Posted by Aston Avery

Interior designer Michelle Ogundehin on our love for outdoors

The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom and the days just keep getting longer – year on year summertime is the source of a national mood boost. As 80% of us agree the time we spend outdoors improves our mental health, our access to the outdoors is of the utmost importance.

New research commissioned by Heal’s has found that we are a nation which loves our outdoor spaces in all shapes and sizes. A whopping 69% of us believe that the state of our outdoor space is just as, if not more, important than our home’s interior.

The study found that 94% of us will spend at least an hour a day outdoors this summer, while 1 in 10 people will be out and about for more than 8 hours a day. But more than 2 in 3 (69%) of us are not happy with our outdoor space and want to make changes to it.

Aston spoke to interior designer and TV presenter Michelle Ogundehin.

Photo by Eugen Str on Unsplash

Ads help us keep this site online