Give Your Home a Wellness Makeover: Just in Time for Sleep Week

Friday, March 8, 2019

Once thought of as a trend, wellness has taken its rightful place as an important aspect of interior design, its goal is to improve our health, mind, and well-being. What better time than now to incorporate it into your spring cleaning so you’re ready for the summer months to come? Sleepletics, the new online retailer that has just launched Celliant Performance Sheets, which are determined to be a general wellness product by the FDA, is understandably all about wellness. They have consulted the experts and come up with the following advice about how to bring it to interiors just in time for Sleep Awareness Week, March 10 - 16.

There’s More To It Than Decluttering
Decluttering is an excellent way to start, and most necessary, but don’t stop there. There are many more things to do, most focusing on the seven elements noted by KGA Studio Architects, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado: air, water, light, fitness, comfort, nourishment, and mind.

Among their many solutions are the following:
  • Air – Use a built-in central air-purifying system, low-VOC products, and hardwood rather than carpeted floors.
  • Water – Install a shower filtration system that reduces exposure to chlorine and other harmful chemicals.
  • Light – Use as much natural light as possible; install adjustable color temperature light bulbs throughout the home to help improve energy, mood, and productivity.
  • Fitness – Create an area for exercising, even if only large enough for a yoga mat.
  • Comfort – Reserve an area for reading, meditating, being alone with one’s thoughts.
  • Nourishment – Make it easy to eat well with a well-organized kitchen and spacious work area.
  • Mind – Provide space for interaction with friends and family.

Start With A Good Night’s Sleep
One way to help ensure a good night’s sleep is with the right bed linens. Celliant Performance Sheets from Sleepletics are luxurious, sateen-weave sheets that are clinically tested and as indicated, an FDA-determined general wellness product.  The Celliant mineral-infused yarns return infrared energy back to your body while you sleep; naturally increasing blood flow to your muscles and improving local circulation. Soft and comfortable too, they promote restful sleep and increase energy and stamina. They’ll make you feel beautiful, as well as energized, rarin’ to go to get your house in order.

Two Designers’ Views
Kate Singer, of Kate Singer Home, a Long Island, New York-based interior designer says, “My idea of wellness in interior design is creating a nurturing, peaceful home that reflects the personal style, taste, and desires of the homeowner. It should be a place that produces that ‘ahhh’ feeling, as well as peace of mind, body, and soul.”

She says factoring in wellness is high on her clients’ lists, with “organic, clean-lined, less fussy furnishings, a more minimalist approach, with the opportunity for better organization and less clutter; home gyms, yoga studios and meditation rooms and of course, a master bedroom that is ultra-calming, conducive to a peaceful, rejuvenating night’s sleep. The right bed layered with luxurious linens in coordinating tones and textures helps to create that.”

“I always strive for a connection with the outdoors,” she continues, mentioning “peaceful gardens with water features and landscapes with pool and spa or hot tub.”

“When designing in the city, it’s a bit different. Her clients want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and ask for a soothing, serene escape.”

From Houston, Texas, designer John Phifer Marrs says, “Light, bright and extremely clean top my list of requirements for a healthy home!” He recommends vacuuming curtains and upholstery, preferably using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate absorber (HEPA) filter, which as defined by the US Department of Energy, is designed to remove 99.97 percent of airborne particles.

To help ensure wellness, the designer likes to create master bedrooms that are places “of refuge and peace.” Multiple window treatments such as translucent shades along with lined drapes allow for multiple levels of light control, the drapes also help to keep the room quiet, and of course, all light fixtures need dimmers. “I rarely use large vibrant patterns and much prefer softer neutrals, which are more relaxing. And last, bedside reading lamps are a must,” says Marrs.

Also important to Marrs is to:
  • Open the windows and let in the fresh air and sunshine.  This, of course, depends on your location. But note that according to Environmental Protection Agency studies, indoor air is generally two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
  • Cover heavy-looking/feeling sofa upholstery with linen slipcovers.
  • Roll up heavy rugs and put them in storage.
  • Clean and polish the floors and leave them bare. 
In a nutshell, adds Marrs, “Clean, dust, polish and simplify … you’re off to a great start.”

Of course, Celliant Sheets bring wellness home without any effort and let you rest, while they work to restore your body.   

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats!! Nice article! Beautifully laid out!


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