The Power Of Holistic Interior Design: How Your Environment Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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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. 

Wellness is the new luxury.

In the world of interiors, this luxury is all about the ‘invisible aesthetic’ meaning how a person is feeling within their space and how it affects their overall well-being.

When designing a space, it’s important to not only focus on creating a beautiful and functional environment, but also prioritize the space’s effect on the individual’s mental and emotional health.

Creating an environment that promotes well-being can have a profound impact on our overall mental health, particularly when it comes to anxiety.

As a global interior design firm, we know that the spaces we inhabit can have a significant impact on our overall well-being. This is why we believe that physical spaces should be designed to nurture minds, bodies, and spirits.

Holistic Interior Design & Anxiety

We probably don’t need to tell you that anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world.

It can cause feelings of unease, worry, and fear that often interfere with our daily lives.

While there are many different causes of anxiety, our environment can play a significant role in either exacerbating or alleviating our symptoms.

Designing for Calm

Creating a calm and peaceful environment can be incredibly beneficial for individuals struggling with anxiety.

By incorporating natural elements such as plants (biophilic design), natural light, and a calming color pallet, we can help to create a sense of tranquility that has a soothing effect on the mind and body.

Designing to Reduce Stress

Creating a space that is both comfortable and functional can significantly help to reduce feelings of stress and overwhelm.

By minimizing clutter and ensuring that the space is well organized and easy to navigate, we can help to create a sense of order and control.

This can be particularly helpful for individuals struggling with anxiety.

Designing for Mindfulness

Finally, incorporating elements that promote mindfulness and relaxation can be particularly helpful for individuals struggling with anxiety.

This might include incorporating a meditation space or creating a dedicated area for yoga or other mindfulness activities— having a dedicated area helps make it a habit in your daily life.

All in all…

We know that our environment can have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being. By creating a space that is designed to nurture and inspire us, we can help to alleviate anxiety and other mental health conditions. Creating a more conscious living environment that helps us lead a life that is both inspired and fulfilling.

To us, this is the ultimate form of luxury.

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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