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Design for Well-being: Is Holistic Design Right for You?

Do you ever feel like your home or workspace lacks a certain sense of harmony and balance? Have you tried every design trend under the sun but still can’t seem to achieve the look and atmosphere you desire? If so, it may be time to explore holistic interior design. This approach takes into account not only aesthetics but also how space affects our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. But is it really necessary for everyone? In this blog post, I’ll delve into what holistic interior design is all about and help you decide if it’s something that could benefit you.

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We need to live in our homes comfortably and happily. 

In general, architects are still talking about form and function but completely missing the aspect related to improving the quality of our lives. And yes, I know this because I am an architect:)
I believe holistic interior design is something you really need. It can help you to create a more peaceful and relaxing environment, which can help you to focus and be more productive.

The primary purpose of Holistic interior design is to achieve well-being.

We need to feel well when we work, learn, play or sleep.

We can look at the holistic approach to interior design as a “new age – happy-clappy thing,” which solely relates to finding harmony for our body, mind and spirit. Or we can look at it as a complex system, which supports our well-being.

As we become more interested in health and wellness, many of us are looking for ways to create a healthy home. Holistic interior design is one approach that takes into consideration the impact of our surroundings on our physical and mental well-being.

The goal of holistic interior design is to create a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also promotes health and well-being. This means taking into account factors like air quality, natural light, and acoustics. It also means using materials that are non-toxic and furniture that is ergonomic.
Studies have shown that exposure to certain colours can affect our mood, while certain scents can help us relax or focus. By creating a space that is conducive to health and well-being, we can improve our overall sense of well-being.

The Physical, The Emotional, and The Visual

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Holistic interior design and The Body

As a human being, you need to feel comfortable and feel free to move around your space. 

The physical aspect depends mainly on your lifestyle and daily routines. Even though we are all different, we still need to follow basic ergonomics principles and environmental psychology to achieve the right solution when designing. Holistic interior design recognizes that our physical environment has a profound impact on our well-being. It encompasses all aspects of the built environment, from the layout of a room to the materials used in construction.

  • That´s why you might feel stressed when you can´t move freely around your home.
  • Do you get this when you try to walk around the coffee table which is too close to your sofa?

Holistic interior design and The Spirit

Emotions may cause most of our troubles and it is very difficult to figure out what the ‘stressor’ is. Consequently, we might feel happy in one space but uncomfortable in another one and aren’t able to understand why.

Often, this relates to the design concept and how it originates.

We are all different, so someone might feel super comfy in a big open space, while someone else would freak out in the same place. Someone might like a little old cottage and feel nice and cosy in it, while someone else would think it cluttered.


Holistic interior design and The Mind

Pretty things make us happy.

That’s why the visual side of interiors is so important. The style we choose for our homes speaks about us. It says what we like and what we stand for.

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It needs to please us every time we look at it.

For example, if we enter our home and see a family photo, we know we are at home with people who we love and who love us. In general, for me, such holistic interior design is what every designer should aim for. It is not just a ‘visual’ thing:

It is a complex solution to finding the right design for another human being who needs to feel comfortable, happy, and safe. 

Holistic interior design is not just about making a space look good, but creating an environment that is conducive to health and well-being. It takes into account all aspects of the home, from the layout to the furnishings, and even the smaller details like the colour of the walls. By creating a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, holistic interior design can help to improve your quality of life. 

There are several ways that a good designer can achieve this. So, never be shy: ask your designer why a certain selection was chosen for you.
There is always a way to create a timeless interior specifically for you.

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