Tips for Designing a Wellness Room for the Home or Office
In recent years, people have placed more emphasis on work-life balance. This is the idea that your life outside of work is just as important as your life while “on the clock.”
With that in mind, many workplaces have begun looking for ways to promote their staff’s overall wellness. One such way is equipping workplaces with a space called a “wellness room.”
What Is a Wellness Room?
A wellness room is a space designed to promote an individual’s overall wellness, emphasizing their mental and emotional well-being. The goal of a wellness room is to provide a peaceful space away from one’s workstation where one can mentally reset.
The beauty of this idea is that you can incorporate it into almost any workplace, even if you work at home. We’ve compiled these tips for designing a wellness room for the home or office to promote wellness for every worker.
Opt for Soothing Color Palettes
There’s no doubt that color plays a strong role in people’s moods and emotions. For example, warm colors, like red and orange, promote energy and activity. Since a wellness room is a calming space, it’s best to pick colors that are calm, soothing, or neutral, such as:
Remember that this space should feel separate from the rest of the workspace. So if your office has a color scheme, give your wellness room a different one.
Many employees find themselves surrounded by electronics day in and day out. As you consider your paint colors, consider investing in a layer of emf-blocking paint under your normal paint coat. This will add another level of tranquility to the space.
Light also has a significant influence on our mood and energy levels. For example, overexposure to fluorescent and other types of harsh lighting can trigger migraines and exasperate anxiety, so avoid them in a wellness room.
Gentler light sources are typically the best choice for wellness lighting. Also, dimmer switches allow employees to determine how bright they want their space.
According to scientific studies, plants and other greenery can help reduce stress, thus improving our mood. That’s one of the reasons so many offices opt to incorporate them. Adding plants, especially ones with calming scents, may be a welcome addition to your wellness space.
If you’re worried about allergens in your wellness room, there are options beyond real plants. Fake plants can offer some mood-boosting benefits. And if you add an essential oil diffuser to the space, you can still incorporate the smell of flowers.
Work-life balance is crucial for all employees. That’s why ECOS Paints is here to help you design a wellness room for your home or office with our stunning collection of non-toxic* paints.
*Non-toxic - Conforms to ASTM-D4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.