In the wake of the ecological crisis caused by the shipwreck of the MV Wakashio, awareness is rising about the importance of embracing an eco-responsible lifestyle on a day-to-day basis. The use of beautiful green plants or natural materials, upcycling, environmental protection and sustainable development prevail. Find out our best tips for a trendy and ecological interior design.

Plants, to refresh your house

Plants are a key component of interior design. Small or big, they liven up any space. More affordable than traditional ornaments, they will freshen up your home. Decorative plants will reduce your carbon footprint, while limiting your consumption of industrial products that contain pollutants and chemicals.

Selecting the best materials

It goes without saying that a green decor is made of eco-friendly materials. Opt for natural resources or firms that focus on green products such as stone or wood. When it comes to your furniture, it is important to use wood which is certified FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), which ensures that the forests it comes from are managed in a responsible and sustainable way.

Minimise your ecological footprint by using eco-friendly fabrics, made from natural materials. (Linen and hemp are excellent alternatives). Make sure that the manufacturing process is green. Cotton, for example, can require several thousand litres of water during the manufacturing process… which is not very ecological!

You can also consider using green products such as eco-friendly paint, with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs – which are harmful to both people and the environment).

Original creations

Recycling and upcycling are two recurring concepts in the environmentally-friendly world. Restore some of your items to make them last longer! These decorative pieces will not only mirror your personality, but will also add a unique and creative touch to your interior.

You might perhaps know that bulk fabric dye in factories and its ink residues are harmful to the environment. So, why not print your own cushions? Original, peculiar, and eco-friendly!
Each small gesture counts… Think about these eco-friendly actions for your decor since it will have an impact on the lives of future generations!