Home trends: sustainability in interior design

Home trends: sustainability in interior design

It’s important to consider sustainability in interior design, as we all become far more aware of our environment and the need to live a life where we are responsible for everything we do that impacts our planet. This extends to inside the home as well as our gardens and outside spaces. When we design and decorate it is very important to think about all aspects inside our home and not just that it needs to be aesthetically pleasing but also good for the environment. Think about implementing the below into your interior design projects and you will be putting sustainability at the fore of your home. 

 

Reducing waste helps towards sustainability in interior design 

One of the top ways to decrease your environmental impact is to create less waste. In an age when most items are regarding as ‘disposable’ consider every material that you use and buy for your interiors. Instead of throwing out your old furniture, why not reuse it by painting or personalising. Upcycling and repurposing is a big trend right now and is a great way to minimise waste. 

 

Sustainability in interior design includes longevity in materials 

Instead of purchasing items that will soon be out of fashion, or won’t last very long, consider the longevity and durability of what you are using. Design with a timeless approach and use materials that will stand the test of time. This approach minimises waste and will ultimately even save you time and energy because if you design your rooms to be on trend right now, they wont be in a few years and you may want to redesign again. This means more waste will be created from revolving projects. 

 

Create a healthy environment to help towards sustainability in interior design 

Plants are not just aesthetically pleasing and soften a design but they are incredibly good for your health. Toxins in the air are created by many modern appliances and furniture but plants can help to clean the air of those toxins and allow you to breath fresh, clean air that is good for your wellbeing. This connection with nature inside the home is a great way to feel relaxed indoors in your own healthy home. 

 

Sustainability in interior design needs to include every efficiency 

One of the tops ways to be sure your interior design projects are as sustainable as possible is to make sure you consider energy efficiency. This does include using low energy lighting, considering your heating needs, even choosing the most energy-efficient lighting is very important. Don’t forget the use of insulation and using good quality fixtures and fittings, including windows and doors. Even soft furnishings can help to stop draughts. 

 

If you are looking for ways to be sustainable in your home, we have many interior products and houseplants for you to choose from! 

You might also be interested in:

Top 5 things to store for your winter supply

When the colder days approach, along with harsher weather conditions and the garden goes to sleep for a short time, you may want to stay home some days in the warm with your feet up and watch a movie. It does mean, however, that you will need to think ahead to what food you will need over the winter months that you can gather from the garden or allotment now. This is a great time of year to start storing lots of fresh food to use up the produce you’ve grown and still enjoy it all winter long. 

Read more...
How to make a bee-friendly garden?

Bees are big news these days, and we all know how much we need them. But what with climate change, pesticide use, disease and loss of habitat, bees face a lot of challenges at the moment. Luckily, there are plenty of things we can do as gardeners to make life better for our bees.

Read more...
Home trend: growing Ivy indoors

It’s so easy growing Ivy indoors with little care needs and so many varieties to choose from, you can really play with where you grow Ivy in the home and also the different pots and ways to display it. Since Ivy is so versatile, it can be grown in any room indoors and in plenty of fun ways to soften room decor and be aesthetically very pleasing. Whilst some people prefer not to grow it outside as it can take over, Ivy is actually a great source of food and shelter for wildlife so it’s an essential plant for both inside and outside. 

Read more...
3 x cosy summer night DIY ideas

We have some cool DIY ideas for cosy summer nights. If it has been really hot outside, it is great to cool down during the evening or if the weather has taken a turn for the worse there is nothing like being indoors and creating something fun for yourself or your family and friends to enjoy outside when the weather warms up. From Hygge methods in the garden and soothing lights and accessories, there is always something fun to create with a little cosy twist. We hope you enjoy these great ideas.

Read more...