5 Ways to Create a Healthier Home

The start of any healthy lifestyle begins at home, and when it’s where most people spend the majority of their time, why not make it a space you can thrive in? You can improve your own health and wellbeing by implementing these tips and tricks to the space in which you live.   


1. Introduce Some Greenery

While plants are beautiful to look at and are a great addition to any home, there are actual proven health benefits to bringing elements of the outdoors inside. Coined as the “biophilia principle”, simply being around aspects of nature have shown to support cognitive function, physical health and psychological wellbeing. For those who lack a green thumb, start by bringing in plants that are easy to care for. Succulents and pothos are an excellent first choice as they don’t need to be watered frequently.


2. Declutter Your Space

Having a messy space can make existing peacefully in your home that much harder, which is why it’s important to declutter on a regular basis. You don’t have to go at it alone either — make it a fun day for everyone and invite a few friends or family members to help you tackle the chore. By clearing away any excess clutter, it’ll allow you to be more productive, and thus making it easier to navigate your day. 


3. Switch Up Your Window Treatments

Windows can help to open up any space by allowing more light in, but not if your treatments are standing in the way. Try switching out your old curtains for ones that are lighter to create a breezier atmosphere. For a fun twist, use suncatcher decals on your windows to project a rainbow into any room. Letting a bit of natural light in is a quick and easy way to boost your mood, and set a positive tone for the rest of your day.


4. Air Purification

You may not realize it, but the air you breathe could potentially be harmful to your health. Concerns about air pollutants have been on the rise in recent years, and experts have been trying to find ways to combat this growing problem. We may be years away from a permanent solution, but you can take some steps to make your home more comfortable. Air purifiers with a HEPA filter are a great way to filter out major pollutants from the air, as well as any mold or allergens that may be lingering around. 


5. Let the Fresh Air In

The benefits of fresh air are endless, from improving your mood to strengthening your immune systems. For those who may not get as much time outdoors, cracking open the windows in your home to let in a warm breeze can do a lot more for your overall health than you think. While it’s not a replacement for spending time outside, it’s an easy solution you can implement immediately.


While our homes are the perfect place to lounging around and unwind, one of the best parts about living at Coastal Point are all of the great amenities in the area to take advantage of and enjoy.