Designing for wellbeing means we are guided by the following fundamental elements: natural and pocket lighting, aromatherapy scent, tactile texture, earthy palettes and natural materials. But, designing for wellbeing also means creating a home that you love.
But, designing for wellbeing also means creating a home that you love.
I love French farmhouse vibes mixed with touches of Marrakesh. I love linens, hessian, jute and cotton. I like texture and soothing palettes.
I design each room depending on how I want to feel when I am in it.
I only have the things I love on show, everything else I hide away in trunks and chests.
So, when we are designing for wellbeing, we will use our fundamental elements, but intertwine this with your own personal style, things that make you happy, objects and accessories that bring you joy.
Intertwine this with your own personal style, things that make you happy, objects and accessories that bring you joy.
Start by gathering images of spaces that inspire you, getting samples of beautiful fabrics or creating paint swatches. Add in any existing pieces that make you feel calm, happy or invigorated.
We want to natural materials wherever possible, I love wood, but if this jars with you, choose concrete or glass. Whatever your style, there is a natural material that you can work into your scheme.
Whatever your style, there is a natural material that you can work into your scheme.
When we are thinking about accessories, we want to try and incorporate clay or stone, but if you have something that makes you happy, put in on show!
We want as much natural light as possible, but as the evenings draw in earlier and earlier, you might want to pop in a few extra pockets of lighting to your space. If you’ve got an old lamp base that you love, pop on a linen shade and you’ve got something you love + a natural fabric.
Ultimately, we want to be mindful of our fundamental elements at all times, but whatever it is that is going to make you happy in your space, include it!