Aside from being a recyclable product, glass is finding its way into many homes now as a countertop material for a number of reasons beyond its inate eco-friendliness! There are a lot of pros to using glass – some of which you may not even realize! Glass is a cinch to keep clean because it is non-porous and super hygenic. It doesn’t stain, so don’t fret when you leave merlot rings on it from glasses left out from the party the night before.
Glass is also a very strong material when it is specifically used for countertops, with some manufacturers even saying its as hard as granite. It can also take the heat, so don’t worry about putting that hot frying pan on it straight from the stovetop!
Glass countertops in the kitchen or bathroom are not only eco-friendly and durable, they look absolutely gorgeous, giving your space an elegant and refined look that will last for years.
Is there anything more soothing and serene than a stroll through a beautifully lit, atmospheric green forest? Or a walk on a fall day through the orange, reds and browns of an autumn wood?
Even a day spent in the bare trees and white serenity on a winter walk can bring a busy mind to a quiet place. Trees and forest scenes just have a way of making any space look more relaxing and zen-like.
So its no surprise that designers and homeowners have latched on to the trend of papering their walls with forest themed or tree patterned wall paper and murals. There are so many gorgeous options available these days – whether you’re looking for actual images of trees, or a more artistic vision of a tree-filled vista. To add even more character to your walls, take a look at these 3D wall wallpaper flats!
I’ve gathered a collection of images that I hope will inspire you as you search for the perfect tree or forest wallpaper or wall murals! Enjoy!
More and more ergonomic experts agree: sitting all day isn’t great for your mind OR body. It’s not just hurting your back, neck and eyes – many scientists agree that sitting for hours at a time may do long term damage to your insides, too. One study suggests that sitting all day increases your risk of heart disease by up to 65%. Check out this infographic to see just how many issues arise from sitting at your desk, day in and day out.
For this reason, designers developed standing desks, or stand up desks, which are built so that you can stand and work at your computer, with the desk set at a height that is ideal for your posture. There are a number of different types – from free standing desks built specifically for standing, as well as conversion desks that easily switch between standing and sitting. You can even get a desk attachment that turns your current desk into a standing one, whenever you want! Have a look here to see a wide selection of standing desks that will meet your needs.
These kind of desks will help you avoid hosts of medical issues if you have a desk job, but its also good to keep in mind that you should try and stand up and move around if you are sitting all day. Set a timer to help remind you to do this, and you’ll save yourself from a lifetime of medical problems.
With the public’s design aesthetic leaning more and more towards an old fashioned, vintage look – lighting and lamps are one of the design elements most easily utilized for achieving this fantastic rustic modern look. Vintage lamps that house Edison bulbs have started showing up everywhere. You can find these gorgeous lightbulbs inside wrought iron globes and cages, in chandeliers, or just hanging from cords.
Because these light bulbs give off such a soft and pleasing light, they can be hung bare, and their antique look is the most popular trend in lighting design in homes, offices and restaurants. We’ve collected a gallery of images that show the huge variety of Edison Bulbs you can buy.
Your job site is your second home. Therefore, if there is any chance you can decorate it the way you want and save the planet at the same time, go for it.
You have unlimited options available to you if you are seeking a way to create an eco-friendly area that is yours and no one else’s. You can mix and match different colors and different materials that are all safe for the environment.
The following is a list of basic eco-friendly work space decor tips:
- Choose furniture that provides room for light to enter your room. This will reduce the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your workspace.
- When possible, invest in furniture made from recyclable materials. It will just help you feel better knowing that you are making use of what otherwise could be wasted.
- If you have a limited budget, you can buy high-quality furniture at thrift stores. You can find great deals to help decorate even the most contemporary offices and lobbies.
- Avoid buying and displayed plastic furniture or any accessories that are no-biodegradable and use too many of the world’s resources to create.
