Each year it gets more and more crucial to incorporate sustainability and more eco-conscious practices into our lifestyles. And this year is no different. We can do this in various ways. From the paint you put on your walls to the bed you sleep on, the design industry is introducing more sustainable design products each year.
Here’s a list of our 7 favorite eco-friendly interior design products for 2023.
A Mineral Based, Exterior Paint
When it comes to sustainable living, why not start from the outside and work your way in. DiVinci Painters‘ favorite eco friendly product is Romabio masonry paints. After starting with Romabio products a few years back, it quickly became a staple product for their team. Romabio is a mineral based product, contains no solvents, and has no toxic emissions. DiVinci loves the range of high quality products from lime wash finishes to solid brock coatings.
An Elite Mattress with Natural Fillings
The Vispring Elite Mattress, available through The Luxury Bed Collection, is a traditionally handcrafted mattress that is an ideal introduction to the world of Vispring with a Queen size starting at a competitive $4500. Its natural fillings wick away moisture to provide a hygienic, cool and deliciously inviting sleeping surface.
Completely renewable, the upholstery consists of exclusive natural fillings of bonded and blended Platinum Certified British fleece wool and cotton. The only man-made component, the metal springs, are fully recyclable after its extensive 30+ year life cycle. Seductive comfort for those who appreciate a soft yet supportive feel.
Durable, Sustainable Surfaces
When Chicago interior design firm Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors (SJI) works with a new client, sustainability, health, safety and welfare are always at the forefront of their minds. Specifying environmentally conscious products is particularly important to their firm, as the construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. It’s up to designers and architects to make informed choices. This is something registered interior designers have knowledge and experience with as part of the certification process to become a registered interior designer.
For SJI, Cambria Quartz Surfaces is one of their go-to products in terms of sustainability. Location is a major factor with sustainable practices, as freight and distance are factored into carbon footprint. Cambria is made in America. Quartz is one of the most common minerals on Earth and Cambria mines from a sustainable mine, which are backfilled after the quartz is extracted. 100% of the power is hydroelectric. 100% of the water used is recycled, saving 1.6 billion gallons annually. Cambria’s products are green guard certified meeting some of the world’s most rigorous third-party tests for low-emitting products which reduce indoor pollution and chemical exposure. Should we go on?
Plus, their products are easy to care for and easy to clean. They are durable, specified with confidence and come in a variety of beautiful options and colors. It’s no wonder Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors uses their products regularly in their designs. Pictured here is a bathroom designed by SJI which features Cambria counters, shower ledge and niche.
Home Accessories Made from Renewable Materials
Sustainability is the word! Arteriors, available through Casa Bella, uses eco-friendly bamboo, coco beads, and other renewable materials in their designs. One of our favorites is the Filimento Chandelier crafted of rattan.
Paint that Contributes to Indoor Air Quality and Keeps Your Walls Sanitized
Sherwin-Williams invests in sustainability to help grow their business with care, differentiate them in the marketplace, and make a positive impact on the world. Their SuperPaint® with Air Purifying Technology and SuperPaint® with Sanitizing Technology are both products from their Living Well ™ collection – where innovation and inspiration come together to turn your home into a haven of comfort, style, and well-being.
SuperPaint® with Air Purifying Technology contributes to cleaner indoor air quality by reducing volatile organic compounds from potential sources like carpets, cabinets, and fabrics. Its innovative technology helps break down unwanted odors, such as those from cooking, smoke, and pets. It also helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew through its anti-microbial agents which inhibit growth on the painted surface. This paint is available in 540 beautiful hues from the Living Well™ collection.
SuperPaint® with Sanitizing Technology keeps your walls sanitized 24/7. Painted surfaces deliver continuous and ongoing antibacterial action, remaining effective in killing greater than 90% of bacteria within two hours of exposure. This paint helps prevent the spread of bacteria on painted surfaces and provides rich, long-lasting color. It is available in 540 beautiful hues from the Living Well™ collection.
Add a Touch of Green and Wellness with Preserved Moss
A great eco-friendly product for 2023 is preserved moss, which was recently installed in a lobby remodel by CI Design + Build. There are so many benefits to preserved moss besides the obvious, beautiful design that it brings to a space.
Preserved moss is a simple way to bring greenery into any space as an alternative to live plants. It’s maintenance-free, no pruning or watering needed. While it looks and feels as if it’s living, it does not require sunlight or soil, and is water-conserving since it never needs watering. It is sustainably grown and will last for years. By incorporating preserved moss into your space, you will not only earn points towards WELL building certification, but it also provides biophilic benefits that promote wellness.
A Bed that’s Renewable, Adjustable and Improvable
Over 20 million mattresses and box-springs are disposed of every year in the U.S. As a Fourth Generation privately owned company, DUX of Sweden’s only responsibilities are to their customers, the quality and longevity of their product and to long-term the health of the planet.
The DUX bed’s innovative component design is built for longevity. The design is renewable, adjustable, and improvable – it changes as you change. The components are replaceable, and some even upgradable. Adjust the comfort as your needs change due to pregnancy, injury or aging; Restore the components due to damage, spills or wear; Refresh the bed with the release of new accessories and technological innovations.
Their renewable design means The DUX bed may just be the last bed you’ll ever own. This, coupled with the highest-quality materials and a 97 year heritage of Swedish craftsmanship, results in a bed that is made to last. And, simply put, the longer a bed lasts the fewer will end up in landfills.