Friday, August 19, 2016

The Fast-Growing Trend Of Sustainable Interior Design

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 d├ęcor. Even furniture, fixtures, carpets, and fabrics can be refurbished from recycled sources.

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Hi, Scott Jay Abraham here, an industrial interior designer of homes and offices. But other than that, I love travelling to spots not frequented by tourists and walking my beloved dog, Shadow. For more discussion on interior design and travels, you can visit this blog here.

5 comments:

  1. I am on my 2nd year in Interior design course. I need a lot of improvements tho.

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  2. We are using locally-sourced furniture in our restaurant.

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  3. You can renovate your house without spending too much.

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  4. My family has a restaurant in Hawaii. I personally picked natural resources as a furniture. It is very inviting to the eyes..

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  5. Reusing of reclaimed materials can also be done.

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