This week we’re taking a moment to appreciate the importance of intelligent interior design solutions that help create spaces to relax and unwind. Thankfully, mental health and wellbeing has been thrown in the spotlight in recent years and as a result, taking time for yourself is becoming more commonly recognised as an absolute necessity.

In such a fast-paced world, we’re constantly on the move, constantly connected and expectations in the workplace and socially are at an all time high. In order to be the most productive and happiest versions of ourselves it is crucial we take time for ourselves to relax, release stress and recharge. This is where the roles of interior designers comes into play.

Interior architecture is the balancing of art together with the science of designing an interior space taking into account all elements of the build process. It takes careful consideration and immaculate design to create places that help to improve human wellness.

Whether in a spa, gym or even a break-out space in a commercial setting – evidence based design can be used to create well conceived physical spaces. The evidence based design includes many different design factors, that together provide longterm benefits for the end users of the space. We’ve mentioned it in our previous blog posts and utilise it in all of our projects – colour, lighting, acoustics, air quality and furnishings can have a measurable impact on the users wellbeing and experience of the environment.

There is significant value brought to any project where the interior architecture promotes the wellbeing of the user. The enjoyment and ease of use of a space will increase occupancy and occupier satisfaction. If a gym is designed in a way where users can feel empowered whilst being able to navigate the space easily then members are more likely to commit to longer memberships.

Spa’s have to be aesthetically relaxing, fresh and intimate whilst considering factors like lighting, acoustics, and layout. Contrasts in areas helps to divide up the functionality of such a space – mood lighting for private relaxation rooms, clean and bright areas for treatments and natural light in places that promote energy or activity.

We believe in creating places for you that work for you. A place for relaxation should be a stress-free experience from the moment you step in the building. It is the interior designer’s job to make sure that you get the very best time-out!