How to Make the Most of Your Home Environment for Better Health and Wellbeing

How to Make the Most of Your Home Environment for Better Health and Wellbeing

These days, caring for our internal wellbeing is considered as much of a priority as ensuring we’re in top physical condition. It’s not surprising we sometimes feel a bit frazzled with our ‘always on’ connected culture, busy work schedules and even busier family lives – all of which compete for our mental energy!

Home is where the heart is

Home is the place where you should feel the most relaxed and at ease. After a tough day at the office, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up and losing yourself in a good book or the latest TV drama series.

Outside of the house, the likes of joining a yoga class or simply taking a stroll in a picturesque park are great ways to recharge and refresh your mind. However, your home can also become a place that encourages better health and wellbeing – if you know a few simple tricks.

Interior Designer, Jeanette Holmes, helps to turn our show homes into sanctuaries filled with calm and tranquility. Here, she shares a couple of key tips on how to make the most of your home environment.

Consider colour

Colours play a huge part in creating a calm and restful place.

They don't just have to be wishy-washy faded colours, they can be bold and bright if used correctly. Soft sage greens teamed with pale greys and muted stone work beautifully together, especially if teamed with a dramatic wall such as charcoal or a feature wall in stone or rustic brick.

Look at your home as a whole and not just one room at a time. Keeping similar shades and types of fabric in your whole scheme will allow the house to flow. This way you will achieve balance throughout.

De-cluttering is a must!

If you want to clear the mind, having a room packed to the rafters won’t help one bit!

De-cluttering can be hard, especially if you have a big family, but there are plenty of amazing pieces of furniture that allow us to hide things away until needed. Coffee tables or media units with storage, are perfect for ensuring all the necessary items are hidden away - the living room will feel spacious and calming rather than cluttered and over filled.

Making space doesn't mean you have to get rid of everything that doesn't match or have a use, leaving a living area that feels stark. Simply avoid overloading and store items away neatly in storage desks or units, so everything isn't always on show.

Follow these simple tips for a relaxed, happy home!