How To Create A Healthy, Relaxing Living Space

Minimalist Kitchen With Wooden Rattan Chairs

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our homes should serve as sanctuaries where we can unwind and recharge our batteries. Creating healthy, relaxing living spaces doesn't have to be complicated. 

Here are a few simple tips to transform your home into a peaceful oasis using interior design principles:

Declutter and Simplify

Minimalist Living Room

Decluttering is a great way to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm in your space. Start in your living and kitchen spaces by removing unnecessary items and organizing your belongings to create an open and airy atmosphere. If you get stuck, think of Marie Kondo’s famous line ‘Does it spark joy?’ if not, sell or donate it. 

Bring Nature Indoors

Incorporating elements of nature can have a large impact on our overall well-being. Try adding textures such as stone, natural rattan and wood, as well as indoor plants to create a connection to the outdoors. Plants also have many health-promoting features such as air purification which make them a perfect addition to your living space. If you’re new to gardening, choose low-maintenance plants like succulents or snake plants.

Create Comfortable Zones

Designate cozy areas where you can relax and unwind. Invest in comfortable seating and soft textiles to make these spaces inviting. We love incorporating leather weave, and rattan, and mixing textures to add warmth. Consider adding pillows and throws for comfort, and don’t forget about mood lighting! 

Mindful Design Choices

Be mindful of the design elements you choose for your home and only buy things you LOVE. Opt for natural materials like wood and rattan to create an organic, modern style. Incorporate soft, neutral colors to promote relaxation, and avoid overcrowding your space with unnecessary furniture or decor. Less is more.

By following these simple tips, you can create healthy, relaxing living spaces that promote a sense of well-being and tranquility. Remember, it's the little things that make a big difference when it comes to cultivating a peaceful home environment.