what do you want it to say to yourself everyday? Perhaps this is a first step to improving your well-being through Interior Design…

Materials and decluttering can help to provide a stress free space 

Zen is a theory promotes distressing and relaxation and to realise value within yourself. It is not about material objects. Perhaps instead creating space which promotes relaxation, so you can switch off. It may not be a dedicate space, but it is a relaxing space, whether it be a bathroom or bedroom that considers a textured natural material pallet and muted and earthy tones. 

Decluttering and finding perfect spots for your beloved objects, really consider each object properly. If your environment is chaotic, your mind might start to feel chaotic too. Try to make sure everything has a home or that it’s put away in a sensible spot, that way you can start to feel relaxed. Begin healing within your home. 

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Top interior items which promote relaxation   

Creating a spa at home is a great way of promoting relaxation everyday, rather than just a day trip to the spa. Look at products which have a particular focus on aromatherapy. Consider a reed diffusers or a candles which use plant extract scents like rose, lavender or eucalyptus. Why not push the boat out and purchase a fresh set of fluffy towels, who needs the spa anyway hey! 

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Having a restful sleeping environment also contributes to health and well-being too? From a comfortable mattress, introducing breathable bed linen to black out window dressings which create complete darkness. All of these can help contribute to a restful night sleep, allowing your body to rest and repair. 

Learning and creativity can help to reduce stress

We are seeing beloved coffee table books more and more. Although these are a great way of styling a coffee table, book shelf or the kitchen. Books are the perfect way to learn something new. Really make time to read them, perhaps journal snippets which stand out is the most. All of this can all aid to creativity and reducing stress. 

Why not recommend them or lend them to people who you know will love them just as much as you too!

How embracing nature through Interior Design can reduce stress 

Carefully considered layouts which consider views out of windows can provide physiological support. Perhaps you’re unable to cleverly rework your layout to introduce more views out. Why not look into landscape artwork, prints or photography that considers the outdoors instead.

Why not try sowing seeds and popping on your window sill. Nurturing can teach you to nurture yourself too and give a sense of purpose and pride. 

Introducing potted house plants are always a great aesthetic to any home. Not only do they add a new dynamic unlike any other object, did you know indoor plants can actually contribute to reducing nasties like VCO’s? Which ultimately and most importantly improves air quality. Whilst they have also been shown to; improve mood, reduce stress levels, increase productivity on a physiological level. Furthermore, on a physical level too by reducing blood pressure, fatigue and headaches.

More information on house plants and human health.

Introducing cut flowers to vases embraces the great outdoors. They add diversity and personality. Changing regularly can introduce fresh bursts of inspiration for you to enjoy. Perhaps the flowers had a sentimental meaning, why not keep hold of them until they are completely dried out in the vase by removing the water. Sometimes flowers continue well in dried form too! 

Make everyday special and find your joy in the everyday  

Create an interior environment for yourself to really enjoy. Perhaps you have a love of music, look at ways of introducing speakers, find a suitable position where it’s going to be best used and reintroduce your love of music. Or you have a love of chess, treat yourself to a that new set you’ve had your eye on for a while, or dust your old one off. Cook a meal for a friend, use a recipe from the book you’ve been studying! Bring out your best plates and napkins, everyday is special after all.

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Conscious consumerism 

Well-being is of course at the forefront for you as an individual. Now you know yourself best out of everybody. Perhaps you’re beginning to adjust to a Zen lifestyle, you’re changing the layout of your home or you’re introducing quality pieces that that will improve your well-being. Either way, if you’re considering a purchase that is going to help contribute to your well-being, consider the environment, where the items have been purchased from and what the process was to create the product. This creates a positive outcome for the suppliers and the environment around us too. In turn knowing you have been a conscious consumer will make you feel good too.

Thank you for reading our views on how Interior Design can impact your well being, from an Interior Design prospective from Chloe Boyd & Co. We hope you found it interesting and we would love to hear your thoughts and what Interior Design changes have helped contribute to your well-being too.