Five ideas for a sustainable interior

17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Five ideas for a sustainable interior

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Sustainability: we cannot ignore it in 2020. At home, you can also choose to work responsibly with furniture made from sustainable materials. Vtwonen gives five sustainable styling ideas.

Sustainable paint

Would you like to paint a wall? Paint from natural raw materials is of high quality and better for people, animals and the environment. It lasts much longer than normal paint. In addition, it can be found in many stores. On the other hand, leave chemically processed paints. They are poisonous and hardly degradable.

If you prefer to wallpaper the wall instead of painting, choose FSC-certified wallpaper or rauhfaser wallpaper. You barely see any difference, plus the choice of this type of wallpaper is anything but limited.

Read more ideas on how to live sustainably here.

Materials

In addition to paint and wallpaper, there are many materials that are sustainable. For example, bamboo and rattan grow quickly and hardly affect the environment. The most sustainable type of wood is eco-certified hardwood, followed by softwood. Do you like an industrial living style? Steel is the ecological material, which is fully recyclable and does not wear out.

Green kitchen

A sustainable kitchen is made of sustainable and natural materials such as wood, bamboo and stone. But the materials Corian and composite also fit well with this. Because these materials are waterproof and antibacterial, they are suitable for making worktops and sinks.

For example, Corian is made of acrylic resins and natural minerals and composite of wood fibers and recycled plastic. They are beautiful and sustainable materials that can give a basic kitchen a luxurious look.

Organic sleeping

Did you know that the most toxic substances are used for growing cotton? It is better to choose organic materials, which are grown without agricultural poisons and pesticides. And admit it: you sleep much better under an organic cotton duvet cover.

Getting started

It couldn't be more sustainable: reuse old stuff. You can make this pen tray from empty soda cans yourself and it fits perfectly with a tidy and organized home workplace. By reusing waste and paper, you take good care of the environment and it also produces beautiful works of art. Win win! See how to make such a pencil box here.