Three Eco-friendly Interior Design Tips
Today on ASK THE DESIGNER, we are discussing Three ECO-FRIENDLY Interior Design Makeover Tips and how to upcycle or recycle in your home.
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Thinking about updating your living room? Perhaps you’re hoping to spruce up the bedroom. Whatever your aspirations are for your interior redesign, there are plenty of eco-friendly options to choose from. Opting for materials that focus on improved air quality and reducing environmental impact is a fantastic way to ensure your home is as waste-free as possible.
In this article we list our top three cheap, easy and impactful interior design makeover tips that care for the planet as well as your home.
Make Your Own Gallery Wall
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, you’ll know that gallery walls are having a huge interior design moment. One of the reasons interior designers and homemakers love them so much is that they’re just so impactful, and are a fantastic way to showcase personality in the home.
This surge in popularity has led to dozens of print and poster companies springing up online, offering all sorts of designs at discount prices, including popular sites like Desenio and Vistaprint. Did you know that 95% of Vistaprint’s paper products are printed on paper certified to the highest standard of responsible forestry, so you can relax, knowing your new prints are indeed ethical.
Both companies produce prints that are fully recyclable, so there’s no need to feel guilty if you plan to change things up. After all, recycling just one ton of paper can save as many as 17 trees, and every little bit helps.
Choose Recycled or Upcycled Furniture
One fantastic way to ensure your interior makeover is eco-friendly is to choose second-hand furniture. Instead of going out to buy a brand new dining table or bookcase, take a look at local second-hand shops, as well as websites like Gumtree, eBay and Facebook Marketplace. You’ll be amazed at what people are willing to give away!
Sustainable materials such as natural wood and stone are fantastic options and create a warm and rustic feel within the home.
Add a Touch of Greenery This one is pretty self-explanatory. Plants provide oxygen and help filter out harmful chemicals and pollutants from the atmosphere, not to mention they add a touch of beauty, scent and freshness to the home. Some fantastic choices include bamboo palms, fiddle leaf fig trees, monstera and cacti.
When shopping for plants, make sure to read the label. Some indoor plants are easier to look after than others, so be sure to select the right type of plant for your space.
To look after your plants you’ll need to ensure they are watered regularly and have plenty of natural light. If you’re not sure, ask an expert at the local garden center to help you pick out the perfect greenery for your home. Ready to go eco? Good for you!
There are loads of easy, affordable ways to make small eco-friendly changes around the home, whether it’s choosing sustainable materials, opting for pre-loved items, or simply making sure your piece has been sourced, ethically.
What eco-friendly design ideas have you tried already? Let us know in the comments section below.