When you’re thinking about your wellbeing, it’s wise to consider your home. When you design your home you should try to create a space that improves your wellbeing. It doesn’t have to be difficult, all you need are a few simple adjustments.
1. Keep things green
If you want to create a home that supports your wellbeing, it’s important to design a green and sustainable home. There are many simple ways to can create an eco-friendly home, including
- Use non toxic paints when you decorate your home, (there are several options that use plant based ingredients).
- Choose candles made of vegetable wax or soy instead of traditional candles.
- Use water saving fixtures including aerating shower heads and tap fittings.
- Recycle your food waste to make a compost pile.
- Decorate using earth-kind fabrics, (including jute and soy cashmere).
2. Personalise your space
Creating a home that boosts your wellbeing is all about designing spaces to express your personality, and make you feel comfortable. To personalize your space, decorate using colors that you love, and add pieces of art that mean something to you. Fill the walls with cute photographs, and spend time thinking about all your decor choices. To help you design the perfect space consider using apps like Saatchi Art or Room Planner 5D. Using these apps you can create a clear plan of your rooms, and use VR features to test out different art work. If you’re in need of motivation and inspiration you could always look to the trusty app that is Pinterest!
3. Consider your health
It’s important to ensure that your home is as healthy and safe as possible. You might consider using air purifiers to remove harmful chemicals from the air. It’s also a good idea to let in lots of natural light, and decorate with plants which help purify your homes oxygen. Another health focused addition would be water filters for your drinking water. A simple solution for clearer water.
Improving your home security features can help you to feel more safe and comfortable in your space. Companies like A1 Locksmiths provide a range of great solutions for both commercial and residential properties. With the right solutions, you’ll have extra peace of mind. For more details, check out https://www.a-1locksmith.com/commercial-locksmith-services/. You could also look into alarm systems such as Ring for peace of mind.
4. Dispose of clutter
To improve the appearance and feel of your home, you should dispose of any unwanted clutter. From your bedroom to your living room and your kitchen, get rid of anything that you no longer use, to make more space. Holding onto junk adds a sense of disorder to, which does nothing for your wellbeing. When you dispose of clutter be sure to do so in a sustainable way. If you’re looking to sell your items you might want to check out sites such as LetGo or Facebook Marketplace. You can even head to your local charity/ Thrift store.
One real simple way to improve your home is to add a few scented candles. Choose scents that will help you to relax or feel revitalized after a long day. When looking for scents to relax, try candles like vanilla or peppermint.
6. Emergency care wall or drawer
Something I personally find helpful is to create a drawer in your home or a diagram on your wall full of the things that help you when you are struggling or having a bad day. When I say ‘things’, I mean; Stress balls, soft throws, fidget spinners and gadgets, scented soaps, perfumes that ground you, an eye mask for times of sensory overload and even ear plugs to block out noise, or a place to go to escape from noise and overwhelm. It can also consist of cosy socks, cosy home clothes, materials to help you ground senses and also bottled water to hydrate you. An emergency care drawer or wall can be used for anyone and everyone and the best thing is, you can completely personalise them to suit you!
With the help of these ideas, you’ll soon see improvements to your home and your lifestyle. Improving your mental health involves many different practices, from improving your living space to self-care.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you feel inspired to change your home for the best.