Discover how to use the principles of mindfulness to harmonize your home decor.
As more and more people look for ways to cope with the stresses of everyday life, the world has seen a significant upsurge in mindfulness. The mindfulness approach can be integrated into many aspects of our life from eating to exercise, and even interior design.
Mindfulness: A Definition
Mindfulness is all about cultivating a moment-by-moment appreciation of our inner (thoughts, senses, and feelings and external worlds (our environment). By heightening our awareness of the present moment in this non-judgmental way, we are less likely to experience feelings of being overwhelmed.
Mindfulness Benefits the Body and the Brain
Mindfulness is much more than a trendy buzzword. In fact, studies have linked mindfulness with an improved quality of life as well as a diverse array of health benefits. It has been shown to benefit our emotional and our physical well-being in the following ways:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Lowered blood pressure
- Enhanced compassion
- Immune system boost
- Improved sleep quality
- Greater self-control
Applying Mindfulness at Home
Research has proven that the design and atmosphere of a space can affect our subconscious mind as well as our moods and perceptions. By using the principles of mindfulness in your design, you can create a pleasant home environment that takes away the day’s stresses and positively affects your mental health.
10 Tips for Mindful Interior Design
This infographic from EZ Living Interiors offers a helpful guide on how to incorporate the concepts of mindfulness into your interior design in a way that will positively boost your health and well being. It shows you how to make use of color, light and furniture to create a serene space that “sparks joy” by engaging all of the senses.
Scroll down to the infographic below to learn more about mindful interior design.