Benjamin Aquila: Defining and Promoting Therapeutically Beneficial Interior Design
Shelter benefits mental well-being in a more accessible fashion compared to traditional mental health services in the United States. This benefit can be exaggerated by interior design decisions that reduce stress and provide positive emotional experiences. A review of available literature defines therapeutically beneficial interior design strategies. Relaying these strategies through social media provides an easily available community resource for individuals and organizations to reference when intending to change or create spaces that promote occupants’ mental well-being. Key Words: interiors, interior design, mental well-being, restorative environments, decorating.