DESIGN YOUR HOME FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS



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When coming up with home design ideas, more architects and interior designers are focusing on elements that are scientifically proven to influence our senses. Going beyond color psychology, neuroarchitecture studies the relationship between health and design to promote overall wellbeing. Curious how you can design your home for health and wellness? This article from our friends at Pacific Prime Hong Kong shares some useful tips to optimize your space.


Prioritize peace

Many of us feel overstimulated day in and day out. Fortunately, your home is the one place where you can control your exposure to stimulation. Creating calm spaces that are free of digital noise and that foster healthy interaction can give you the peace of mind you’re after. But you don’t necessarily need to design a minimalist room if you stick to the neuroarchitectural principle that spaces should focus on people rather than technology.

Connect with nature

A connection to the natural environment does wonders for mental and physical health. While it might not be possible for you to live in natural surroundings, there are ways you can incorporate elements into your home decor. For example, you could use natural materials like wood, brick, and stone. Similarly, fountains, ponds, and waterfalls bring the restorative effects of water into your living space.

Borrow natural light

Light exposure helps your body maintain its circadian rhyme (a.k.a your internal clock). In an ideal home, you’ll get light in the morning, shade during peak heat, and darkness at night. However, many modern homes don’t make the most of natural light and electric light just isn’t as effective. To combat this, consider which rooms you spend the most time in during the day and arrange furniture to use natural light to your advantage.

Reduce light exposure at night

While you certainly want to make the most of daylight, limiting artificial light exposure once the sun goes down helps you stay healthy. Invest in blue-light blocking glasses to reduce your exposure to light from your electronic devices and make it a rule to keep screens out of the bedroom. Lamps and dimmer switches also make it easy to switch to low lighting when night falls, letting your body know it’s time to unwind.

Stay clutter-free

A cluttered space can feel like overstimulation. One of the simplest ways to create a healthy and happy home is to get into the habit of keeping your space as clutter-free as possible. While the initial clean-up may be overwhelming, keep in mind that decluttering gets easier. Once you’ve decluttered, you’ll have a better idea of what needs to be stored and how.

Take care of your health Pacific Prime Hong Kong

A home that’s designed with wellness in mind can go a long way when it comes to your health, and so can having health insurance. Looking to secure the best expat health insurance in Hong Kong? Contact Pacific Prime Hong Kong for impartial advice and a free quote today!


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