My Home is My Castle – we’re all familiar with the quote and its meaning. The home is the place where you relax and escape from everyday issues and concerns. It promotes rejuvenation and peacefulness. Thus, interior design plays an important role in restoring your health and happiness.
Wellness is linked to the home interior design solutions chosen for your Singapore home. To promote wellness, there are several important principles that are suggested by the interior designers at Home Guide.
Bring Nature into the Flat
The connection between humans and nature plays an important role in promoting and ensuring wellness.
In fact, people living in highly urbanised and technological societies have been known to experience the so-called “nature deficit.” Emotional distress, attention difficulties and even higher rates of physical ailments have been attributed to the nature deficit.
Bringing nature into your HDB flat or condominium is easy through the right interior design decisions.
Adding greenery through the selection of easy to care for plants is an obvious choice. Your interior designer could also opt for natural materials like wood and stone., or at least laminates that closely resemble them. Accessories made from tree leaves, sea shells, branches and pebbles bring another nice element to a tech apartment.
Wellness is also dependent on the availability of natural light, as well as the lack of clutter.
There are things to do in order to illuminate an apartment. Even if you have a small window in the room, the right décor elements will help maximise the available light to result in a brighter and much more cheerful living space.
Strategically placed mirrors, for example, can reflect natural light throughout the apartment. Not only will the space look brighter, your designer will create the optical illusion of a larger flat.
Maximising air flow is another primary goal.
A good HVAC system is an obvious choice for ensuring good air quality every single season. Ceiling fan and exhaust fan installation could also prove to be beneficial.
Even more importantly, get rid of clutter and items (especially bulky ones) that stand in the way of proper circulation. Clutter could make a room feel stuffy. A cramped, airless living space can easily contribute to anxiety. Choosing the right storage solutions and getting rid of items you don’t need will both be conductive of wellness.
People who have a hectic job or lifestyle need to slow down every once in a while and get their batteries recharged.
Talk to your Singapore interior designer about the creation of a designated relaxation area in the apartment.
The area could be a small nook that allows you to balance your busy schedule with peaceful activities.
It can be a reading corner or a meditation room. An area for quiet contemplation benefits from the minimalist approach. A busy design will prevent the mind from slowing down. Feature the absolute essentials like a cosy reading chair or a large window. Additional accessories and knick-knacks are completely obsolete.
When it comes to wellness and relaxation, the bedroom is the most important part of the house.
Most of your interior design and decoration efforts should focus on this space.
You can do several things to bring wellness into the bedroom.
Start with the selection of the right flooring. Hardwood and linoleum floors are both great bedroom choices when wellness is the primary goal. Made of natural materials, these floors are easy to clean and they promote optimal air quality. Linoleum also has anti-static properties and some varieties are antibacterial.
Carpets aren’t that suitable because they can easily accumulate dust or trap allergens. A cosy carpet in the living room is fine but the bedroom isn’t going to benefit from such an addition.
Next, select the right bed.
It should be big enough and it should offer support during the night. Firmer products are actually better for the health than soft and fluffy beds. To promote excellent recovery in your sleep, you should also consider the purchase of a specialised product like an orthopaedic mattress.
Finally, look for a bed that features a storage compartment underneath. Such a functional piece of furniture will free up space in the bedroom and make it a lot cleaner.
A Fitness or Exercise Room?
Many people refrain from thinking about an exercise room in their home because they worry about the cost of such a project.
A home gym can be very costly to put together. Exercise, however, doesn’t have to come in the form of an exercise bike or an elliptical machine.
Think about the activities you enjoy the most and discuss those with your interior designer.
Ladders for climbing are one example of a very simple item that can be installed on the wall to encourage movement among the young and young at heart.
A budget-friendly home gym could also feature weight sets and dumbbells, DIY pulling blocks, a DIY gymnastics bar and even a DIY boxing/punching bag station. You don’t need much to practice yoga or pilates at home – an exercise mat and an exercise ball will do. The same applies to resistance bands, kettlebells and a suspension training system.
Finally, you need a nice little bathroom where you can pamper yourself and enjoy a little treatment every once in a while.
Your interior designer will think of bathroom safety first due to the risk of slips and falls. Anti-slip stickers and the elimination of tripping hazards are two of the biggest essentials for promoting health and safety in the bathroom.
Next, consider the installation of a bathtub if that’s possible. If a bathtub is going to be too heavy to meet HDB guidelines, you can opt for a hydromassage shower panel. This piece is a lot less expensive and it will occupy minimal space in comparison to a bathtub.
There are so many things you can do to promote wellness in your home. Home Guide’s team is ready to take your ideas to the next level. Get in touch with us today if you want to make your home a healthier and happier space. We’ll develop a custom solution that’s just right for your needs.