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Designing for Wellness: Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Space

Jana Bocobo

Designing for Wellness: Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Space

In today's fast-paced world, creating a space that fosters mindfulness and tranquillity is more important than ever. People are seeking ways to find calm, reduce stress, and practice mindfulness. An emerging trend in interior design is creating spaces that promote relaxation, presence, and an overall sense of wellbeing. 

Mindful design goes beyond aesthetics. It's about intentionally crafting an environment that supports relaxation, reduces stress, and promotes a sense of balance. Here's how to incorporate mindfulness into your space.


Embrace Nature's Embrace

  1. Organic Materials: Opt for furniture and decor made from natural materials like jute, wood, stone, and bamboo. These elements create a calming, grounded atmosphere. Double's new range of jute rugs offers a wide variety of durable, earthy bases for both indoor and outdoor areas, or those in between like patios – where nature and interiors bleed into one. 
  2. Natural Light: Maximise natural light with strategically placed windows. Sunlight boosts our mood and regulates our sleep-wake cycle.
  3. Biophilic Design: Fill your space with plants. Studies show that greenery reduces stress and improves concentration.


Checkered Brown New Jute Rug


Craft a Calming Canvas

  1. Colour Psychology: Utilise colours that promote peace and serenity. Soft blues, greens, and neutrals from Double's palette create a tranquil environment, while pops of vibrant hues can add a touch of energy in specific areas. Our wider range of colourways allows you to find the perfect rug to fit your home's desired look and feel.
  2. Declutter for Clarity: Clutter bombards the senses and contributes to feelings of being overwhelmed. Regularly declutter and ensure surfaces are clear to promote a sense of calm. Find proper storage solutions to keep the clutter at bay.


Peace Olive Vegan Shearling Rug


Design for Your Senses

  1. Textured Touches: Introduce a variety of textures through rugs, throws, and pillows to engage the senses and add depth. Double's high-pile Shag rugs offer a retro-inspired tactile experience, while their cosy cotton feel textures provide softness underfoot. Explore our range of materials for a multi-textured look that delights the touch.
  2. Soothing Sounds: Incorporate calming sounds like nature recordings or water features to create a peaceful ambiance, especially in areas of work like offices or study nooks.
  3. Aromatherapy: Diffuse essential oils with mood-enhancing properties like lavender for relaxation or citrus for a burst of energy.


Poncho Bone Shag Rug


Create a Dedicated Mindfulness Zone

  1. The Meditation Nook: Carve out a quiet corner for meditation practice. Add a comfortable rug, a small table for candles or incense, and keep it free from distractions. Double’s neutral or cool-toned rugs are good options to introduce to a calming, zen space. 
  2. The Reading Retreat: Designate a space for mindful reading with a comfy armchair, good lighting, and a bookshelf filled with inspiring reads. Set a cosy rug, like Double’s cotton feel options, as the base of the space – allowing you to recede back into rest and a good book.


Poncho Steel Blue Shag Rug


Mindfulness is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Designing for mindfulness is an ongoing process. Experiment, find what works for you, and personalise your space to reflect your well-being journey. By incorporating these elements, you can transform your home into a haven for peace, focus, and a renewed sense of self. One intentional design element at a time.

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