It's no secret that your environment can have a direct impact on your overall well-being. New York City-based architectural designer Carolyn DiCarlo, who strives to incorporate wellness into her projects, shares her top tips for crafting an inviting home that can have positive effects on your lifestyle.
众所周知，环境对人体健康有着直接影响 。纽约市的建筑设计师Carolyn DiCarlo致力于将健康融入到室内设计，她分享了一些可以对您的生活方式产生积极影响的家居建议 。
1) Carve Out a Relaxing Nook
It's important to balance a busy schedule with sufficient downtime. For that reason, DiCarlo suggests designing an area in your home that's reserved for reading or even meditating. "When you have a safe place, you can be comfortable and effective in the world," she says.
在忙碌的日常工作和足够的休息时间之间取得平衡非常重要 。因此，DiCarlo建议在家中设计一处专门用于阅读甚至是冥想的'小天地' 。"当你拥有安全之所时，你会觉得一切都变得舒适、有效，"她说道 。
2) Embrace Nature
According DiCarlo, embracing nature in your home goes beyond just incorporating greenery into your space. "There is nothing more de-stressing than sinking into the rhythms of nature," she says. "This might mean orienting areas in a room based on the time of day when the best light hits." For instance, it might be helpful to design a reading nook exactly where the sunlight tends to pour in from behind you when reading.
DiCarlo表示，屋内的自然元素可不止是绿植 。"没有什么比沉浸在大自然的节奏中更能舒缓压力的事情了，"她说道 。"这可能意味着根据阳光的最佳照射时间进行屋内设计 。"比如，背后有阳光洒落的地方应该设计为阅读区 。
3) Avoid Feeling Confined
The best way to avoid feeling like a prisoner in your own home is to take advantage of your windows. Keep windows clean and pay close attention to where seating is placed in your home. "It's good to sit near a window," DiCarlo says.
如何避免'笼中困兽'之感的产生？利用窗户！擦亮窗户、注意屋内座位的位置 。"靠近窗户坐就很不错，"DiCarlo说道 。
4) Aim for Good Circulation
The flow of circulation is crucial in a home. "Move furniture around to free up the circulation flow and encourage lingering by creating places to pause," DiCarlo says. If you are designing a new home, opt for wide corridors to allow for easy movement between rooms. Decorating with books and plants can also encourage relaxed interactions, which DiCarlo finds to be "psychologically beneficial, as well as give you more places to hang out."
屋内的通风很重要 。"家具摆放的位置不能阻碍空气流通，留出空地可促进空气循环，"DiCarlo说道 。设计新房子时，每间屋子都应留出一条宽宽的过道，方便走动 。用书和绿植进行装饰也能令人放松心情，DiCarlo认为这是"心理上有益的，同时还能提供更多的休闲区域 。"
5) Pay Attention to Materials
For a more inviting home atmosphere, selecting furniture material wisely can make a major difference. "Materials like marble and wood feel good to the touch," DiCarlo says. However, metals, granite, and glass can be "too rough, harsh or just annoying."
想要家庭环境更温馨？明智选择家具的材料会产生重大影响 。"大理石和木头等材料触感极佳，"DiCarlo说道 。但金属、花岗岩和玻璃可能会显得"过于粗糙、刺耳或令人厌烦 。"