Is wellness-based interior design just a new fad or is there something real in it? Or is it just old wine in a new bottle? As a leading interior design company in Bangladesh, Tilottoma is proud to add to the conversation.
- Wellness-based interior design.
- Holistic design and decor.
As a leading interior design firm in Bangladesh, Tilottoma gets queries about these all the time. Which is to be expected, seeing how popular holistic living has become over the years.
The question is – is wellness-based interior design an entirely new design paradigm?
Or is it a basic feature of the interior design process?
So, is wellness based interior design a whole new paradigm in the world of interior design?
Well, yes and no. Let me explain.
Interior design in Bangladesh..or indeed interior design anywhere, ever, has always designed your space – whether residential interior design or commercial interior design – with the following two objectives
- You should feel good in that space
- You should be able to get maximum efficiency in that space, that is, interior design created ergonomic spaces for you to live and work in
If it’s bedroom interior design, the interior design should help you to completely be at peace so your body can switch off for the day. If it’s office interior design, the interior design should help you to fight fatigue and think clearly. So, ‘feel good’ and ‘ergonomics’ have always been the basis of interior design work, whether it’s interior design in Bangladesh or interior design elsewhere. Wellness-based interior design is not a new thing from an interior designer’s POV.
Then why did I say ‘yes and no’?
While wellness-based interior design is certainly not a new design paradigm, one change that has clearly happened is that the entire conversation around interior design has changed. The entire interior design conversation is now based on how the design can add to the all-round wellness of the client.
As a top Bangladeshi interior design firm, Tilottoma gets a lot of interior design queries every month, both as consultancy-type queries and as full-service queries.
In either case, we have seen that clients are aware of wellness-based design and take care to ask about it.
Great. Are there any well-based interior design hacks that are easy to implement?
Yes, there are some pretty simple interior design hacks that you can do by yourself to implement wellness-based interior design. On the other hand, if you are hiring or have hired an interior designer for an interior design project, you can talk with them about incorporating these kinds of designs into their plans so they will be aware that you prefer wellness-based interior design.
DIY wellness-based interior design step 1: Clear away the clutter
You may be surprised that this simple design step – clearing away clutter- is an example of wellness-based interior design. But it’s quite logical, if you think about it. A neat and clean space makes you clear-headed and alert while a disorganized space will make you feel uneasy and lost.
So, look around you. If you find too many things crammed up in your room or if you see things lying where they shouldn’t be, organize them. First, gather them up and put them in a basket. And then think of suitable places to keep them. If there are things that you can’t find a place for
- Keep them in a store room. Don’t just dump them; keep them nicely arranged one after another.
- Give them away to a charity. The ones that the charity won’t accept – just throw them away.
DIY wellness-based interior design step 2: Find your zen spot
If this – zen spot – is another new jargon for you, don’t worry. It’s nothing complicated. Your ‘zen spot, where you are completely ‘at zen’, at peace with yourself and the world and ready to take on any task or responsibility. Your ‘zen spot’ could be anything from a chair next to a window to an entire room.
- Whatever it is, find it.
- Furnish it with some comfortable sitting or lying arrangements (whichever you prefer).
It could end up being just a hard-backed chair. Or a cushy sofa. Whatever you feel comfortable in.
DIY wellness-based interior design step 3: Correct the moisture level in the air
The correct level of moisture in the air can ensure peace of mind right now and skin health in the long term. Consider investing in an air humidifier.
A humidifier can
- Control the moisture level in the air
- Filter air to some extent
- Help with some issues like sinus
DIY wellness-based interior design step 4: Keep plants in your living/work space
What are the benefits of keeping plants in your room?
- Plants can keep the room cool.
- They can reduce stress levels.
- They can encourage positive thinking and concentration.
- They can also freshen the air inside the room.
Moreover, they look cool and are very low-maintenance.
Wellness-based interior design is not a new concept, whether in interior design in Bangladesh or elsewhere. Wellness-based interior design is all about making you feel good about yourself inside your room.
And, if you are serious about it, you can discuss wellness based design with your interior designer as part of your ‘7 questions to ask your interior designer‘ so that you and your interior designer are on the same page as far as your interior design project is concerned.
4 DIY wellness-based interior design steps are
- Organize your room
- Find your zen spot
- Maintain an optimum air moisture level
- Go green
I hope these steps proved of some use to you in your interior design project.