Using Metallics for Sustainable Interior Design

Sustainable Interior Design

As a society, we are becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment and most people are making a conscious effort to try and reduce theirs. Trying to be eco-friendly is entering every aspect of our lives – from what we eat to which laundry detergent we use. Creating a sustainable home can even extend to our interior design choices, selecting materials which are easy to recycle.

Which materials are sustainable?

Any material which is not single-use is more sustainable than a disposable material. The prime example is plastic – for instance, a metal spoon is more sustainable than a plastic one. A lot of plastics can’t be recycled and they often end up in landfill or the ocean, causing harm to wildlife and the environment. Timber is quite a sustainable material, as it can easily be recycled and reused a number of times. Metallics are a very sustainable material, as their durability means they last for years to come. If they are eventually needed to be thrown away, most metals can also be recycled very easily.

How do I utilise sustainable interior design?

By using sustainable materials in your home, you can achieve sustainable interior design. Using metal accessories is the best way to do this. Think of things in your home that might be plastic, such as furniture, cookware and light switch face plates. These are all things which can be made from metal – a much more sustainable choice.

This can be an interior design choice, as well as an environmental one. Certain metals have been very on trend in interior design recently, such as bronze and brass, so incorporating them into your room’s design will bring it up to date.

Which metals look best in interior design?

The metals you use depends entirely on the style you are trying to achieve. If you have a modern home with a sleek, sophisticated interior design style, metals with lighter gold hues are the way forward, such as brass. Brass looks great in both dark and light rooms and can be used almost as a highlighter, to pick out interesting elements in the room.

Bronze is perfect if you’re aiming for a more traditional interior design style. It has a heritage look which blends seamlessly in period homes. Small details in bronze can sometimes make the biggest effect, like light fittings or picture frames.

Metallics in interior design

If you’re looking for more sustainable interior design choices like bronze and brass lighting accessories, browse the finishes on our website. You can get in touch with us with order enquiries on 01483 713400 or info@wandsworthgroup.com

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