People are becoming more conscious of the impact of their activities on Mother Nature. Consequently, there is now an undeniable shift in home design trends to keep up with this shift. Eco-friendly design is one of the biggest trends that is shaping the industry this year. Anyone with a passion for environmentally sustainable design trends should be on the lookout for the following:
Use of Eco-Friendly Materials
The materials you use throughout your home design are crucial in reducing your carbon footprint. If you want to transform your space with the most negligible impact on the environment, consider using:
- CDA Wood is an easy installation with the value of a unique look that has no VOCs
- Bamboo because it contains few pesticides and fertilizers
- Recycled metal for furniture to help you achieve an industrial design look
- Recycled plastic for furniture, especially the tough and dense type
- Bio-glass draws from post-consumer recycled glass for bathroom sinks, countertops, and flooring.
- Cork because it easily mimics hardwood.
Embrace Minimalistic Rooms and Lifestyle
If you love clean and simple interiors, a Scandinavian-inspired design is a must-try. The organic feel of a minimalistic room comes from using minimal resources. Advantages of such spaces include:
- Increased mobility
- Low costs and affordability
- Low monthly costs
- Energy efficiency
- Less time and money spent on cleaning
A minimalistic lifestyle also means that you only buy what you need and avoid items you will dispose of sooner rather than later. It also means watching what you eat and wear.
Prefabricated homes are usually built off-site and shipped to a building site in parts for assembling. The houses are affordable and:
- Produce less waste during construction;
- are durable;
- have a short construction time; and
- are best for remote locations.
As the interest in green living continues to soar, you might soon want to redesign your home to make it more environmentally sustainable.