It’s easy to lose yourself in this era of social media where you’ll be enthralled by trendy home decors and furniture styles, all daydreaming about achieving the exact look & feel, but might feel uneasy about your design judgments clashing with your eco-friendly lifestyle (because we all know that’s the future where we all want to live. It’s a no brainer!) We believe – home is where you make it. A home is a place where you can switch off from the world outside to take a break in your comfortable space to find yourself, find peace & spend some quality time with your loved ones. Fortunately, we’ve got five home decor trends blending luxury & sustainability where you can add some essence to your house while continuing to make the Earth a better place to live.
1. Bring home the richness of Indoor Plants
Indoor plants have become a design sensation over the last decade & are a great option for modern and contemporary homes. Beyond their aesthetic value, adding those lush ferns and bright succulents add a natural vibe to the home that helps drive positive energy & reduces stress levels while keeping us connected to nature. But what you need to stay away from are those plastic pots and chemical-based fertilisers. You can make your home feel complete with plants that don’t weigh on your mind and bring in ample amounts of sunshine from your nearest window, balcony or patio. This sustainable idea for your home decor couldn’t get any better. You’re not just banishing airborne toxins but you’re also adding magic to your home’s look.
2. Buy from small businesses or local artisans
In today’s times, as a consumer, we are presented with innumerable options right at your fingertips to amp up our home with accents or statement pieces. Every step of the way, we must make conscious choices that are ecologically sound and help uplift talented artists. Independent artists or local artists, within your community, can help you achieve unique artwork, pottery pieces or statement pieces that will be aligned with the theme of your home. Most importantly, handmade is often very local, so it doesn’t travel hundreds and thousands of miles to get to you & you’ll be at peace knowing where your decor is coming from.
3. Source reclaimed wood decor
Reclaimed wood designs are perfect for popular interior design choices like barn-styled bedroom doors or wall shelves for office & living rooms. Reclaimed wood offers a range of sustainability advantages over new wood and keeps valuable resources from being landfilled and thoughtfully repurposes wood that has been deemed unworthy. It not only adds a richness to the home but also adds a sense of character and a unique story into your space.
4. Sustainable Rugs are a must-have
Rugs can anchor a room, define it, add warmth & story to it and definitely help layer a room’s decor. Want to complement your tile or hardwood flooring? Add a harmony of rugs made with eco-friendly materials like jute, seagrass, wool, or bamboo. There’s beauty beyond just rectangular rugs. Experiment with shapes that perfectly go well with your furniture arrangements. Make sure your rugs complement each other & don’t create a jarring look with too many colours or patterns that don’t belong together.
5. Lastly! Invest in long-lasting designs
Invest your time, energy & money on premium quality that’ll last longer & be a huge part of your heritage, and can stay with you as life changes. Always be inspired by designs & trends but don’t be led by them. When you manage to live by this motto, you’ll find yourself in a home where you’ll feel a sense of belongingness & will define you and your loved ones. Choose designs, decor & quality that will last longer.