Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly With These Simple Design Tips

Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly With These Simple Design Tips

When it comes to redesigning our homes, there are several factors that we like to consider. In recent years, green living has become an increasingly important aspect.

More and more homeowners are opening their eyes to the benefits of an eco-friendly property. Here are a few tips to make yours better for the environment without sacrificing any of the luxuries that you desire.

Got Wood?

One of the easiest ways to create a greener home is to incorporate wood into your designs. After all, the process of manufacturing wooden furniture causes less strain than other materials.

Most families will consider a wooden table in the dining room. But you can also add louvre doors and other items to your design plans. Even if you aren’t too bothered about green living, they will add character to the room.

Using wood will give the home a distinct look and is a great feature for making a house feel like a home. The fact it’s often the better option for our environment is a huge bonus too.

Use Solar Energy

We understand that living a greener lifestyle isn’t your only priority. While the home should primarily be for living, most homeowners like to think about their property’s financial value too.

There are a number of home improvements that will actively increase the value of your home. However, adding solar panels will also send your eco-friendly levels through the roof. You’ll be making a huge difference to the environment while you’ll be saving money on your energy bills too.

Let’s face it, you’ll take satisfaction from this public display of green living too.



A major part of living a more eco-friendly life is to make the most out of your available resources. This concept can easily be incorporated into your designs, and upcycling could be the key to boosting your green living. It will also boost your bank balance too.

Turning old items into something new will add a unique charm to the home too. The garden is a particularly affluent space to use these ideas. But you can also add a quirky flavour to a child’s bedroom by upcycling old toys to make decorative items.

Meanwhile, you could also save money on furniture by buying from second-hand stores and upgrading the work. You’d be surprised at the difference that a little love and attention can make.

Turn Up The Heat

Keeping a solid temperature is a basic human need, and your home must promote this if you want it to be comfortable. After all, nobody wants to spend the winter months wrapped up in four jumpers and a coat.

The obvious ways of improving your insulation are to install double-glazed windows and fix any issues with the roof. However, simple design tips like leaving radiators unobstructed will make a noticeable impact too.

It might sound strange, but another great piece of advice is to decorate the room in warm colours like red and orange. Our perceptions of a room can change our relationship with it dramatically. Lowering energy will be good for you and the environment. Besides, it’s a great excuse to get the paint brush out.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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