Designing interiors of a residential or a commercial place is both exciting and challenging as it demands proper usage of the space, beautiful designs with budget limitations (if any), and most important needs and health of the people inhabiting there to be kept in mind. However difficult it seems, but is easy if we follow some Eco-friendly interior design ideas. Yes, these ideas prove beneficial for your health, beauty, or pocket and help you do your bit for the environment. Here are a few Eco-friendly interior design ideas you can follow to achieve these goals:
Use an energy-efficient lighting system
Using an energy-efficient lighting system may help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as it consumes less power. Hence Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) would be a genuine step in saving the environment and your pocket.
Choose products with low VOC content.
The paint on the walls, furniture, carpets, or other household articles emits Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which are harmful to people’s health. hence it is always a good idea to check the labels and buy products with minimum VOC content.
Say Yes to Energy efficient windows
Windows are a must in every room to let the sunlight in during the day. Also, windows with reflectors may help control the temperature of your room efficiently by regulating the amount of heat that enters.
Place some green plants inside
This would enhance the place’s beauty and help clean the air. Apart from health benefits, it creates a fresh ambiance. Peace lilies, gerbera daisies, bamboo palm, and money plants are great options for interior decoration.
Eco-friendly wall coverings
Eco-friendly wall coverings include wallpapers, wooden panels, tiles, or paints that do not emit sulfur compounds. These increase the beauty of the room fourfold.
Wool stuffed Organic Material.
Wool stuffed organic materials are used in carpets, mattresses, pillows, etc. These prevent the growth of dust mites which may cause allergies.
Use high-efficiency low, flush toilets, low-flow shower heads, and faucets to save water. Install tankless water heater and use rainwater barrels. Solar water heaters in the bathroom and kitchen are a good choice.
Recycle, Repair and Reuse
Instead of spending too much on new furniture every festive season, be creative and try to fit that old sofa set with a new look. This would also cut the cost of your design project and be friendly for your pocket.
Use environment-friendly floorings such as wood or cork. This would also give a natural look to the room. Hence help you feel in nature’s lap and relaxed even when you are inside working on a tough assignment.
Purchase products from a local market
Buying stuff from local vendors may cut on the carbon and other harmful gas emissions caused during shipping.
Use these Eco-friendly interior design ideas to make your dream home beautiful, manageable, and Eco friendly.