Interior design speaks about creating the living places aesthetically with safe, and harmony with the rest of the environment surroundings. For eco-friendly interiors we need to source best eco-friendly materials such as furniture, fittings, and fixtures considering the environment inadvertently. Along with green and eco-friendly, the word sustainable is also becoming popular now.
Fabrics: Avoid synthetic fabrics for interior decoration, upholstery and drapery. Instead use natural fibers like organic cotton, wool or hemp. IF you prefer synthetic fiber fabric, then look for ramie fabric without hazardous chemicals or recycled material fabrics.
1. Use of jute mats and soft woolen carpets adds depth to your living room
2. Bamboo can be used as flooring products as it is a standard eco-friendly material and grows quickly 3. Wood is also an excellent eco-friendly material for flooring. 4. Seagrass, Cork and plant fibers provides a perfect finish for your kitchen, dining areas And Bath Room.
Walls: Stone or pebbles on the floor of the walls helps to absorb the day time heat and it get releases in the evening
Lighting: Lighting takes about 6o % of the total electricity. So to save electricity, you can used LED lights
Reduce Carbon foot print by Sustainable materials: Reducing Carbon-dioxide emissions is essential to sustain the environment. One of the important foot print called the carbon foot print can be greatly reduced using green building materials or sustainable materials. It is important to note that whatever we buy for consumption will have an impact on the environment somewhere on the line, in the process of extraction, manufacturing process or transportation etc.
While sourcing eco-friendly materials for interiors, consider the following guidelines.
1. Buy the materials from local suppliers or producers to reduce the long distance travel which have an impact on the environment
2. Select materials which are from renewable and sustainable energy sources
3. Avoid materials with chemical additives for your interiors
4. Avoid materials which use a lot of energy for manufacturing
5. Buy materials which can be easily recycled or can be disposed in an environmental friendly way
6. Buy materials from recycled materials and low energy devices
7. Check out the credentials of the material suppliers that their products are genuinely organic, natural, or eco-friendly.