Monday, 7 April 2014

Eco-Friendly Designing Tips.

Home designing is not merely on aesthetics but it also includes the proper usage and choice of items and materials to be used that would not be harmful to one’s health. When the health of the homeowners is being taken into consideration, one is actually aiming for an Eco-friendly interior.
So, if you want to achieve an Eco-friendly interior, here are some tips to help you :

  • Place plants as decoration Nothing could be much better than placing plants in your house. Aside from the health benefits it can give, it also adds beauty to your home and gives it a natural and fresh ambiance. Choose plants that fit your home. It could either by short ones or the tall ones. If you are aiming to improve indoor air quality, you can place peace lilies, bamboo palm or gerbera daisy.




  • Let sunlight In Another smart way of creating an eco-friendly indoor is by letting the sunlight in and maximizing daylight. You can do this by using skylights and open shades. Sunlight keeps the house out of any infection, fungus, bacteria etc. Warmth and light of the sun kills all the negatives and brings in a fresh and cozy feel to your house. 


  • Use organic & natural materials If you are really aiming to achieve an interior that is good for the environment, you have to do away with plastic, particleboard and chromed metal.
  • Use energy efficient lighting : Using a compact fluorescent light can help you save energy and electrical power. It can also prevent emission of greenhouse gasses and pollutants which can be harmful to your health and the environment. Use of LED , CFL etc, brings that eco friendly atmosphere to your home sweet home. 
  • Use of products with low VOC content : VOC means volatile organic compounds that are harmful to the health. These can be seen from paints, household products, furniture, carpets and others.Always look for such item which are VOC free .. this will help you get a better living atmosphere in your home. 


  • Furniture from natural woods : Furniture can be made of wood blocks and the table tops can be made of marble or stone.This can give a more personal touch to your room.
  • Use stone or wood for the flooring You can use stone for your flooring like marble. You may also try using wooden parquet or laminated flooring which can be good for the homeowners. Apart from an Eco-friendly ambiance, it can also add more appeal to the home’s interior.


  • Energy efficient windows : Choose windows that are lined with special coatings to reflect heat and give insulation.Windows that are energy efficient is already a good source of heat loss on cold times and unwanted heat on hot seasons.
  • Choose Eco friendly wall coverings : For your walls, choose paints that do not emit harmful substances. You can also use wall coverings like wallpapers to cover your walls. Or you might want to use wood panels, cork or ceramic tiles that are all Eco-friendly.


  • Use wool stuffed organic material For your mattresses, pillows, carpets and bedding's, make use of those that are wool-stuffed in order to do away from dust mites. Dust mites cause allergies and are also not good for the health. So, choose the right stuff in order to protect yourself.


Having Eco-friendly interiors ..home ..would always be great ..for your home makers, yourself, guests etc. Doing your share in saving Mother Earth would help the entire globe. Simply by trying to achieve an interior that is green, one can already be of big help in taking steps to help the environment

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