In what has become the norm in design schools, students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. They will be presenting their plans to set the tone for how aesthetics and culture in designing will play out in the future. Most of them are consciously incorporating the drive for sustainability in their designs, whether the design objective is decoration, renovation, or detailing.
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There have been many factors for the increasing thrust for green living or sustainability, many of which have already been discussed in detail and widely accepted. With dwindling natural resources, sustainability is a trend more interior designers should embrace.
There are various ways to take the green approach other than just integrating energy-efficient lights and appliances, and water-saving bathroom fixtures.
One of which is to efficiently maximize the space available. In doing so, construction materials and other resources needed to execute the design can be minimized. Additionally, natural light and ventilation can be taken advantage of.
Another key style to practice sustainability is the use of locally-sourced furniture and products that are proven to be manufactured with socially responsible practices. Recommended as well is the reuse of reclaimed materials, including vintage décor. Even furniture, fixtures, carpets, and fabrics can be refurbished from recycled sources.
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