How to Master Mindful Interior Design
In a time when many of us are preoccupied with the stresses of modern life, it’s important to have a stress-free sanctuary. As a result, many people are now trying to create homes that promote positive mental health and well-being. In fact, the 2018 Pinterest Trend Report reflects this with searches for “mindfulness” in the home décor category up 248% since 2017. So, what is mindfulness and how can you put it to practical use in your home interiors?
What is Mindfulness?
The Greater Good Science Center defines mindfulness as “maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.” Mindfulness is a wonderful tool as it encourages us to pay careful attention to every decision that we make. Studies have linked the practice of mindfulness with improved quality of life as well as a wide range of mental and physical health benefits.
What is Mindful Decor?
In a Ministry of Calm survey, 99% of respondents said that changing your space can affect how you feel. Taking a mindful approach to décor can help to establish a calming home environment that takes away the stresses of the day. Mindfulness encourages us to put thought into our design decisions in such a way as to promote purpose, happiness and serenity.
How to Apply the Principles of Mindfulness in Your Interior Design
When decorating, the first question you must ask yourself is: what makes you feel good in your home? Consider your house as a whole and think carefully about how you can create a sense of balance and mindfulness that flows from room to room. Some additional tips on how to de-stress your décor include reducing clutter, filling the space with plants, and maximising natural light,
10 Tips for Mindful Interior Design
For more advice on how to master mindful interior design, read the infographic below from EZ Living Interiors.
Author Bio: Helen O'Keeffe is the Marketing Assistant of EZ Living Interiors. As part of her role, Helen creates content which provides practical tips on interior design for her customers and all fans of interior design & home decor.