*** 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
* 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.