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5 Simple Ways To Create A Happy, Healthy Home

November 24, 2020
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Your house has a significant role to play in your mental and physical well-being. It is a place where you can unwind after a long day at work and truly be yourself. Since we’re all spending so much time at home these days, it’s more important than ever to create a living environment that brings a sense of calm and positive effects on your life.

Midfields 2, Sungai Besi by Josh Thompson Interiors

Today, there are plenty of ways you can do to create a happy, healthy home. From filtering out indoor pollutants to adding a touch of greenery, here are some simple tips and tricks that can greatly enhance the feel-good factor and comfort in your home!

1. Let the fresh air in

Indoor air pollution is a problem you can’t see, but one that has harmful consequences on the health of your home. Indoor air can contain microscopic particles (pollutants from pet dander, cleaning supplies, cooking particles, etc) that are invisible to the human eye and can be hazardous to health.

Alam Impian, Setia Alam 2 by Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

One of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality is by ventilating it with clean outdoor air. Open the windows to allow fresh air to come in and flush out indoor air that may be polluted.

Alam Impian, Setia Alam 2 by Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Alternatively, you can also install an air purifier to control odours, chemical vapours and pollutants in your house. When shopping for an air purifier, consider buying a unit that has High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) and activated carbon air filter. HEPA is effective at removing harmful airborne particles as small as bacteria, mould spores, pet dander, dust, and more, while an activated carbon filter can help to eliminate unpleasant odours so your indoor air remains fresh.

Alam Impian, Setia Alam 2 by Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Explore: Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Air Purifier

2. Clear the clutter

Clutter is a glaring culprit of an unhealthy home and mind. The sight of overflowing trash or a mountain of unfolded laundry can increase your stress level and distract your mind. While decluttering and re-organizing might feel like a chore at the moment, you will be amazed at how great you’ll begin to feel when you have a neat and tidy home.

The Havre, Bukit Jalil by Doubble Interior Associates

Depending on the amount of clutter you have, take time to go through your belongings and sort items you would consider keeping, discard items that are no longer useful and organize everything in a way that makes items easy to find. This will save you a lot of time and energy cleaning, tidying up and searching for lost items in the long run.

The Havre, Bukit Jalil by Doubble Interior Associates

3. Bring the outdoors in

Indoor plants can give a positive effect on your wellbeing. They have tons of wellness benefits, from removing toxins from the air to enhancing your mood and creating a living space that is soothing to be in. Plants can also help with loneliness and depression; caring for a living thing gives you a purpose and is rewarding, especially when you see that living thing bloom and thrive.

Sunway Opal, Sunway Damansara by LoHC studio

Interior Firm: LoHC studio

Whether you live in a small apartment, or a large house, adding indoor plants is a great and inexpensive way to jazz up any room. Orchids or aloe vera are great for the bedroom because, as opposed to most plants, they emit oxygen even at night. You can also add smaller succulents or cacti for the home office, snake plant or dracaena for the living room, and herbs for the kitchen for an ultimate wellness kick.

Sunway Opal, Sunway Damansara by LoHC studio

Interior Firm: LoHC studio

Don’t forget about the bathrooms too. Bamboo, ferns, or a philodendron can transform your bathroom into a wellness retreat in an instant!

Explore: Green Is In: 5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants to Decorate With

4. Create a zen corner

We live in a society that’s overworked and overstimulated, and this has a huge effect on our well-being. Our homes are usually the only place where we have a choice of how much stimulation we’re exposed to. Hence, it’s important to set aside a room or a corner in your house without any electronic distractions for mediation or to retreat from your busy life.

Damai Hillpark Residence, Damai Cheras by Considered Design Sdn. Bhd.

You can spruce up this room or corner by adding a few cosy elements such as an armchair, throw pillows, blankets, some scented candles or oil diffuser. You can then use this space to meditate, read or just relax whenever you feel like you need some personal time.

Damai Hillpark Residence, Damai Cheras by Considered Design Sdn. Bhd.

5. Shower your home with sunlight

Natural daylight can provide a tremendous health and wellness boost. Daylight inhibits the production of melatonin, which ensures that we get tired when it gets dark so not getting enough sunlight can negatively affect your body cycle and cause you to feel sleepy earlier in the day.

The Park Residence, Bukit Jalil by Lakar Design & Construction

Ensure that your home receives as much natural light as possible by choosing suitable window treatments that allow light to flood in through the day and make sure there’s no furniture blocking your windows’ line of sight.

The Park Residence, Bukit Jalil by Lakar Design & Construction

If your home doesn't receive enough natural light, you can help by putting up strategically placed mirrors to send light bouncing around the room. You can also paint your walls with light colour schemes such as off-white or cream to cultivate a lighter feel in your home. These simple changes around the house will impact your overall mood and productivity, especially if you are working from home.

The Park Residence, Bukit Jalil by Lakar Design & Construction

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