- Use creative ways to cover up seams and gaps along the walls. This can be a creative time for you while you prevent draft in your work space. This will further cut down the cost on heating or cooling the area where you complete all your necessary tasks.
One of the most beautiful trends in interior design of the last decade is ornate and beautiful wallpaper. Wallpaper design has seen a complete resurgence in popularity and we’ve seen it become the central design focus when used well in any room. There are a number of companies that now specifically produce incredible black and white designs for wallpaper – with a huge range of different patterns and designs. Often these will even have texturing added to create an even more dynamic look in your home. We also love the 3D wall flats that are becoming regularly seen in modern design. I have curated this image gallery to inspire designers and home owners who are thinking of wallpapering one or all of the walls in a specific room, be it a bedroom, kitchen, living room or even a bathroom. Enjoy!
There are lots of different types of amazing wallpaper, and more and more homeowners are deciding to decorate at least one of the rooms in their homes with wallpapering. A large majority of the ideas depend on the style of the homeowner. Some people choose simple themes. Others may be focused on much more complex themes and ideas for their wallpaper. Giant patterns, subtle lines, bold colors or even wallpaper that looks like bookshelves have gotten popular again as wallpaper makes a big comeback into the interior design world. You can even find some wonderful textured or three-dimensional wallpaper that will absolutely give your room a bold look!
We’ve put together a collection of images that we hope will inspire you as you search for the perfect wallpaper for your home!
Rooms decorated in green colors peculate an awareness of earth consciousness and reflects an appreciation for the outdoors. Whenever focusing on a natural green or a eco-living style home you need to think like mother nature by balancing feel and lighting with a triad of colors and textures. Green themed rooms that are themed around gentle natural earth tones bring to life a simplistic, and refreshing experience that enriches a sense of relaxation, peace and serenity.
The colors used for drapery, furniture and walls need to reflect and evenly distribute lighting that brightens a room to maximum potential. Use modern understated furniture that flatters with subtle elegance instead of bulky and darker furniture that can easily overpower a room. Highlight and splash areas using smaller decor to provide a hint of darker rich colors that flirt with they eyes and remind us of nature’s textures, such as the slate blacks, wisps of light ocean blues, and small specks of the vibrant reds. Use light colors of green for walls, and specially placed objects to unambiguously interweave it among other colors. As long as the majority of colors are natural and light, the greens will pop and draw the eye.
When you’re in high school or even college you most likely had posters and pictures covering your bedroom walls. Once you enter the real world and get a place of your own you generally want to re-create that feeling, but in a more “adult” way.
Let’s face it though, you still want cool wall art! It needs to be art you enjoy and that says something about your personality.
A good place to start for cool wall art is your own photo album! Many websites now offer the ability to import your own photos and order them in much bigger sizes suitable for framing. This means you can decorate your walls with photos of friends, family, your travels, or anything that inspires you.
Another great idea is online art prints. A lot of artists now sell prints online and you can find art depicting pretty much anything. If you’re into movies there are plenty of artists doing recreations of movie posters and original art inspired by movies.
Regardless of budget you can get yourself some cool, fun art for your walls easily now!
In many homes, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. Folks congregate in the kitchen to eat, drink and discuss everything from world affairs to where to get the best deal on tires. Contemporary kitchen decor ideas can help you create a kitchen you will be proud of.
Kitchen tables with glass or metal tops are a quick and painless way to add contemporary design to your kitchen. There is a wide range of modern kitchen dining table sizes to choose from nowadays, so even if you have just a small corner to fill you are likely to find the perfect table in the style you want.
Wall art is another popular way of updating a kitchen. And, you don’t just have to choose art that is kitchen-themed. In fact, one of the best ways to give your kitchen an edgy, contemporary flair is to pick colorful and eye-catching wall art themes that have nothing to do with cooking or the domestic routine.
Clocks, shelving and even tiles in geometric shapes are popular choices for contemporary kitchens. Colorful counter back splashes are also a quick and relatively inexpensive way to update your kitchen decor.