Other than beauty and functionality, an ideal home should also promote well-being. To achieve that goal, designers and architects are increasingly integrating neuroscience into their ideas. A building's design affects your physical and mental well-being through factors such as noise, lighting, air quality, size, and color.
5 Authentic Ideas to Boost Wellness in Your Living Space
1. Lots of Natural Light
While many artificial lighting concepts exist, daylight is still the best. Look for an architect who can design windows that allow adequate natural light into the house.
Areas such as bedrooms and the living room, in which you spend more time, should have larger windows. The furniture should also be arranged in a way that doesn't block sunshine. If you're worried about sun glare, you can easily control it with high-quality interior shades. At Polar Shades, we offer a wide variety of shade styles so that you can find the one that best suits your home’s design and décor.
2. Blend with Nature
Beautiful natural scenery not only improves your living space's aesthetic appeal, it also has health benefits. You're more likely to achieve peace of mind when surrounded by water, plants and other natural features.
In addition to living in a house that offers sweeping natural views, you can also integrate nature into your designs. This includes using natural materials, like wood and stone, and neutral tones like browns, beiges, or greys, coupled with greens, light blues or floral patterns. You can also install an indoor fountain.
3. Noise Control
Just like light, sound also affects your mood and overall wellbeing. At lower levels, it can enhance tranquility, or irritate when it becomes too loud. Homes designed with acoustics in mind are ideal for noise control, as they are built with materials that are more sound-absorbent. You can also control noise by placing vibrating appliances on rubber pads, installing acoustic paneling or installing carpeting.
4. More Open Spaces
Other than making your living space more beautiful, open spaces also make it appear larger. No matter the size of your house, you can achieve an open space with creative layout designs. You can also do this by eliminating clutter, which not only creates more room, but reduces stress and anxiety. To cut back on clutter, make sure every room has ample storage space and get rid of items you don't need.
Boost Your Wellbeing with Help from Polar Shades
Polar Shades’s professionally installed products are manufactured with the highest-quality materials in the industry, and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. We make all of our shades on-site and carefully inspect each one to ensure a flawless finish. Contact us at 702-260-6110 to schedule an in-home consultation today.