Creating a home that supports our emotional regulation is one of the most important reasons for this book project. The world is a crazy place and in many ways being slightly crazed is a healthy sign that you are noticing and feeling all that is going on. But when we return to our homes ideally we can safely recharge, regroup and restore our nervous systems so that we can engage in the world from a calm and healthy place. We want, in what trauma-informed research refers to as, to be able to stay within our window of tolerance.
There are many ways interior design can support this. Furniture, colours, textures, lighting, layout and more.
I’ll explore this in my upcoming book.
Trauma-informed Design (TiD) is an emerging concept that has not yet achieved a unified definition.