Green Living Room Ideas
Living rooms are the hub of our homes and getting the design right for all the family isn’t always easy. Also, it becomes more challenging when you are looking for sustainable and ethical alternatives. For this reason, we created OKOS KOTI INSPIRE™. A collection of holistic interior design schemes that aim to bring inspiration and assist you in designing a healthy home.
Creating a green living room encompasses many things from sustainability to ethics also the visual interpretation of how certain materials, images and colours make us feel. This stunning wallpaper by Mind the Gap is oozing nature with immense lush greenery to the tropical birds perched amongst the foliage. Can you imagine unwinding in your living room surrounded by this visual it would make you feel at ease and at one with nature?
3. Leather Sofa
This modern take on a traditional button back chesterfield sofa looks “oh so stylish” and complements the bold print wallpaper perfectly. Made from recycled leather and filled with a combination of duck down and fibre.
This stylish rich ebony wood effect porcelain tile looks like the real thing. It is a green alternative from the get-go. With even more great benefits: porcelain is moisture resistant and can take enormous amounts of wear and tear, so, in theory, means this flooring could last you a lifetime, so, you better make sure you love it!
5. Wall Colour1
A rich earthy green paint Modern Bancha NO.298 will add depth to this green interior design. Farrow & Ball paints are water-based and classified as minimal or low VOC (volatile organic compounds). VOCs release pollutions into the atmosphere, and create bad indoor air quality, always use paint that has low VOC content.
6. Wall Colour2
A subtle off white paint James White No.2010 ideal for use on the ceilings as brilliant white can look quite stark in contrast. Farrow & Ball paints are water-based and classified as minimal or low VOC (volatile organic compounds). VOCs release pollutions into the atmosphere, and create bad indoor air quality, always use paint that has low VOC content.
Colour Therapy: Green
We associate the colour green with nature, it is the colour of renewal and rebirth. Thus, it helps us to feel calm and relaxed making a great colour choice for a living room.
7. Helve Hide Rug
This gorgeous Helve hide rug is ethically sourced, supplied by the Sami people, a nomadic tribe travelling across the fells of Sweden, Norway and Finland following the rhythm of the seasons.
8. Bamboo Light Shade
A beautiful bamboo light fitting with a slatted design will create numerous light patterns in the room. These lights would work well in groups as this fitting comes in various sizes. Also, bamboo is a sustainable crop as it is fast-growing and regenerates from its own roots.
10. Handwoven Dark Rattan Sunburst Mirror
This sunburst rattan mirror fits in perfectly with the green living room interior. Rattan a fast-growing sustainable material; furthermore manufacturing of this wood requires little production methods that pollute the environment.
Indoor plants clean the air help reduce the effects of exposure to indoor pollution. Plants absorb Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Such as formaldehyde which is found in many household products such as paint and cleaning materials. Also, plants remove toxins and neutralise dust, mould spores and allergens they help to keep the air fresh and make the environment feel uplifted. The snake plant produces oxygen and removes carbon monoxide at night, and this plant scores high on bug resistance and ease to grow, making this a great starter plant.
12. Statement Accent Chair
I have to say I do love an accent chair! Not only does a punch of colour in the room look stylish, but it is also great to have a little space to sit and read a book or just relax and take in your surroundings.
“I believe that creating a holistic home is not about striving for perfection just about trying to be more mindful.”