In terms of decoration, Fluidra has come up with four different styles for wellness spaces: Zen style, neutral style, natural style and themed style (which includes Roman, Arab, cave-like, Greek, etc.). With the specific exception of the first style, the other three are much more open and, based on Fluidra’s extensive experience, plans and designs can be drawn up that adapt to the specifications of each client.
The origins of Zen can be found in the life and teachings of Buddha in 4 BC, and may even go back further to the spiritual traditions of Hinduism found in the Vedas. This style fits in perfectly with the concept of wellness, given that is main objective is to bring about harmony and peace in uncluttered spaces with clean design lines.
Drawn from the Zen style, these wellness projects are reminiscent of Asia, in which black is the predominant colour. Features can be added that increase the feeling of well-being, such as aromas and incense. The ultimate aim is not to over-decorate such spaces and choose natural materials to get away from the outside world so that people can switch off completely.
The neutral style has no themed decoration whatsoever, but instead simply features all of the components required in a wellness space and, therefore, is characterised by its timelessness. In this case, neutral tones feature heavily in these spaces where the earth and sand colour ranges predominate, with a touch of dark grey, white or shades of blue.
The principal attraction of this style is that it is practical and can be adapted to a client’s requirements when a wellness facility is being designed.
This style is widely used in the wellness areas of sports clubs for example.
The natural style lends itself to giving an original, natural and fresh touch to a wellness area based on the use of elements such as stone, plants and wood that are simply arranged without being excessively ornate. Sometimes, environmentally friendly materials can be chosen, such as wood from sustainably managed forests that can be fitted untreated or treated with natural oils or wax.
The results are pleasant, uncluttered and functional wellness spaces without superficial embellishments, but without erring on the side of minimalism. Thanks to all of this, reconnecting with mother nature, and escaping from the stress of daily life and our normal surroundings is much easier.
The concept of the themed style takes in a number of styles such as Greek, Arab and cave-like, amongst others. This is a creative line that once again aims to adapt to the needs of each wellness space.
For example, Arab themed wellness spaces are mainly characterised by three aspects: the colour, geometric shapes and sensuality. In an attempt to imitate traditional Arab baths, tiles with floral and geometrical motifs are used on the walls, while for another key aspect, namely, lighting, it is kept as warm and subdued as possible. All of this in combination with the steam, essences and oils with distinctive aromas makes this an oasis of health and relaxation.
Decoratively speaking, marble and stone take centre stage in Roman style baths, which showcase features such as arches, columns and sculptures. The tiles with borders, the friezes reminiscent of Roman paintings and the floral motifs also help set the scene.
Another example of a themed style would be that which imitates a cave or grotto, with stalactites and stalagmites, where stone is used as the main material and, as in the previous cases, conducive to switching off from the outside world while one is in the wellness space.
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