Sustainable Decorating: Chic Design and Eco-Friendly Practices is a book that will teach you how to create an ecological and chic decoration. You will find there decoration ideas for the house, the office and the outdoor spaces. This book will show you how to use environmentally friendly materials, natural products and ecological construction techniques to create a durable and chic decoration.

Sustainable decoration practices

Ecological decoration is a subject that interests more and more people. Indeed, consumers are more and more sensitive to the impact that their activity can have on the planet and they want to turn to environmentally friendly products.

Current ecology trends bring customers to want to buy sustainable products.

Eco-responsible decoration is a major trend which aims to involve people in environmental awareness and climate change.

People want to be part of the change, and that means that they must be involved in everything they do.

Eco-responsible decoration is a way for all of us to act against global warming.

When we choose our furniture, our objects or our furniture, we must take into account that these things have been manufactured by local craftsmen or by companies close to you and thus be able to know how they were manufactured and why they are so so good.

The world quickly changes around us, so consumption modes must change quickly too.

There are so many options available now – there are so much more than ever! When you use your imagination to create a space that reflects your personal style, you must take into account different factors such as energy efficiency, sustainability and noise pollution (noise).

Happy young woman remaking shelf in her new flat. Concept of reusing materials and sustainable

Handmade decorations, way more sustainable !


The beauty and style of lasting interiors

You want your interior to be a wellness and relaxation space.

Do you want to carry out ecological decoration work, but don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to allow you to develop your interior while respecting the principles of sustainable development.

The choice of materials The materials used during a renovation project must be durable and environmentally friendly. For this, it is important to favor local raw materials. For example, wood from recycling allows a lower carbon balance that from Asia or South America. Indeed, manufacturing and transport are more expensive than when wood comes directly from local forests.

When you carry out an ecological renovation project, it is important to integrate systems that allow easy recycling as well as effective management of the resources necessary for production (water, energy).

The use of ecological paintings such as natural clay paint for example allows good management of the chemicals used during the manufacturing process and therefore a considerable decrease in the risk on human health in the event of inhalation or contact with the skin.

The choice of colors The color plays an important role in creating a pleasant atmosphere.

Light colors tend to alleviate spaces while darker those tend to visually increase the apparent volume.

Ecological and durable materials

Ecological decoration is a trend that grows. Indeed, the materials used in the manufacture of furniture and objects are increasingly durable and environmentally friendly.

Vegetable products such as wood, straw or hemp are very popular.

Recovery is also a way to turn to natural materials.

Sometimes it is sometimes enough to create a friendly and personalized space.

When you buy new furniture, it is important to choose a sustainable and environmentally friendly material.

Wood is often privileged for its noble and natural appearance, but you should know that this is not the case for all essences: some can be recyclable or treatable in order to be usable in construction (like PIN). Also note that there are different kinds of wood: some are rot -proof (they resist time) while others must be treated against xylophagous insects (which attack wood).

The general idea to remember is that the choice of material should be based on its durability, its ease of maintenance and its aesthetic appearance.

Man working during process of furniture manufacturing

Make decoration or furniture with ecological materials


The importance of sustainable furniture and accessories

Ecological decoration is a style that is characterized by the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, wool or even vegetable fibers.

Durable furniture and accessories are therefore privileged.

There are different types of sustainable furniture: FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wooden furniture (Program for the Endorsment of Forest Certification), they come from sustainably managed forest operations. In this same perspective, the chairs and tables in solid oak are particularly appreciated for their robustness and their long lifespan.

Durable accessories can be curtains or cushions made from natural fabrics such as organic wool or cotton. We also find the jute carpets, a textile fiber obtained from latex from a tropical tree named Hévéa.

There are also decorative objects made from recyclable materials such as cork, for example to make original environmental lamps!

Mature man at home working on old renewed furniture. Concept of sustainability lifestyle

Renewing instead of throwing away


make the most of ecological materials

Ecological materials are materials that do not harm the environment.

They are recyclable, easy to clean and reusable. These characteristics make a good choice for responsible decoration projects, in particular in the context of the implementation of a sustainable building.

Ecological materials can be classified into three categories: “green” materials, “brown” materials and “yellow” materials.

The former are those who contribute to maintaining ambient air quality (toxic gases and particles), while the latter (dust) increase the risk of allergy in some people. Finally, some harmful paintings can also cause respiratory problems in some people sensitive to chemicals.

It is therefore important to pay attention to the different components of the materials used for interior decoration in order to have a better quality of life inside the building where you live or work.

Environmental and natural resources protection

The protection of the environment and natural resources are at the heart of the concerns of individuals concerned with sustainable development.

Energy savings and recycling have become a major issue for industrialized countries.

Sustainable Decorating: Chic Design and Eco-Friendly Practices is an ecological design book that presents the latest trends in sustainable decoration, and which explains how to create a environment respectful of the environment. He offers ideas to design a house that is both beautiful and efficient on the energy level.