India is the vast treasure hold of science. Environmental psychology popularly known as Vastu Shastra has been in practice in construction field from time immemorial. The design concepts and design elements are said to affect our mood and productivity. At this point, the importance of healthy interior designing starts.
The space you are in drives your mood thought process and creativity. For example, if you spend some time in a confined space with minimal lighting, it induces fear, suffocation and discomfort. Imagine a space bright, spacious and colourful. There your thoughts become positive, creative and you ultimately become happy.
So here are few tips to incorporate into your homes to have a healthy living space that inspires and motivates you.
A claustrophobic and dark space is a mood killer. A spacious area where there is a proper flow of air circulation ensures a fresh environment and no place for bacterial growth. Make sure to incorporate design elements that bring in a lot of lighting to your space.
Toxin Free paints
Use inspiring and energetic colours to paint your home. Avoid lead rich paints that on continuous intake while breathing results in health issues related to lungs and eyes. Use pollutant free paints easily available in the market and maintain a pollution free air inside your home.
A clutter free home results in a clutter-free mind. Keep the rooms in your home clutter-free. Make sure to use minimal furniture and decors in each space to have a neat and tidy feel for your home to ensure a good space to work in. Always use the space defined for that purpose. For example, avoid TV inside the bedroom as its a space designed for calm and relaxing moments and a good sleep.
Use multi-purpose furniture with storage compartments;
Get rid of the stuff you aren’t using frequently (use a three-box method: one for keeping, one for storing and one for throwing away);
Give one item to charity each day;
Organize a garage sale;
Use the 80/20 rule (normally you wear only 20 per cent of your clothes all the time);
Clear off flat surfaces;
Categorize things based on similarity; and
Use alternative storage solutions.
Try to use plant decors as much as possible inside your home. This ensures to maintain a positive feel inside the home and green is a colour that soothes your eyes and inspires creativity. Green plants health circulate air as they absorb excess CO2 from the home and release oxygen so that the air is refreshed.
These are few of the many healthy decor tips that you may adopt from a hundred other options available. Interior designers in Kerala stand to keep your family healthier.