Incorporating natural elements into your home can optimise air flow and quality, make you feel calmer and increase your productivity. What’s more, they are often more cost-effective than artificial alternatives, are better for your health and the environment, and simple to introduce into almost any room.
Allow our top five tips for a mood-boosting space to inspire you.
1. Optimise ventilation
There’s nothing like a bit of fresh air to blow the cobwebs away, and a Danish study in 2015 proved that a well-ventilated room has the ability to aid sleep quality, reduce daytime lethargy and improve performance in tasks relating to logical thinking. If opening a window isn’t possible or desirable where you live, an air purifying fan can recreate similar effects and reduce those sluggishness-inducing Co2 rates.
2. Fill your home with green plants
Another way to improve air quality is by filling your living or working space with green plants. According to one NASA study, plants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in a single 24 hour period. Not only this, but bountiful foliage has several psychological and physiological benefits too, such as improving mood, attention span and reaction time, and lowering blood pressure, fatigue and headaches. There is also something deeply rewarding about nurturing plants and watching them grow and thrive.
3. Give yourself some natural light
Maximising the amount of natural light that comes into your home has a number of economical, physical and mental health benefits. Not only does natural light have a positive impact on sleep quality (which in turn has a positive impact on your mood) but natural light also has the ability to improve circulation, regulate hormones and increase vitamins B and D. If it’s not possible to face a window whilst you work, or if natural light in your home is limited, consider increasing the number of mirrors and reflective surfaces to allow natural light to bounce around the room.
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4. Utilise natural materials
Humans have an innate instinct to connect with nature and other living beings, a phenomenon known as ‘biophilia’. Biophilia involves utilising natural materials, patterns and concepts in man-made environments. Implementing this philosophy has been linked to emotional restoration and lower instances of tension, anxiety, fatigue and mood swings, compared with environments with limited natural features.
Making the most of natural materials like wood and stone in your home, as well as water features, nature sounds and images of the natural world, are all great ways to benefit from bringing the outside in.
5. Choose mindful home fragrances
Our sense of smell plays a powerful role in how we feel, as the part of the brain that processes scent is also responsible for our emotions and memories. This means that surrounding yourself with pleasant fragrances that remind you of a happy time, can have a positive impact on the way you feel. Be wary of the products you use in your home, always check the ingredients and be sure to only use candles that have clean burning, sustainable wax like our 100% natural soy wax collection.
All our home fragrance products, from candles and wax melts to aromatherapy diffusers, are mindfully made and curated and have a powerful scent throw that lasts for up to 45 hours.
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