Your environment can be restorative…Our goal is to design the most effective living, healing and working environments.
Creating a space of wellness is about making space for nurturing and supporting yourself, especially in today’s fast-paced world.
“It was reported that adult patients hospitalized for severe depression in a Canadian hospital had shorter stays if they were assigned to sunny rooms rather than rooms that were always in the shade.” (Beauchemin and Hays, 1996)
In the workplace, there are many ways to create a space of wellness. Nature can help people to be less affected by day-to-day pressure at work. It has the power to reduce the negative effects of stress.
Those who reported working in environments that were light and spacious had higher levels of well-being, motivation, productivity and creativity. – Human Spaces Report
People’s reactions to interior environments are critical to the success of every type of space. Colour, texture, lighting, furnishings and finishes all contribute to creating an environment that supports well-being.
Ministry of Calm recently conducted a survey about “What your space reveals about you”. Needless to say, we were intrigued as we are always looking to create healthier and happier spaces for our clients!
“Poorly designed, cluttered spaces are negative and destructive forces in our lives, draining rather than supporting us. Beautiful, calming and uplifting spaces can enhance our lives and improve our wellbeing.” – Helen Sanderson, Ministry of Calm Founder
Here’s a quick snapshot of the results:
• A massive 99% of you said that changing your space can effect how you feel
• Nearly 79% of you said it was very important that your space supported your well-being
Another survey in the US found 40% of people agreeing that natural greenery within their indoor environment made them feel calmer and more relaxed. –American Housing Survey for the United States. US Department of Housing and Urban Development and US Department of Commerce.
Check out some tips for creating a space that will nurture your mind, body and soul.
“A study of patients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, suggested that adding large colour nature pictures and recorded nature sounds to a shower room lessened stress and cut incidents of agitated aggressive behavior.” (Whall et al. 1997)
Discover how we transformed a senior’s residence to improve well-being in our Villa Colombo Press Release: