In recent years, there has been a significant increase in awareness of how our well-being is inherently linked to many aspects of the world around us – what we eat, how much we exercise, how we factor relaxation into our daily routines, and how much sleep we get. And Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up has climbed bestseller lists all over the world as people have embraced the awareness that clutter has a negative effect on our state of mind.
However, it is now time to turn our attention to the effect that the design of our indoor spaces is having on our well-being. With humans increasingly spending up to 90% of their lives indoors, there is a growing body of scientific evidence showing that how we design our spaces has a direct impact on us psychologically and physically, and therefore on our overall health, happiness and well-being.
At Nicola Holden Designs, we take a holistic approach to our designs, consciously using specific design elements known to encourage creativity, peace and happiness. Drawing on a combination of colour psychology, biophilic design and the aesthetics of joy we create homes that are conceived and moulded in a way that promotes good health; a dynamic play on colour, pattern, texture and shape that is designed for the senses.