Sustainability Is The New Luxury: How Sustainable Interior Design Can Transform Your Home

As we move into the new year, it's clear that sustainability is here to stay. And while there are many different aspects to sustainability, one area that is sure to continue to grow in popularity is sustainable materials for the home.

The sustainable Interior decor trend is shaping the industry landscape and even making waves among Instagram interior influencers, as mentioned in our post last year listing the most coveted trends on Instagram.

From influencers posting about their low-waste lifestyles to brands promoting sustainable products, it's clear that sustainable living is here to stay. So as we head into 2023, expect to see more and more people embracing sustainable materials in their homes!

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Eco and Sustainable Materials

Part of the reason sustainable materials are becoming more popular is because of the growing awareness of the impact our choices have on the environment. But another big factor is that these materials simply look better and feel better than their mass-produced counterparts.

Consumers are becoming more aware of the impact their choices have on the environment, and they're looking for ways to reduce their footprint.

Vintage textiles and fabrics produced sustainably are going to be big. Responsible companies that have sustainability at their core will be thriving, as consumers seek out products that are ethically made and will last a lifetime. Handmade items will be in high demand, as people look for ways to support small businesses and slow down the pace of mass production.

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Decorate With Nature In Mind

When you are ready to start shopping for sustainable home decor, the first step is understanding what materials are environmentally friendly. Look for items made from bamboo, jute, cork, wool, organic cotton, and other natural fibers. These materials are all biodegradable and will break down naturally over time.

In addition to using sustainable materials, you can also look for home decor that is made from recycled materials. Recycled glass, metal, and plastic can all be used to create beautiful and unique home decor items. By shopping for recycled goods, you are keeping these materials out of landfill and giving them a new life.

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Types of Sustainable Materials

There are many types of sustainable materials that can be used in interior design. Some of the most popular sustainable materials include bamboo, jute, cork, wool, organic cotton, and terrazzo. These materials are all renewable resources that can be used to create beautiful and eco-friendly interiors.

Bamboo

When it comes to eco-friendly furniture, bamboo is one of the best materials you can choose. Bamboo grows incredibly quickly, so it's a sustainable resource that doesn't put a strain on the environment. Plus, it's incredibly strong and durable, so your furniture will last for years.

Bamboo furniture has a beautiful natural grain that adds warmth and character to any space. It's also very versatile - you can use it in both traditional and contemporary settings.

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Jute

Jute is a sustainable and durable material made from the fibers of the jute plant, and it has a natural, earthy look that can add warmth and texture to any room that can be used in a variety of ways to add a stylish touch to your home. From rugs and cushions to table runners and wall hangings, our jute home decor items are sure to make a statement.

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Cork

Cork is a sustainable material that comes from the bark of cork oak trees and can be used for flooring, walls, or even ceiling tiles. Cork is naturally anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, so it's ideal for homes with allergies or pets.

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Wool

Wool is a natural fiber that is both renewable and biodegradable. It is also extremely durable, making it perfect for home decor that will last for years with proper care. Wool rugs and blankets are a great way to add comfort and style to your home while knowing that you are doing your part to help the environment.

Wool is also naturally fire-resistant and repels water, making it a great choice for areas that see a lot of traffic or moisture.

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Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is a type of cotton that is grown without the use of harmful chemicals. It is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option than conventional cotton, which is why it is becoming more popular in home decor.

Organic cotton is softer and more durable than conventional cotton, making it ideal for bedding, towels, and other textiles. It is also hypoallergenic, so it is a good choice for people with allergies or sensitivities.

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Terrazzo

Terrazzo is an eco-friendly and sustainable material that has been used in interior design for centuries. It is made from recycled glass, marble, or granite chips that are bound together with a concrete or epoxy resin. Terrazzo is durable, easy to clean, and can be refurbished or repaired if damaged. It is also a low-maintenance option for flooring, countertops, and other surfaces in your home.

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By investing in sustainable materials for your home decor you are not only creating a beautiful living space but also helping to protect the planet from further damage. It's exciting to see sustainability becoming mainstream, and we can't wait to see what new trends emerge in the coming years!

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