2017 Green Products & Trends
Sustainable home design is not just an expensive trend that only the wealthiest can afford. Contrary to popular belief, there are ways you can “greenify” your home without spending a fortune. In a report issued by the National Association of Home Builders, it was mentioned that approximately 31% of today’s home builders choose to go green when decorating in proportion of 60%. Whether you’re new to the eco-friendly concept, or you’ve been doing it for quite some time now, the following trends will help transform your home into a fresh, breathable, and modern environment that everyone will appreciate.
Automating your home is an innovative way of cutting back costs on your monthly bills. With the help of the IoT (internet of things), homeowners can invest in smart gadgets with all sorts of useful functions. In sustainable building, the concept of a “smart home” has gone mainstream. Thanks to advanced technology, we can now use an iPad or smartphone to turn on the coffee machine remotely. Prices for smart devices have gone down, and increasingly more people now afford to make investments in advancedtechnology that looks sleek and modern. Smart lighting and automated heating systems use Wi-Fi to increase a home’s functionality, while at the same time boosting its overall appeal.
Green is a sought-after color that can make any home look fresher. Homeowners should invest in potted plants and seasonal flowers to add a touch of ingenuity, and convey a sense of nature inside the home. Before spending any money on potted plants, it’s best to assess how much natural light you have in a 24-hour interval. This will help you decide from a bonsai and a cactus, for example.
Apart from plants and flowers, you can emphasize on the green with decorations. Mint is a trendy shade that goes very well on the walls. A darker green hue works best for the shades and curtains. To complement the effect, it might be a good idea to blend the green with accents of dark brown. This will add an earthy feel to your home that guests will instantly fall in love with.
One of the smartest ways of redecorating your home with green elements (without spending a fortune), is with accessories. We’re talking about rugs, throw pillows, flower vases, chic storage boxes, bowls, candles, and books. This season, homeowners have developed a fondness for different shades of green. The color palette is vivid, and it can bring a space to life without demanding substantial investments.
An ivory living area with accents of white, for example, may seem too blunt and boring. It’s ok to want your home to exude cleanness, but it’s nice to have a pop of color here and there just to add a bit of movement, and make your home feel comfortable too.
Coffee table design
Sometimes all you need to make your home décor pop is redecorate the coffee table. Add green elements to the mix, and decorate with candles, terrariums, and books. Table linens are also an excellent idea. To complement the design, place a fluffy rug under the table. It will look amazing if the coffee table is made of glass.
When redesigning the home, going organic is yet another way of bringing out the green allure. Choose bamboo or Egyptian cotton for the curtains and shades in the living room. The bedroom should be your sanctuary. It has to exude a sense of comfort and relief. Organic linens can help; these are free of chemicals, not to mention that they guarantee proper sleep.
Decorating your home with green elements doesn’t have to be overly expensive. All you need to do is think outside the box. Green is the star color of the season. It can be used to convey a sense of eco-friendliness. Use variations in the living room and bedroom, and try not to go overboard. If you want to include plants into your home, stick to air purifying plants in the living, and aromatic herbs in the kitchen. There are lots of ideas you can use, although at the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference.