Enhancing your home’s aesthetic while being eco-conscious is increasingly important. Here are ten environmentally friendly decor ideas for 2023, incorporating the latest trends and sustainable practices:
- Sustainable Furniture: Choose furniture made from environmentally-friendly materials like reclaimed wood or bamboo. Seek certifications for sustainability.
- Natural Textiles: Opt for textiles made from natural fibers like cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo.
- Reclaimed Materials: Use reclaimed wood, metal, or other materials for furniture and flooring to reduce waste.
- Extra Insulation: Improve energy efficiency by adding extra insulation to your home.
- Recycled or Thrifted Material: Utilize recycled or thrifted items for home decor to support waste reduction.
- Natural Decorators: Embrace natural elements like flowers or greenery for decoration.
- Renew, Don’t Buy New: Revamp existing decor instead of buying new, particularly for artwork and small accessories.
- LED Lighting: Switch to LED lighting for more energy-efficient and versatile lighting options.
- Eco-Friendly Paint: Choose paints made from natural ingredients and with a lower carbon footprint.
- Bamboo Flooring: Consider bamboo flooring as a sustainable and stylish alternative to traditional hardwood.
Additionally, explore using solar-powered outdoor lights for eco-friendly and energy-efficient lighting options.
Implementing these ideas can significantly enhance the aesthetic of your home while contributing positively to the environment.
1. Kiev Apartment by Arquitetura National
This environmentally friendly decor idea for 2023 is perfect for you who live in an apartment. Kiev Apartment by Arquitetura National uses lots of greenery in pots as environmentally friendly decoration for its living room. The white sofa becomes the room statement, as well as the concrete ceiling.
Photographer: MARCELO DONADUSSI
2. Tree House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Tree House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects is a family house that also has an environmentally friendly decor idea for 2023 to inspire you. This house uses two environmentally friendly materials to decorate its living room: wood and greenery. With simple style, this living room looks fresh, cozy, and inviting.
Photography: Anson Smart
3. Up-Cycled Warehouse, Richmond by Zen Architects
The environmentally friendly decor idea in Up-Cycled Warehouse, Richmond by Zen Architects is perfect for an open living room. The use of environmentally friendly material (wood) dominates the interior of this house’s living room. Greenery is also added as a room decoration that freshens the air.
Photographer: Emma Cross
4. Meadow Beach House by Andrew Franz Architect
A beach house should have environmentally friendly decor too just like this one. Meadow Beach House by Andrew Franz Architect is a family retreat that uses wood as the main material to beautify its living room. Some greenery is also added to beautify the interior and freshen the air.
Photographer: Albert Vecerka / Esto
5. Risalleen House by R21 Arkitekter
Fresh, simple, and natural is what this is all about. Risalleen House by R21 Arkitekter has an environmentally friendly decor idea for you who love everything about wood. This house uses wood as an environmentally friendly material to design and beautify its living room interior. There are also some greenery added to complete the whole natural look.
Photographer: Åke Eson Lindman
6. Echo House by Aaron Neubert Architects
Echo House by Aaron Neubert Architects uses an environmentally friendly decor idea to beautify its high-ceiling living room. The large jute rug, pots of greenery, and wooden furniture are environmentally friendly elements that make this living room comfortable and inviting.
Photography: Brian Thomas Jones, Alex Zarour
7. Hillsborough by Studio VARA
Hillsborough by Studio VARA tries to connect the indoor and outdoor area through the use of an environmentally friendly decor idea for its living room. Greenery is the main decoration used to beautify each corner area of the room. The glazed doors allow the room to invite nature into the room.
Photographer: Matthew Millman Photography
8. Willamette Heights Residence by Skylab Architecture and Made
This environmentally friendly decor idea is perfect for your bathroom. Willamette Heights Residence by Skylab Architecture and Made adds a big pot of plants as a decoration for its bathroom. The wooden bathroom vanity is also a decoration that attracts everyone’s attention with its beautiful wood tone.
Photographer: Stephen A. Miller
9. Lake House by Siuk Studio
Lake House by Siuk Studio has an awesome relationship between architecture and nature. This house uses wood as the main environmentally friendly material to design and beautify its living room, especially to highlight the ceiling. Greenery is also added to decorate the interior.
Photographer: Gonzalo Viramonte
10. Villa Ljung by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur
The last environmentally friendly idea to inspire you comes from Villa Ljung by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur. This house uses pots of plants as the main decoration to beautify its living room. The selection of wooden furniture is also the key to making this room more environmentally friendly.
Photographer: Markus Linderoth