How to make your interiors eco-friendlier:
We are all becoming more aware of changing our habits to become eco-friendly. If you are interested in finding out about how you can make your home and interiors more eco-friendly, then read on!
1. I would recommend avoiding decorating with products that contain VOC. Farrow & Ball is one of my favourite brands for decorating, as they use water-based paint, meaning they are perfect for my interiors business.
2.Try to use natural materials whenever possible. My favourite natural materials, which are particularly sustainable, are: wood, stone, ceramic and bamboo. I would recommend avoiding plastic, vinyl, polyester and metals.
3. Always reuse and recycle! I love to paint old pieces of furniture, rather than buying new. Upcycling a piece of furniture, stops it being sent to landfill and is also cost-effective.
4.Use more plants. Plants offer such natural beauty and filter out harmful chemicals from the air. I think they bring any home to life.
5.Look for natural recycled fabrics. For example, I have an amazing range of fabrics made from TV screens and some velvets made from bamboo!
6. Scour charity shops, antique and flea markets. I’ve always loved finding unique pieces for my home and it can be a very rewarding and cost-effective way to shop.
7. Switch to energy-efficient LED light bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
8. Buy from eco-brands. I have listed some of my favourites below:
Anemone and Basilic.
Form lifestyle store
9. Avoid using toxic cleaning products to clean your home. There is a lot of information online providing advice about the best natural ways to clean your home and there are some amazing products out there!
10. Revamp your kitchen rather than renew it. I do this often in my job and my clients are amazed at how good it looks and it saves a lot of money too.
Deborah Fitz Interiors: