What Is Wellness Architecture? Home Design That Promotes Healthy Living

“No other forecast is based on the perspectives of so many wellness experts, from renowned economists, academics, or futurists to the heads of global hospitality, spa, and beauty brands,” Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO, said of the conference. “And it makes for a powerfully collective, global, and informed set of predictions.”

Let’s take a closer look at wellness architecture, a design philosophy that’s all about designing buildings for human health.


This type of design is all about how your home affects you mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, says Julie Coraccio, the organizing guru at Reawaken Your Brilliance.

You can introduce these ideas one room at a time. For example, try a standing desk in a home office (standing requires more energy than sitting, and it helps you maintain good posture). Or think about a kitchen that helps you make healthier meals, a bathroom that allows you to recover from exercise, or a bedroom that promotes sounder sleep, says Jamie Gold, a wellness design consultant and author.

And wellness architecture doesn’t have to be expensive. Yes, some solutions require a full-on renovation, but there are also less expensive changes you can make in your home that will help improve your health.

Ready for serenity now? Here are some ways to incorporate wellness architecture into your home.

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