Our living rooms are our place for retreat, for tranquility, and family time, relaxing on comfy sofas and our favorite armchairs. The sole intent is for the space to feel calm and harmonious with whatever little we can afford. Contradictory to the age-old idea of a classy or expensive living areas, there is so much we can do by taking inspiration from across the globe, while keeping nature and eco-friendliness in mind.
Renovating and transforming an already established house or room may not be possible, but a little revamping here and there can make a lot of difference. For example, finishing the walls with eco-friendly lime plaster for a rugged/natural look, softening the floors with natural rugs, replacing the old wooden windows with black steel-framed ones and double glazed doors for the industrial vibe. Here are some ideas that can be implemented for a natural living area.
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Sourced Furniture for Living Rooms
Haven’t we bought too many expensive furniture already? Only to find that the trend constantly changes every two to three years. To be honest, there is no shame in hunting for second hand furniture (of course, in good condition), that are sourced at flea market or inherited shops. We all know how durable these old pieces are compared to the use-for-few-years items we get today.
Bamboo furnitures for living rooms
Retro bamboo armchairs are one of the great add one to the living room and also the dining area. Clubbing these with handmade felt cushions and knitted wool throw add a homely touch to it, especially for winters. From a styling point of view, plywood makes a great backdrop for a stylish seating area with rattan armchairs and wooden tables in living rooms. Including natural elements in our home can give it a whole new meaning.
Wanted more greens in and around the house is a sign of eco-friendliness. Irrespective of the kind of house you live in, there is always an option of a movable green display. In case you don’t have an appealing view out of the window or your balcony, you can always make use of those rustic hanging houseplants for a similar effect. Adding natural details like botanical prints with wooden frames on white or neutral wall can bring so much life in living rooms.
Recycled Vases in Living spaces
Recycled glass bottles (wines or pressed juices) work great as vases. Arranging them alongside a pretty vintage glass vase will surely bring in a glow of the classic 60s. There are plenty of DIYs out there to turn these regular bottles into beautiful vases. Just throw in some flowers and foliage from your garden and let it do its
Bonus – Keeping aside the reservations, using salvaged items is an amazing idea to restyle your interior without causing any negative environmental impact. While it may not be possible for you to find legit local salvage dealer around the city or even a little farther, you might want to check online for companies that can do this kind of sourcing. You also have these architectural reclamation yards that collect sustainable and organic materials like metal, stone and wood. Great option to go eco-friendly and natural.