How Design creates Good Feelings
Let me share with you why the person in your office that's closest to the window is the healthiest and more than likely, the happiest. Natural daylight isn’t just a trend or a sustainable move in design, it's a benefit to your health. There is a reason why the corner office is so attractive to us. Our bodies crave it. There is a biophysical effect that is impacted by the amount of natural daylight you receive throughout the day.
Top 5 Reasons to encourage Natural Light into your space:
It is important for Vitamin D production.
Exposure to natural light reduces anxiety, stress and blood sugar.
Plants are natural air filters for our space, both interior and exterior. They create Oxygen! We need oxygen to stay alive. Most plants need natural light to thrive indoors. It’s a give-give relationship. Seriously consider adding plants once you allow daylight into your space.
If you get Natural Light into your space, chances are you also have a good view of what the weather is like outside. If you are aware of what the environment is doing- you won’t feel like you missed out in life. The autumn colors, the spring birds, slow winter or sunny summer. Most of us miss the entire year because we're so disconnected from Nature. Our interior space has the same weather all year long at a stable 71 degrees- regardless of what Mother Nature is up to. This disconnect makes us feel like we're stuck in rat-race, an endless cycle of mundane living that leads to loads of unhappiness.