There’s no such thing as “the average household.” Now, more than ever, homeowners are designing homes and redesigning spaces that support long-term goals and overall well-being. These are some of the ways this trend is emerging.
Focus on the home, and feeling content in our homes, has never been more pronounced. An impressive 96 percent of homeowners say it’s important to feel happy in their homes and that their homes enable them to feel comfortable and relaxed, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Marvin. This sheds light on another important focus at the forefront of home trends: well-being. Creative solutions are emerging where the home and well-being converge—in everything from lifestyle to home design to the structure of living environments.
Well-being manifests itself in many ways within the home, from thoughtfully designed spaces for accessibility to residences meant to be forever homes for multiple generations. The following examples highlight well-being trends being embraced by homeowners to support well-being—whatever that means for them.
Nature in Design
Designs continue to be rooted in nature, as people seek to ‘bring the outside in’ through biophilia and the artful inclusion of nature elements in indoor spaces. The additions of greenery, natural materials like stone and wood, and nature-inspired shapes, patterns and symmetry.
Spaces Designed for Self Care
Homes that are designed (or redesigned) to inspire healthy living, a happy outlook, and a respite from the chaos of life. Physical, mental, and social well-being take a front seat and are realized in creative ways, from a kitchen engineered to inspire healthy eating and a no-excuses fitness space, or a place to escape for a few moments of relaxation.
Not only does light make us feel better, but light exposure also plays an important role in a healthy sleep/wake cycle and how daylight affects our inherent circadian rhythms: physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.
There are countless ways that well-being can be interpreted, though patterns emerge across homes, with attention to ample light, fresh air, and inspiring views of nature. With more time spent in the home than ever before, we can’t wait to see how well-being continues to manifest in the home in creative ways.
Article adapted by Windows & Doors By Brownell from Marvin.com blog post “Well-Being Trends in the Home”