Wellness is a hot topic these days. Whether
it’s personal care, anti-aging, nutrition, preventive medicine or spas,
wellness is a $4.2 trillion industry, according to the Global Wellness Institute. And companies are responding by creating
new products and programs for consumers. Pinterest even introduced emotional well-being
activities in response to the millions of searches on emotional health its
users conducted in 2018.
recently surveyed nearly 500 homeowners and 200 interior designers to gauge how
wellness is expressed in interior design and décor – and nearly all respondents
(94% and 97%, respectively) reported they were incorporating wellness in some
Here are five ways you too can incorporate
wellness into your home:
light. Sunlight boosts vitamin D, wards off seasonal depression and improves sleep. Perhaps
that’s why 87% of designers use natural light to improve wellness. So, open
those blinds, and let the sun shine in!
quality. One way to improve air
quality in your home is to limit 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.
- Colors. Certain colors, such as greens and blues,
promote calm. The color least likely to be associated with wellness: red.
- Zen. You
don’t have to leave home to find peace. Consider incorporating a gym/fitness
room, reading room, greenhouse, meditation or yoga room into your home.
Clutter creates stress, and it’s unpleasant to look at. Eliminating the
mess may take time, but the payoff makes it worthwhile. Follow Marie
Kondo’s advice to get rid of
things that don’t “spark joy,” and replace them with things that do.