Wooden furniture: a proven way to improve mental health and well-being
We all know how good it feels to come home to a tidy and well-organised house. Our mood is immediately lifted, we feel calm and relaxed. Did you know that the way you decorate your home can actually have a significant impact on your mental health and well-being?
The way we design and furnish our homes can make or break our physical and mental health.
Choosing furniture and decor that promote relaxation and positive energy is one of the most important factors in creating a healthy home environment. And one of the best ways to do this is by incorporating wooden furniture into your home.
Wooden furniture has a natural ability to make us feel relaxed and rested in its proximity. The graininess and texture of wood has a grounding effect, which helps to centre our emotions and relieve anxiety. In a study in which individuals ‘touched wood’ for stress relief, it was found that individuals who touched wood had significantly lower levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) than when they touched other materials such as marble, stainless steel or tiles.
Incorporating wood furniture into our homes can help create a more positive and uplifting environment. The natural beauty of wood brings a sense of nature into the interior, which can help to enhance our mood and well-being.
Wood helps to improve the quality of life
Another study, in the Journal of Environment Psychology, found that people who live in rooms with wooden furniture and finishes are significantly more satisfied with their lives than those who do not.
So if you’re looking for ways to improve your mental health and well-being, consider incorporating wooden furniture into your home. It could be the best decision of your life!
Helping you create a healthy home environment
LaVida Oriental Heritage’s selection of high quality, sustainably harvested or recycled wood furniture and home accessories can help you enhance the ambience of your home. With a wide range of exotic solid woods, bamboo, mimosa and other fantastic materials, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for you.
If you’re looking for effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety, or simply want to improve your overall quality of life and recharge your home with positive energy, investing in quality wooden furniture can be a great solution for you.
We hope you’re inspired to bring some beautiful wooden furniture into your home! If you have any questions or would like help choosing the perfect piece, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help!