The trend towards sustainability has long been at the peak of its popularity not only in the food and industrial sectors, but also in design. And this is not just a changeable trend – it is a principle that allows us to make our lives more enjoyable and at the same time save the environment. Today we’ll talk about environmentally friendly materials in interior design that will make your home as safe, fresh and beautiful as possible.
The choice of finishing materials should be approached most responsibly, because it is the most difficult to change the finish, so it should be durable, safe and non-bored.
- Concrete. It does not contain toxic substances, is durable and provides a healthy microclimate.
- Solid wood. Natural wood enhances sound and heat insulation, and when properly processed is also absolutely safe.
- Mineral and ceramic tiles. The process of producing natural rock tiles is much safer for the environment than the production of artificial stone.
- The liquid wallpaper. Their main composition is natural substances that increase thermal insulation and are absolutely safe even for children and animals.
In the interior, there is often a lot of textiles: carpets, curtains, bedspreads, furniture upholstery, so it’s also worth choosing responsibly.
Obviously, the best option would be to give preference to natural fabrics: cotton, linen, wool and silk. Instead of genuine leather for furniture upholstery, it is better to choose eco-leather, because its production is much less harmful to the environment.
Modern technology has allowed designers to use panels of stabilized plants. Unpretentious plants will make the air in the room much fresher, cheer up and even be able to provide additional sound insulation.
Last but not least, it’s a lot of natural light. Large windows and light curtains will make the interior more open and friendly, and the abundance of daylight will allow you to save on electricity well.
Since artificial lighting can still not be avoided – it is better to use LED bulbs. Unlike incandescent lamps, LED consume much less energy, so you will need to change them much less. Mercury is not used in the production of such lamps, so if damaged, they will not pose a threat.