Author: Becky Hirt

The benefits of using natural materials at home

The benefits of using natural materials at home

I love using natural materials as part of an interior design for wellbeing. Materials such as wood, stone and cork can be better for our health than their synthetic equivalents; they create a general sense of wellbeing, and are often better for the environment. They 

How to create a sanctuary at home

How to create a sanctuary at home

During the current coronavirus crisis we’re being forced to get more of our needs met by our living space, rather than seeking fulfilment in the outside world. Interior design for wellbeing has never been more important. As our homes become workplaces, we need them to 

How to make your home more eco-friendly in 2020

How to make your home more eco-friendly in 2020

I’m not a big follower of interior trends because I think they just encourage us to buy (and waste) more. But there is one theme permeating the interiors world right now that I am paying attention to, and that’s sustainability. I don’t even like to 

Interior design for wellbeing

Interior design for wellbeing

I’m a great believer in the importance of designing homes that feel good as well as look good. But that’s easy to say – what does interior design for wellbeing mean in practice? Designing for wellbeing Your living space is an extension of your emotional 

Why interior design can help you beat the winter blues

Why interior design can help you beat the winter blues

Years ago when I was working for a charity we ran a gruelling event on the other side of the world. Every day started with a team meeting at 7am in a windowless office, and we’d be on the go until the early hours of 

How to keep clutter under control and why it matters

How to keep clutter under control and why it matters

Do you sometimes feel that you are drowning in clutter? Having too much stuff in your home can definitely ruin the look of your living space, but did you know that it can also have a big impact on your mental health? When life is 

How to keep your interiors footprint light

How to keep your interiors footprint light

To me, a home that feels good is one that does good as well. It’s one that creates a healthy space for you and anyone else that you live with, and doesn’t cause unnecessary harm to the planet or to other people in the process. 

What does your home say about you?

What does your home say about you?

Our homes are not just living spaces, but emotional spaces. They express a whole load of conscious and unconscious truths about ourselves (I know, it’s scary!) I’ve always believed this and it informs the way I approach shaping my own home as well as those 

5 ways to connect with nature in your home

5 ways to connect with nature in your home

As human beings, we have a basic need to be connected to the natural world. Study after study has confirmed that when we spend time in nature our well-being increases and there are measurable effects on our minds and bodies. From our immune systems to 

Why your home space is your head space

Why your home space is your head space

Okay, I admit it. I’ve fallen under the spell of Marie Kondo as much as anyone else. I raced through her Netflix series, Tidying Up, which has been attracting crazy amounts of attention since it was released. And I’d already read her bestselling book, The