Living well isn’t just about staying healthy – it’s also about surrounding yourself with people and objects that add to (not detract from) your overall well-being. The spaces we inhabit play a huge role in how we feel everyday so it’s important to pay attention to how you decorate your home.
We’ve noticed a big trend recently in interior design and decor that we’re really excited about: the presence of natural gemstones, aka crystals. For centuries people have adorned their bodies with crystals for their healing powers and aesthetic beauty and now this trend has made its way into the home via holistic interior design.
So if you’re looking for a way to amp up the vibes at home, grab your palo santo and cleanse your space for what’s about to come!
What is holistic interior design?
Often called ‘wellbeing design’, holistic interior design looks beyond aesthetics and functionality to how spaces in the home can support our mind, body and spiritual health. It’s about using design to promote wellness in the whole person, not just be pleasing to the eye.
What are the meanings of different crystals?
Unless you’re living under a rock (get it?!) you’ve probably picked up that crystals have become quite trendy. But what you might not realise is that there’s a long and rich history behind each and every natural gemstone, so let’s take a look at a few of our faves.
One of the most popular crystals for its pink translucent colouring, rose quartz is all about that L-O-V-E, love! It can help to create harmony in your relationships and foster a deeper sense of love for the world. Grab some rose quartz when you need a little more TLC in intimate relationships, friendships and your own heart.
When you see green quartz, think of the heart chakra. This humble crystal can stimulate your creativity and help you tap into your intuition. As a support for your endocrine system (mostly your hormones), keep green quartz near you when you’re making something new or trying to make a decision.
This purple crystal is one of the world’s most recognisable natural gemstones. It’s the birthstone for February and often associated with spiritual awareness, inner peace and purity or cleansing.
Ranging from dark to light green, Aventurine is the crystal for prosperity. If you’re in a leadership position, keep it close by as it can promote compassion and empathy as well as help you be more decisive.
How to add gemstones into your décor and home styling
You can display crystals on their own at home around your spaces or integrate them into your furniture. Add in a cabinet knob, drawer knob, dresser knob or kitchen handles on kitchen drawers to call in certain energies or amplify particular emotions. How? We’ll show you!
In the bedroom, get your DIY on and adorn a dresser or bedside drawer with a Pink Rose Quartz Stone Knob or Hex Rose Quartz Knob. Rose quartz carries the energy of love and what better place to nourish yourself than where you rest.
Is your desk drawer or filing cabinet looking a bit lacklustre? Affix a set of Hex Green Quartz Knobs to amplify the creativity of your space.
We believe we live in an abundant world and what better way to usher in all that energy than with the Aventurine Stone Knob. Add this to a cabinet in your entry hallway and let that abundance flow!
Your living room may be a space you share with different people – and when it comes to sharing space, it’s all about balance. Check out our Amethyst Stone Knob and add it to your favourite pieces but do so in pairs to boost the state of balanced energy.
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind crystal pieces await you
At Do.Up, we’re passionate about individuality and sustainability, so we’re always on the hunt for unique pieces to bring to your home. Every cabinet knob and cabinet pull is unique and cut straight from their natural stone. In colouring and veining, size and shape, no two pieces are the same. Take a scroll through our online shop today to see for yourself.