Green Interior Design

August 15, 2018

Green Your Interior

We’re always trying to become more environmentally conscious and that includes the home we live in.  This week, we are highlighting the trend of green interior design and the gorgeous ways you can incorporate it into your home.



Why Eco-Green?

Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.  Since so much of our time is spent indoors, it’s crucial that close attention is paid to the products that we bring into our homes.



How to Green Your Space:

Upholstery:

Go organic and skip the flame retardants that have been linked to a range of health problems; such as, developmental delays in children and issues with fertility.

Instead of man-made materials, go for natural latex (made from collected sap from rubber trees) wrapped in organic wool.

Rugs:

Choose natural fibers such as wool, cotton, or jute over synthetics.  Wool is naturally fire retardant unlike its artificial counterparts, which are prone to igniting more easily.  Wool absorbs moisture and captures dust or pollen, thus reducing humidity and allergens in the air

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Incorporate Solid Woods:

Opt for furniture and cabinetry made from solid wood such as walnut, teak, oak or maple.

Avoid things composed of MDF or particleboard, which is made from compressed shavings or sawdust held together by synthetic resins, binders and glues. One of the ingredients often found in these adhesives is formaldehyde, which can cause wheezing, nausea, and severe allergic reactions and is known to cause cancer in animals.



Looking for inspiration?

Check out the interiors below which have incorporated natural/eco friendly elements – making them unique and beautiful while also helping make the world a little greener.

  

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