The future trends of wellbeing spaces

The steady growth of the wellness and wellbeing economy is now worth approximately £4.4 trillion – with an annual growth rate of 10 percent each year. It’s no surprise then, that wellness is here to stay, which is exactly what we all need to hear, considering that the 2023 Global Wellness Economy Monitor Report found that three-quarters of adults say their stress levels have increased over the past year.

Pilates equipment room- Picture by Freya Yang Yang- Kai interiors Hackney
Photo by Freya Yang Yang
Woman playing tennis aerial view- Photo by Renith R- Kai interiors Hackney
Photo by Renith R
Woman in yoga position surrounded by nature- Photo by Jaspinder Singh-unsplash- Kai interiors Hackney
Photo by Jaspinder Singh | Unsplash
Close up of woman having a facial- Photo by Dominique Rivas- Kai interiors Hackney
Photo by Dominique Rivas-

Improving people's lives through interior design

When it comes to wellbeing, our designers are continuously curious as to how we can better improve peoples’ lives through the spaces they enjoy. Whether you’re into yoga, pilates, swimming or spin, there’s a huge amount of diversity, choice, and innovation in the wellness marketplace. Our skillset as interior designers transfers over to this space because we really focus on customer experience and the journey the customer goes on within the space we design.

As a team we are continuously exploring what trends are about to roll out in the industry and how we can make them a reality in a project, ensuring the best a budget can stretch to. For example we can work on clever ways to maximise space which can in turn increase potential revenue. We can also bring our interior design knowledge to elevate a wellbeing interior and factor in the more current trends within this sector.

As a result of working in the wellbeing sector and researching upcoming trends we’ve uncovered that the future of studios and spaces are likely to have a focus on creating inclusive, adaptable and science-based environments that promote holistic wellbeing. For example, a yoga studio won’t just be a yoga studio, it will have elements that support the mental and emotional elements of a person’s wellbeing, as well as the physical.

Collaboration between interior designers and architects

There’s also a growing emphasis on using architecture and design to create spaces that are more accessible and less intimidating. This can be done through incorporating fitness areas, meditation rooms, natural ventilation and access to green open spaces. There’s also a huge rise in the integration of biophilic design principles, which connect people with nature via water features, greenery and ‘living walls’.

Flexibility and multi-functionality spaces that can adapt to different needs and functions are also gaining popularity, with architects and designers like us creating flexible layouts and using modular furniture to accommodate a variety of different activities in the same space. This is a key way to maximise revenue because you’re not limiting your space or business plan to one strand. Your yoga studio could also be a space where people can come and work for the day.

Shaping your design journey

Whatever the wellbeing world has ahead of it, we can help you to create environments that support the overall wellness of clients and employees.

Woman applying a drop of essential oils to her palm- photo by Christin Hume- Kai interiors Hackney
Photo by Christin Hume
Woman with red jumper in yoga position using a green yoga mat- Photo by Junseong Lee- Kai Interiors Hackney
Photo by Junseong Lee