6 Hacks You Need for Designing a Sustainable Interior Design

Whether or not your interior design is successful depends on so many factors. Some of them are subjective, like one’s personal taste and preference. Others, however, tend to be a tad more objective. For instance, those who lead a healthy clean life and want their household to reflect this notion might opt for sustainable interior design. Here are the top six hacks to help you achieve just that.

1.      Organic materials

The first thing that can determine the sustainability of an item are the materials that the furniture piece is made of. We’re talking about reclaimed wood, wool, linen and similar, organic materials. The reason why these are sustainable is due to the fact that they don’t require an extensive industrial process in order to be created. These industrial processes are usually quite power-hungry and almost exclusively rely on fossil fuels.

2.      Restoring old furniture

Another great idea for designing a sustainable household is for you to put an emphasis on restoring rather than buying new furniture. The reason why this is so important is due to the fact that, once you buy an item, you’re creating the economic conditions where the industry is in need to create a new item to put out there on the market. By restoring an old piece of furniture that you already own (or have bought at a garage sale), you’re skipping this part entirely.

3.      DIY accessories

The next thing worth keeping in mind is the issue of the decoration of the place. By doing so with DIY accessories, you’ll first make use of the items that you already possess. You can easily use old items to make wall accessories and storage. This is not just eco-friendly but also budget-friendly. What this does is helps out your household in more ways than one.

4.      Carefully choose your paint

Even in this day and age, you would be surprised at how many enterprises use outdated toxic painting solutions inside of their home. Seeing as how this is the place where both you and your family spend most of your free time, such a practice can be quite dangerous, other than just being outright unsustainable. The simplest way to go around this issue is to look for professionals and industry veterans like those from Leading Edge Painting and entrust them with this task, instead.

5.      Easy for maintenance

The issue of maintenance is closely tied to the question of sustainability. This is because it directly determines which cleaning solutions you should use. While homemade cleaners can be incredibly potent, some materials (and some types of stains) are resilient to all but the most potent commercial cleaners. The problem with this lies in the fact that they have a particular way of polluting your home and are not very environment-friendly.

 

6.      Energy-efficiency

One more thing you need to take into consideration is the energy-efficiency of your household, which can be determined by opting for low power appliances. Other than this, you can decorate your home with LED lighting fixtures which are known to produce the same intensity of light with 6 to 8 times less power used. Seeing as how LED lights also last longer (25 to 50 times more work hours), this is a project that you won’t have to repeat for years to come.

 

In conclusion

The very last thing you need to take into consideration is the fact that with so many options, you have the privilege of hand-picking whichever methods suit you the best. The best part is that the list is far from complete and you are free to expand it in whatever way you see fit.

Submitted by guest blogger:

Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to newly small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on https://twitter.com/Ayla55489508