Well-being Interior Design By Nuria Munoz

Well-being Interior Design is an interior design practice with a mission to elevate the quality of life and promote wellness and happiness indoors where we live, work, learn, heal, and play. This is achieved by applying many disciplines and platforms and using research, technology, and innovative design solutions.

It is key to know that Well-being Interior Design heavily depends on scientific studies and research and cannot achieve its purpose without drawing upon the findings of natural science, human biology, environmental psychology, Biophilia, and ergonomics.

It’s no longer “just an intuition” that our physical and psychological well-being is significantly impacted by our physical environment. Much research has shown that interior conditions impact our respiratory and immune systems, heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety, stress, moods, productivity, creativity, relationships, sleep, and the list goes on. Implementing the appropriate design elements is capable of supporting not only the highest quality of life but also supporting people in their healing and recovery from emotional and physical illness.

Why Now?

Every study points out the importance of nature to our health and wellness. Since the industrial revolution in the 1800s, we’ve started spending more time indoors detached from nature, the source of our well-being. We will never be truly healthy, satisfied, or fulfilled if we live apart and alienated from the environment from which we evolved” – Stephen Kellert, Professor of Social Ecology at Yale University and pioneer of the Theory of Biophilia.

In modern and developed societies, we spend 90% of our time indoors. Issues and illnesses like insomnia, allergies, stress, depression, and anxiety are on the rise. Well-being Design examines how nature positively impacts health and wellness and uses the most impactful design elements and technology to recreate this environment indoors.

In addition to nature, human beings need an emotionally healthy environment to thrive. Well-being Interior Design examines the individual and collective psychological needs, from self-expression and belonging to connection and satisfaction, and creates the ideal conditions that help people flourish.

High-performance organizations have figured this out, as they can attest that healthier employees meant more productivity and prosperity for the organization as a whole. These positive gains have generated changes in the commercial construction and design industry as the demand grows for designs and products that support the health and wellness of business environments.

 The residential industry, however, is a bit behind in this area. We still talk about form & function and color of the year but are missing the critical dimensions that improve the quality of our lives and strive for higher states of well-being.

Which is the actual situation of well-being Interior Design in the Residential Industry?

Most current homes are not planned with well-being in mind and not only fail to support current life demands to contribute to emotional or physical malaise. 

Today, we need a home design that addresses contemporary challenges; stress, social isolation, loneliness, inactive habits, alienation from nature, aging, ADHD, climate change, pollution…

Which is the solution?

By understanding the impact of the surrounding environments on the physical and psychological aspects of the human being, well-being interior designers co-create positive places that respond to the needs of each individual and group whether functional/physical, aesthetical, emotional, intellectual, mental, or spiritual.

The impact can be immediate bringing joy to people as soon as they step into a room, helping people start and maintain healthy habits, improving family ties and intimacy, helping increase focus, productivity, and creativity, and helping people relax and have a deep and restful sleep.

For specific issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, SAD, ASD, mobility issues, aging, etc., this mindful design can provide a supportive environment that nurtures and promote ease, healing, and recovery.

By working with a well-being designer specialized in BIOPHILIC DESIGN  you will…

  • Create more welcoming and homely spaces adapted to your and your family’s needs
  • Enhance the wellness of the people living in physical, practical, and emotional ways. 
  • Shape an aesthetically balanced nice space
  • Create more restorative spaces that can alleviate stress levels
  • Apply easily tailor-made interior design
  • Improve mood through your creations
  • Get a greater sense of vitality
  • Reinforce nature – connectedness
  • Enhance concentration 
  • Reduce stress
  • Gain better sleep quality
  • Create more sustainable spaces 


Well-being Interior Design By Nuria Munoz

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