Beauty and responsibility are not opposites. Green Living stands for a stylish interior and a conscious lifestyle. These are interior design tips for your own home
Green Living and eco design are the current international trend terms in the field of modern interior design. We show you the best tips for living according to the motto "Go Green". Neither aesthetics nor beauty have to be foregone, rather individuality is brought to the fore. By responsibly choosing your furniture and accessories, you can live free of pollutants and protect nature.
5 Tips for a Green Living interior design
1. Minimalist interior design
Marie Kondo, Minimalist set up after her bestselling book "Magic Cleaning"
"Konmari" is a simple and effective way to rid your own home of useless things. According to the organizational consultant and bestselling author Marie Kondo, this creates an atmosphere that positively changes life. "Cleaning up makes you happy," says the author herself. The whole principle can be divided into 3 steps:
- 1. Step - Muck by categories: The easiest ones at first: clothes, books, documents and papers, followed by odds, which Kondo calls "komono", and finally the memorabilia
- 2. Step - Magic cleaning: Touch everything you have - only what makes you happy while touching, must remain
- 3. Step - Solid place: Everything gets a fixed place and the order can be kept forever
The goal is to liberate the house from the consumer society of bad energy.
2. Eco design
The selection of furniture made of high-quality materials can enhance the interior design - and not just visually. Because sustainable and high quality products are free from harmful chemicals and allergens. You can thus improve the air quality in your own home. This is especially important in the context of wall paints. Here, the only choice should be between nature-based organic colors and environmentally friendly eco colors.
Farrow & Ball Eco-friendly colors
Also, transport routes are to be considered in the furniture selection. Products from manufacturers using local suppliers and regional raw materials are to be preferred. This keeps the CO2 output as low as possible.
The conscious choice of a sustainable facility can be both innovative and long-lasting. Innovation and the application of new technologies is also a great advantage. Innovative technologies can improve water and energy efficiency. There are also innovative textiles for sustainable furniture which replace synthetic fibres as well as vegetarian substitutes for leather and silk.
With a focus on interior design, professional help is a more costly but highly effective way to bring the latest design elements and fabrics to your own home.
3. From old to new
The return to analog systems is a trend which we can increasingly observe. Be it the "do it yourself" movement or the return to tradition and craftsmanship. People want to slow down their lives and find their way back to their original values. Whether it's the old chair that gets a new upholstery, a cabinet that adds new color accents, or the polished vintage lamp from the antique store. By upgrading existing furniture and objects, unique pieces can be created that tell a story.
4. Intelligent energy saving
The opposite trend: the smart home. Forgot to turn down the heater or turn on the light in the bathroom? Thanks to the so-called smart technology, it is possible to save energy via an app or a push of a button. Intelligent heating systems have built-in sensors that prevent increased consumption. The modern designs are practical, easy to see and cost-saving in the long run.
The use of water in the home offers great savings potential. The use of smart faucets and shower heads can significantly reduce water consumption and also look good. Further tips for water consumption can be found in our water guide.
5. Detox with Urban Gardening
Indoor plants detoxify and moisturize the room air. Native plants are not only beautiful to look at, but especially useful to set natural accents. Particularly suitable are sword fern, birch fig, ivy and chrysanthemums. Real Aloe Vera is also suitable for skin and hair care. Even a fruit or olive tree are trendy decorations and detox at the same time.
Green Living as a solution for climate protection?
Everyone can turn their home into a stylish green oasis on a variety of trails. Not only nature benefits from the increasing environmental demands of consumers, but also suppliers of sustainable designs, who can continue to invest in fair production and product development. Contrary to the fast-moving consumer society, Green Living not only creates an anti-toxic atmosphere but also relies on a long-lasting interior with timeless style and individuality.