Designing interiors of a residential or a commercial place is both exciting and a challenging task as it demands proper usage of the space ,beautiful designs with budget limitations (if any)and most important needs and health of the people inhabiting there to be kept in mind. However difficult it seems, but is really easy if we follow some Eco friendly interior design ideas. Yes indeed these ideas not only prove beneficial for your health, beauty or your pocket but also help you do your bit for the environment. Here are a few Eco friendly interior design ideas you can follow in order to achieve these goals:
Use energy efficient lighting system
Using energy efficient lighting system may help reduce emission of green house gases into the atmosphere as it consumes less power. Hence Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) would be a genuine step in saving environment and your pocket too.
Choose products with low VOC content
The paint on the walls, furniture, carpets or other household articles emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which are harmful for the health of the people . hence it always a good idea to check the labels and buy products with minimum VOC content.
Say Yes to Energy efficient windows
Windows are a must in every room to let the sunlight in during day. Also windows with reflectors may help controlling the temperature of you room efficiently by regulating the amount of heat that enters.
Place some green plants inside
This would enhance the beauty of the place and help in cleaning the air also. Apart from health benefits it creates a fresh ambience . Peace lilies, gerbera daisies , bamboo palm, money plants are a great option for interior decoration.
Eco friendly wall coverings
Eco friendly wall coverings include wallpapers, wooden panels, tiles or paints that do not emit sulfur compounds. These increase the beauty of the room by four fold.
Wool stuffed Organic Material
Wool stuffed organic materials are used in carpets, mattresses, pillows etc. These prevent growth of the dust mites which may cause allergies.
Use high efficiency low flush toilet, low flow shower heads and faucets in order to save water. Install tank less water heater and use rainwater barrels. Solar water heaters in the bathroom and kitchen are a good choice.
Recycle, Repair and Reuse
Instead of spending too much on new furniture every festive season, be a little creative and try to fit that old sofa set with new look . This would also cut the cost of your designing project and prove to be friendly for your pocket too.
Environment friendly flooring
Use environment friendly flooring such as wood or cork. This would also give a natural look to the room. Hence help you feel in the nature’s lap and relaxed even when you are inside working on a tough assignment.
Purchase products from local market
Buying stuff from local vendors may cut on the carbon and other harmful gas emission that is caused during shipping.
Use these Eco friendly interior design ideas to make your dream home beautiful, manageable and Eco friendly.