If you're a new reader or a longer term supporter, welcome to the refreshed Happybeams Blog! Thank you so much for visiting - I just wanted to write a short post about why I decided to give my site an update and what's new on the blog, very fittingly at the start of the new year and new decade!
I actually began writing the occasional blog post back in 2016, before I had any of my own design projects to talk about but I quickly found a love for writing and sharing my thoughts on quite frankly anything (sometimes tenuously) related to interiors. Fast forward a few years, I have real life projects I can share, a clearer sense of my own design style and a new interest in the relationship between design & wellbeing. So it felt like a really good time for me to dip back into the world of blogging and share some ideas and inspiration that will hopefully be helpful to you, and I hope will have a positive impact on your wellbeing at home too.
At the end of last year I turned 30 and with my life not exactly where I thought it might be, my mental wellbeing has become much more of a priority for this year. I have always been extremely interested in psychology (I mean, I did get a degree in it!), how individuals and different cultures pursue happiness or a sense of calm, and this combined with my passion for interior design over the last few years has ignited a fascination in how our homes can help with our mental and physical wellbeing.
After all, I named my design business 'Happybeams Interiors' because I felt there isn't yet a term to describe the feeling you get when you walk into a space and have a physiological reaction, be it a sense of relaxation, motivation, comfort or intrigue. We talk about 'fluttery hearts' and 'gut feelings', so I think it's absolutely possible to create interiors that give the home owner a rush of 'happybeams' when they get back from a long day. What do you think?
I should point out that by no means am I suggesting our homes can 'cure' or provide a quick fix for an individual's mental health struggles, however I do believe that a well designed home, or even corner of your home, could provide a real sense of comfort, relaxation or focus. With the external pressures or stress that we feel day to day, taking our homes from simply a place of function, to keep us safe & warm, to allowing them to be somewhere that makes us feel as positive as possible can surely only be a good thing.
So on this blog, I hope you'll find plenty of inspiration for your homes looking at all the senses not just the aesthetics. We'll be considering aspects such as lifestyle, personality, organisation, fragrance, space, texture and the seasons, so if you are looking for what's on trend or generic room schemes I'm afraid to say this probably isn't the place for you.
I'm really excited to be regularly featuring fellow bloggers in guest posts to discuss their expertise in fields such as decluttering, essential oils, coping with a renovation and feng shui. And I'll also be sharing design glossaries, checklists and product reviews to help with the more practical side of home design to hopefully keep the process enjoyable for you & your family. Of course, if the blog only gets you so far and you'd like to find out how I could help with your own design project you can check out my design services here.
That just leaves me to say, if there is anything in particular you'd like to see on the blog, or if you have an idea you'd like to discuss then please do get in touch on email@example.com - I'd love to hear from you!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the newly refreshed Happybeams Interiors 'Home Wellbeing Blog'. I really hope you enjoy what else I have planned, and if you think a friend would like then it I'd really appreciate it if you hit the share button.
Take care of yourself,