Wellness has become a talking point as we’ve had an opportunity to look inward and assess our lifestyles, what we’d like to change and how we go about making those changes. However, wellness is so much more than what we eat, what we drink or how we exercise- your surroundings play a grand effect on your wellbeing.
Wellness focused interior design is becoming increasingly attractive, for good reason. Art, aesthetics and wellbeing are intertwined in the creation of a home environment that supports an end goal of a relaxing, balanced space to call home.
Here is a list of aspects to consider for your wellness-focused design vision:
There is a scientific hypothesis that suggests humans have an inherent tendency to seek nature. This has become an entire design style called Biophilic Interior Design which is a movement that incorporates nature into the interiors of homes, restaurants, stores and more. By adding greenery into your home acts as a natural mood booster and can even reduce stress levels while filtering the air.
Valcucine places great emphasis on nature and design. In fact, our factory and headquarters in Italy are housed in glass and situated in the middle of nature to allow continuous inspiration.
Light is an important wellness factor to consider when designing your dream space. Areas that are designed around natural light sources are more likely to aid in productivity, mood enhancement and overall psychological health. This is due to us being in sync with our natural circadian rhythm. In your design, try to use natural light where you can in conjunction with reflective materials such as glass, metals or using lighting that matches natural light. Valcucine Cape Town designs take this natural rhythm into account- the lighting in our pieces are easily manipulated to match the time of day, mood or occasion.
Colour is an extremely powerful influencing factor on how a space makes you feel. Lighter colours can make a room feel larger and brighter while darker colours can make a space feel intimate and inviting. In general colour hues can be broken up into active and passive colours with active colours being bright and hard while passive colours are more neutral and calming. Passive colours are great for designs with a wellness focus to keep the mood calm.
Aromatherapy is by no means a new concept, however, it is an integral part of a wellness routine. Certain scents have a direct impact on our emotional response mechanism. Adding diffuser oils or candles are a great way to form the overall feeling of a room.
Bespoke design pieces that fall in line with your wellness objective is a lovely addition to space. This can take shape in a variety of ways such as joinery separating two rooms, furniture pieces that mirror the overall aesthetic of your home or textural elements that invoke a sense of nature such as stone, wood or glass.
Valcucine kitchens are created at the epicenter where design meets wellness through our well-balanced designs. All of our designs are inspired by nature it’s elements as we aim to reflect that through our craftsmanship and finishes. If you would like to experience these designs, visit our showroom at 117 Strand Street in Cape Town.
Valcucine Cape Town is proud to be part of The Excellence Group who represent like-minded brands in the industry to make it easier for clients to complete their home by working with one company. If you would like to find out more about how we at The Excellence Group can help you, give us a call on 021 035 1737 or send us an email at email@example.com.