Building and decorating your home doesn't have to take a toll on the environment. Use these eco-friendly interior design tips, created by the Design Scape team, when decorating your home!
Use furniture made of natural materials
This sounds like it's going to be difficult to source natural materials, but it's easier than you think. When you think of "natural materials" think wood, ethically-sourced cotton, leather scraps, and recycled felt made from plastic water bottles. If you're looking to add wood, look for stores or independent woodworkers who use old crates to create their products. It's smarter to use existing wooden items rather than order a brand new, bespoke item that needs another tree.
The same goes for using leather scraps. You could create a hand-stitched statement leather couch by using the scraps of leather used to make handbags or couches.
Choosing ethically-sourced cotton is about standing up for the environment as well as workers... Continue Reading