The Elements of Holistic Interior Design

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This article was written in collaboration with holistic interior design firm, Studio Nu. For more information on the studio scroll to the bottom. 

Before we dive into the elements of holistic interior design, you might be wondering, “What is holistic interior design, anyways?

Holistic interior design is a philosophy that focuses on creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also promote overall wellness through the use of design elements.

It’s a powerful way of designing spaces that can alleviate stress and anxiety while promoting overall well-being.

Holistic Interior Design Elements

The difference between traditional interior design and Holistic Interior design boils down to the choice of the elements used in the space, harnessing them for well-being rather than just aesthetic purposes. Here are some of the most important elements:

  • Natural Light

One of the primary design elements to increase wellness is natural light. 

Exposure to natural light has been linked to numerous benefits, including better sleep, improved mood, and increased productivity. Who wouldn’t want their space to naturally improve these things?

By incorporating large windows or skylights that flood your space with natural light it can create an environment that is both beautiful and beneficial for our health.

  • Color

Another important holistic interior design element is color. 

Just take a moment the last time you walked into a room and felt at ease. This was probably done by design. Can you remember what color it was? If we had to bet, we’d put our money on a cool tone.

Different colors can have different effects on our mood and energy levels. Choosing the right colors for a space can help cultivate the right energy for your space. 

In order to create a calming and restorative environment, using blues and greens can have a soothing effect on the mind and body. While warm colors like reds and oranges can be energizing and stimulating. 

  • Natural Materials 

In addition, incorporating natural materials like wood, stone, and plants can help to create a sense of connection with nature, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits. 

Plants, in particular, have been shown to improve air quality, reduce stress, and increase productivity. This is why biophilic design has become a prominent movement within the interior space over the past couple of years. 

The Lagom Lifestyle

At our holistic interior design studio, we also teach our clients about the lagom lifestyle, which is a Swedish philosophy that emphasizes balance and moderation in all aspects of life. 

By incorporating this philosophy into our design approach, we help our clients to create spaces that are not only beautiful and functional but also promote a healthy and inspired life.

We have seen firsthand the positive impact that holistic interior design and the lagom lifestyle can have on our clients’ physical and mental health.

By creating spaces that are designed to promote wellness and inspire healthy habits, we help our clients to live a more fulfilling and balanced life.

This article was written in collaboration with Studio Nu.
Studio Nu is a British Holistic Interior Design company based in Dubai. 
As holistic interior designers, their mission is to reinvent what luxury truly means, incorporating both beauty and mental empowerment into the spaces they design. 
Doing so by utilizing their unique 'SPACE' methodology to improve people's well-being, they focus on harnessing the power of the 'invisible aesthetic'. 
Studio Nu can work with you wherever you are in the world. You can book a free consultation with Studio Nu or take their free design persona quiz via our website
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