Sustainable design trends for a greener 2023

    Going green has been an essential part of home design since the realisation that every little bit goes a long way in preventing climate change. 

    From recycling to green roofing and energy-efficient solar panels, Seeff shares the latest sustainable design trends to transform your home environment into an eco-friendly paradise.

    1. Natural materials

    Recycling can be done in many forms. From upcycling wine corks to be used as wall panels or flooring, to stacking egg cartons as unique side tables and stools, you can get creative with how you choose to style your home. When incorporating sustainable design trends into your home, change your perspective on what is waste and what is worth re-using. Natural fibre materials have taken the furniture game by storm and you can fill your home with the likes of rattan, wicker, bamboo, cane and more.

    There is a variety of different recycled materials to choose from when designing your ideal eco-friendly home. Colour palettes for natural fibre furniture tend to be earthy tones that reflect nature and surrounding elements. 

    2. Eco-interiors

    The new trends in interior design have changed the way our homes operate as well as how they look. With the advent of energy-efficient appliances, smart glass, skylights and large windows your home can now feel like a sanctuary. 

    Green design ensures that natural resources found in our environment are used in a manner that doesn’t exhaust its supply. Sustainable design ensures that the interiors and exteriors of a home impact how we build to secure a better future for the coming generation.

    Solar panels are one of the ways you can incorporate sustainability with green design in your home. It is a cost-effective solution that provides a wealth of benefits in the long run. As a practical, and sustainable alternative to a conventionally powered home, you have a reduced risk of fire and your living space is liberated from the electricity grid.

    3. LED lighting

    Using LED lights at home is a popular sustainable design trend because this lighting is both stylish and eco-friendly. LED lights provide several benefits; including energy efficiency, a long life span and low heat radiation.

    Along with an exceptional colour range, LED lights are available in a variety of styles, so you are certain to find the perfect lighting solution for your home.

    minimal eco-friendly home design with indoor plants and armchair against white wall

    4. Minimal eco-design 

    Minimalist design inspiration works well when it comes to sustainable living. The decluttering of a home leads to discovering ways in which space can be used more efficiently. Minimalism can add to the feeling of greener living. Enhance natural lighting and highlight greenery by growing your own mini herb garden on your kitchen windowsill or placing leafy pot plants around the entrances and exits of your home. This allows oxygen to circulate and creates a refreshing, inviting breeze in your home. 

    5. Green roof system

    One of the most exciting, sustainable trends is the green roof system. This type of roofing provides a host of benefits including ample rooftop protection, temperature regulation and even air purification. In 2023, practicality matters just as much as the aesthetics of your eco-friendly abode. Green roof systems are available in several styles to suit the specifications of your home.

    The installation of a green roof system is the perfect eco-friendly design solution to complete your sustainable home environment.

    sustainable home design with indoor plants around bed and couch

    With sustainable design trends becoming commonplace in residential homes, Seeff has you covered with the latest design ideas to keep you ahead of the eco-friendly curve.

    "Please note: All building conversions and renovations must always be subject to local bylaws and building regulations."

    Author: Seeff Property Group
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