Whatever design trends you like to follow, your home needs to be as comfortable as it is beautiful and functional! Indoor air quality impacts you and your family’s well-being directly. Longterm exposure to poor air quality is detrimental to everyone’s health. