We’ve all been dealing with a lot of challenges lately. With the world slowly opening up to the things we’ve missed, its left many of us reflecting on how we might better prepare for difficulties in the future. Wellbeing has never been more important, and our immediate surroundings can be vital to our health – not just outside of the home, but inside it, too.
In the spirit of World Wellbeing Week, we’ve decided to share some design principles with you that can help give your mind a boost, or at the least provide a breath of fresh air to an environment we’ve all spent a lot of time in recently.
Here are some ways in which you can get a clear head around the house – from minimalism to finding a deeper connection to the things that make you, you:
Perhaps the most popular in recent memory, Marie Kondo’s style of minimalist tidying can be applied to interior design, as well. A comprehensive declutter can help you get a fresh perspective, making each room feel more geared to its purpose so you can work where you work and relax where you relax.
It’s always good to seek out inspiration if you’re serious about revitalising your home. Making a firm change and taking control over your environment is one of the best remedies – but we’d be lying if we said any amount of interior design wisdom is a replacement for help from others.
If you’re struggling at all, mentalhealth.org.uk has a great page that includes advice as well as helpful hotlines. Above all else, we encourage you to eat well, get enough exercise, sleep and reach out to friends and family when times are hard.
No matter how wonderful the interior, stepping outside and getting some fresh air is vital to your mental wellbeing, and it’s something we try to contribute to whenever we build.
In addition to our environmental commitment, which includes planting thousands of trees, shrubs and spring bulbs near our developments every year, we try to build in locations that place the wonders of the natural world close by: from the breath-taking country parks near Dalkeith to the quaint village market town of Buntingford.
Take a stroll around our developments page and see the spectacular sights for yourself.