The #1 Interior Design Trend for 2019 and Beyond
Trends can be a fickle thing. In interior design we see styles change constantly and in order to stay up to date it’s important to keep our ears to the — herringbone clad — ground. Whether it’s the color of the year or the latest backsplash style taking over your instagram, these captivating designs seem to flood our feeds in an instant, and recede just as quickly.
Now, not every “trend” is so fleeting, and one that we believe is an instant classic is Sustainable Design. The reason this design style is here to stay is because it goes beyond aesthetics, and focuses on environmental responsibility. Here are a few things that designers and consumers can do to implement sustainable design into their interiors.
Purchase with Purpose: Do your research! Know the companies that create the furniture that goes into each space. Do they promote responsible manufacturing and business practices? No matter your personal style, there are always options that allow your dollar to travel further, responsible buying is good for you and the world around you.
Reduce, Reuse, Renew: Reduce environmental impact, don’t toss something out because it is not longer “in style” according to the latest design trends, look into creative ways to make the old new again. Let’s be responsible consumers and invest in pieces that are recyclable and made from sustainable materials.
Energy Efficiency: Smart home technology is more accessible than ever before, features like intelligent thermostats and energy efficient windows and doors are becoming common practice in new designs. Even something as simple as changing your lightbulbs or purchasing window coverings that help to keep the heat out and the air in can be incredibly effective in promoting energy efficiency!
Be Water Wise: Whether it’s in your shower or on your lawn, there are countless options to improve water management for your home. By implementing a few changes in your home - be it drip irrigation for your landscape or energy star rated washing machines, you can reduce not just your water usage, but your water bill as well!
Lighten Up: Did you know that the colors you choose for a space can influence your sustainability? Lighter colors reduce the need for artificial lighting because they naturally reflect light more than darker colors do. You can still incorporate color and texture to give interest, while choosing lighter hues for your interiors.
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