Everything is fast, easy and digital, yet the natural instinct to disconnect and slow down has seen mindful home decor become a rising interiors trend.
This interior style focuses on regaining our senses and quality of life by embracing clean neutrals, nature and adding in a little bohemian personality.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares her style tips for designing a home that’s focused on mindful living.
Start with a clean and calm neutral palette
Begin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with the help of a home environment that focuses on living well.
Start by introducing a quality of softness into the home, coupled with interior design that’s comforting and inviting.
“Let the intention of creating a clean and soothing ambience guide your design decisions,” advises Rebecca.
“Ultimately, the goal is to create a personal haven you’ll love going home to relax in.”
Introduce neutrals in varying tones for interest and depth. Safe, perennial hues to try include white, soft grey and the recently popular greige.
Choose Furniture That Creates a Restful Environment
Make it a priority to get plenty of good quality sleep.
In the bedroom, an oatmeal fabric bed presents the perfect starting point in a space meant for restful slumber.
Select comfortable bedding with minimal prints to focus on creating an uncluttered, restful environment. Where possible, go with furniture that feature curves and organic lines instead of sharp, straight edges.
Use scents that calm you
Besides colour, scents can help with a wellness agenda too.
Typical choices include lavender, lemongrass, and lemon for a hint of freshness.
So wear your favourite calming colour and light up a relaxing scented candle to get to some serious unwinding.
Bring the Outdoors In
Nothing relaxes the mind more than being surrounded by nature so why incorporate plants into the mindful home decor trend?
Start the year on a green note by maximising on the benefits of having indoor plants. Choose a mix of large and small greenery, and varieties that help clean the air. Leafy, trailing plants also inject a little wildness to create a tropical inspired ambience.
Besides making the air fresher, their lush green colour is soothing on the eyes after a long day of working with screens.
To continue the natural theme, pick furnishings made with materials like wood, rattan, or clay.
“The warmth and rawness of their surfaces contribute to a design that has a soothing, back to nature vibe,” says Rebecca.
Dedicate a corner for conscious relaxation
As a reminder to make wellbeing a priority for the year ahead, allocate a corner that’s dedicated to relaxation.
“A little nook will do; you’ll only need enough space to practice your preferred stretches,” says Rebecca.
For meditation and stretching exercises, fit it out with a yoga mat or thick rug. “And if you have a work desk at home, it’s a good idea to carve out a zen zone within the same room for quick stretch breaks.”
Maintaining the same neutral palette, style the space in light hues, and include plenty of plants.
Another factor to consider is the accessibility of natural daylight, as it can help reset a confused circadian rhythm
A wellness inspired space that embraces disconnecting and being present will likely become a favourite spot in the home.
embrace Tassel Wall Hangings
Full of bohemian charm, a tassel wall hanging is a chic accessory to add to the home.
You can typically buy one in good homeware stores, but it can also be easily made if you fancy getting your creative juices flowing.
Inspired by the carefree and natural elements of bohemian interiors, all you need is a wood dowel, large wood beads, small wood beads, a hardcover notebook, a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors and you’re good to go.
Simply follow this DIY tassel wall hanging guide to get the look for yourself.