4 Eco-Friendly Design Tips

Design Tips

In the modern home it is important not only to be aesthetically pleasing, but actually to do so in a way that doesn’t negatively impact the planet. Being eco-friendly is becoming more and more important. So doing so in as many ways as possible is important, even when it comes to home design. Which, with that in mind, leaves the next four tips as perfect ways for you to effectively include more eco-friendly design in your home:

1 – Use Natural Light

Natural lighting is one of the most important factors when it comes to good home design, but especially if you want to be eco-friendly. You need to make sure that your windows are wide and open, facing towards the sun in areas of the house that needs lighting most throughout the day – though this isn’t necessarily a choice if the house is already built.

This is also quite an eco-friendly option as it saves you using electric lighting for longer periods. If natural light is abundant, then you should only need to turn on the lights once it is fully dark!

2 – Plant Life

One of the biggest elements of eco-friendly design needs to be plants. The more plants you have in your home, the cleaner your air will be and the more functional the room will be on the whole. It is also much more natural feeling a home, rather than a sterile or ugly a space. The lovely smell of the plants can also be a natural way to make the home smell great. Plants can be both aesthetically pleasing and good for your eco footprint on the whole.

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3 – Natural Furniture

A big way that you can improve your eco-friendliness when it comes to home design is via the furniture. The furniture you buy is a big part of your home, taking up space in every room and being a big part of your day to day life. So ensuring eco-friendliness here can be vital.

Most contemporary furniture is made with eco-friendliness in mind, so this can be a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint as you improve your home. Especially when buying something such as velvet furniture. The source and provenance of the materials can impact your eco-friendliness, so be sure to check and verify sources when making these purchases. This way your decoration can be all the more eco-friendly.

4 – Use Natural Materials

When it comes to panelling a wall, tiling a bathroom or any other kind of decoration, one simple way to be eco-friendly is to ensure that the materials used are natural. Don’t use synthetic wooden flooring, for example, when real wood would be that much more eco-friendly. It also looks a lot better given the sway towards more natural materials in design fields for the past few years.

This can be the more expensive option, but when it comes to eco-friendly design this shouldn’t be something you worry about. As more money will inevitably make it better for the environment.

And that’s all folks! A few simple but effective tips for making your home decoration much more eco-friendly, have fun!

Ellen Hollington

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