It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Take the stress out of the holiday season with a focus on self-care. You don’t have to travel to a spa to meet your self-care need. Adding wellness design features into your home can support your emotional and physical well-being year-round. Keep in mind that our physical health depends highly on our mental health and therefore, we create many of our designs with the goal of reducing stress, encouraging joy, and improving one’s overall mental state.
Wellness Benefits of Nature
Nature is essential to our optimal well-being. Many studies have demonstrated nature’s ability to calm our nervous system, reduce stress, enhance the immune system, improve sleep quality, and increase general overall well-being.
First impressions matter. The entryway should feel light and airy. It’s the opportunity to welcome and entice prospective buyers to enter and see more. The entrance helps provide a smooth transition from the outside and can help make a buyer feel at ease. From the first step inside, we want the buyer to experience how enjoyable it might be to live in this new home.
Opportunity to Organize
Showing prospective buyers they could decompress from the outside and providing a place to drop their concerns, literally and figuratively, is important. It helps to reassure the buyer that everyone has the potential for clutter and needs storage and organizational solutions. Further, we know that staying organized lowers cortisol levels—the body’s primary stress hormone. Therefore, we merchandise to highlight mudrooms, drop zones, closets, and other storage options. All of this works in conjunction to reduce buyers’ stress and improve their mental and physical health.
The kitchen is one of the more emotional spaces in a home and is often the centerpiece of the model. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to merchandise this room that can feel health-promoting and pleasing. From the use of organic materials to accentuating natural light to using energy-efficient appliances, the kitchen can and should be a place that inspires wellness. A place that makes you want to connect with family and friends and eat healthily. Because really, who wants to eat junk food in a kitchen this pretty?
Breathing in the Positive
We know that nature in design and incorporating the outdoors in the interiors are health-promoting on a variety of levels. To facilitate these benefits in our models, we use organic, natural materials when possible. We often incorporate biophilia with our furniture, art, and finish selections. Simple touches like the stylish waves in wallpaper can evoke a sense of water while natural stains feel warm and hand-crafted. All subtle wellness cues in your model home.
Savoring the Personal
Designing and merchandising a home that will help the homeowner believe they can live a healthy lifestyle looks different for everyone. Therefore, we try to show a variety of lifestyle activities from the gourmet kitchen, to self-care spaces for relaxation to flexible spaces where one can exercise at home. Through creative merchandising, we can create dreams of a life where the buyer can live their healthiest lifestyle.
Health and Beauty
If done correctly, interior design and merchandising can and should be lovely and healthy. Approaching designs with the goal of creating spaces that will not only inspire dreams of homeownership but also help motivate a healthier and happier life is the definition of being beautiful inside and out.
Contact us to see how designing for wellness in model homes’ can help alleviate holiday stress today’s buyer. We design and merchandise model homes that elicit dreams of home ownership, set our client’s product apart from the competition, and help homes sell.