Best Ideas and Tips For Sustainable Design + Massive Give Away

*** UPDATE ***

Winner of the give away is Annette Aarre Dalsgaard


Sustainable design for the interior is not easy. But it is getting more and more sought after by many people, as we are finally starting to comprehend that we do not have unlimited resources on this planet, and that we are running out quickly. Many fashion brands are already doing a great job, houses are built in sustainable materials and cars are becoming more and more fuel efficient – some are even powered solely by electricity – but the sustainable interior used to lag a bit behind. Luckily it is catching up now, so we can all be environmentally conscious when we are decorating too.

Here are a few of my best ideas and tips for sustainable design.


  1. Chose a kitchen or bathroom fixture, where you can save water easily. Such as GROHE’s EcoJoy, which is designed to reduce water and energy consumption, without losing comfort or convenience. Or if you love sparkling water, you can chose a fixture that lets you make sparkling water directly from the tab, instead of using unnecessary resources on buying bottled water in stores. Check my post on how much you actually save with a fixture like this. It really doesn’t have to be boring to save on your water bill, quite the reverse actually. Grohe’s new fixtures saves you 1000s without you even noticing that you are in fact saving water. The new Blue Home collection is very modern and minimalistic, and suits pretty much all styles if you ask me, it is even produced with 80% recycled metal. It doesn’t have to be boring to decorate with sustainable designs.
  2. Buy furniture from companies that actually have an environmental policy. On more of the major brands websites, you can find information on how they work towards only using 100% renewable energy, only uses LED in their lighting, or only purchase wood from sustainable forestry.
  3. Stop just using and throw out. You know what they say, one mans trash another mans treasure. I am sure that almost no matter what you want to get rid of there is someone out there who would love it, so instead of just dumping it in the trashcan for burning, upload a picture of your ”trash” on craigslist or Facebook, ask friends or put a note up in your neighborhood, maybe one of your neighbors are looking for just the chair you are planning on driving to the junk yard. And of course, use the same advise when you are looking for furniture, try shopping second hand instead of always buying new – it will give your home soul, counter all your new designs and finally add more personality, which is one of the hottest buzz words right now.


So I am guessing you are also curious for that massive give away. As I teamed up with Grohe to run this little 2 post series, we are of course giving away. One of your dear followers can win one (1) Grohe Blue Home starter kit, which includes fixture and everything else you need to get started. You do have to install it yourself. You also need to make sure you have room for the cooler (around 30 cm.) beneath your sink and power within reach too.


What you have to do?


Just leave your best sustainable tip below + which of the two version of the Blue Home you want – chrome or steel.


* The give away runs up to and including Sunday 4th 4PM (GTM+1). The winner will be announced in this post and receive an email. The winner will be chosen randomly by me and cannot be exchanged into cash. The price will be delivered as soon as possible. // Open to Danish residents only.

Posted in partnership with Grohe. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.

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  • Reply
    Annette Aarre Dalsgaard
    May 30, 2017 at 20:04

    My best sustainable tip is not to buy water on bottles and with this product from Grohe, its now a walk in the park to serve fresh delightful cold water for everyone 😀 I would love the one in Steel

  • Reply
    May 30, 2017 at 21:47

    Have friends with kids age just above and below your own, the clothes can then just be cycled through the kids
    I would love the one in chrome

  • Reply
    Tina KH
    May 31, 2017 at 09:09

    I live at the countryside, I dont trash anything.
    I use everthing more than ones, I collect water in the garden, I plant that I eat, I take care of my animals, the bue onæly little.
    We try to use our clothes in different ways and I can sew and make it totaly different.
    I have suncells at my roof and use this energi to get warm and warm water to the house.
    I live øko.
    Wish you a lovely summer and hope the world can be a better place!

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 10:03

    Recycle as much as possible. We sort through plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, electronics, the works. In the fall we will start sorting our bio-waste as well. We give good old clothes to charity or friends with younger kids and the worn old clothes is handed in for recycling. We never buy plastic bags, but always carry tote bags. And we try to teach our kids to value experiences instead of materialistic goods.
    I would love the fixture in steel 😉

  • Reply
    June 2, 2017 at 12:25

    My best sustainable tip? No bottled water of course! And for a sparkling water freak like me, this awesome Grohe invention is just what I need 🙂
    PS. If I won, I’d love the Grohe ‘L-tud’ in the color ‘Supersteel’. Here’s to dreaming!

  • Reply
    Peter Eskam
    June 2, 2017 at 19:10

    Wash your clothes on a temp. lower than normal. Your clothes are probably not that dirty anyway. 🙂

  • Reply
    June 4, 2017 at 04:16

    Smider dåser osv på genbrugspladsen. Selvom jeg ikke er det store havemenneske, har jeg lidt afgrøder i min lille have 🙂

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 04:17

      Stål 🙂

  • Reply
    Line M.
    June 4, 2017 at 09:42

    Donate your clothes to a charitable organization, or sell it when you don’t wear it anymore. Production of clothes demands massive ressources, so why not either give it away to someone who needs it more than me, or sell it to reduce production costs.

    If I’m the lucky one, I would choose the beautiful one in steel.

  • Reply
    Charlotte Torp
    June 4, 2017 at 10:55

    -Drop plastikposerne og brug et net i stedet.
    Jeg kunne godt tænke mig den i krom.

  • Reply
    Line Madsen
    June 4, 2017 at 11:06

    Giv det videre – hvis du ikke selv skal bruge det mere. Om det så er tøj, møbler eller andet godt andre kan få gavn af.
    Det skulle være den i krom 🙂

  • Reply
    Mikkel Bjerrum
    June 4, 2017 at 20:41

    Stop wasting food! Use all the leftovers in the fridge for a creative dinner. Grow your own greens on the balcony and in the garden – and use the herbs from your own little garden to spice up the tap water instead of buying expensive water from the stores – mentha is an excellent choice 🙂

    • Reply
      Mikkel Bjerrum
      June 4, 2017 at 20:42

      I’m hoping for the one in steel 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisbeth Kiel
    June 4, 2017 at 20:45

    Jeg elsker loppemarkeder – både at købe og at sælge.
    Tanken om at tingene bliver genbrugt i stedet for at blive kasseret er rigtig god både af hensyn til miljøet og min pengepung – og jeg elsker, at mine møbler og tøj gemmer på en historie.
    Måske blev kjolen båret på den første date med hendes kommende mand. Spisebordet var muligvis det første køb til deres fælles hjem ❤

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