Creating spaces that take care of us

Our homes are our sacred spaces that allow us to release stress, recharge and simply taking a moment. A well-crafted home should be designed specifically to explore comfort and spaces that takes care of our essential needs. The environments we choose to spend our time in, can have a major impact on our physical, mental and overall wellbeing, as it gets harder and harder to unwind from an overly demanding era of technology, social, political and environmental issues that consume us daily.

That’s why it’s so important to create a space that encourages wellness, harmony and flow. These 3 curated ways will assist to make a difference in our spaces.

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Implement textures that are tactile

By introducing tactile surfaces into the homes it can have a huge impact on our metal health. Tactile materials stimulate and assist in reducing cortisol levels that are some of the main causes to stress, which can also release oxytocin which makes us feel happier and more relaxed.

Start by implementing these natural materials into your space

  • Natural fibers (Linens, cottons, hemp, moss and wool)
  • Natural timbers (bark, oak, bamboo, rattan)
  • Cork
  • Natural Stone (Marble, flint, slate, sandstone and gems)
  • Native metal (Copper, gold, iron and silver)
  • Clay

Think about lush textures that makes you feel warm & cozy, restful & calm or safe & sheltered that connects you back to nature that’s nourishing and balanced.

Invest in “feel good” items

Look around your home and think about what makes you smile and brings up a good memory. It could be the sofa in your living room with friends gathering with a glass of wine or it could be your kitchen countertops that reminds you of all the delicious meals you made. It could simply be a vase that you bought yourself that brings you a sense of wholeness. Spend the time to remove items from your home that no longer serves you. Purchase items that are ecofriendly and functional.

Use a natural colour palette

By restoring your space in a neutral colour palette, it promotes a sense of calmness and breathable space. Start with the larger areas like your floor and walls as they will increasingly change the mood in the space. Then look at furniture, lighting and furnishings. Play with tonality and texture so the room doesn’t look bland. A living room for example, could be to get a textured wool rug, with a natural stone coffee table and milk white sofas that are linen. Find art pieces that are neutral and textured that create a sense of calmness and wellbeing.

What makes you feel good in your home? Share your tips bellow or if you would like a more in-depth post on this topic leave a comment bellow. Share your favorite tips on “creating spaces that take care of us” on Instagram and tag @plamena_danieli

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