We instinctively feel better when we are walking through a natural setting such as a forest or wood, but why do we feel calmer and more relaxed in an interior lined with wood?
In one study by the University of British Columbia, researchers examined the positive impact on people’s emotional states when they were exposed to rooms with wood environments.
‘Wood creates relaxing environments for people’
“The results of this research indicate that wood rooms are positively regarded as ‘warm’, ‘comfortable’, ‘natural’ and ‘relaxing’. “Wood is an exceptional material that has benefits beyond aesthetic and structural properties. It is time to look at this material in a different light and focus on its ability to create relaxing, healthy environments for people,” write the authors.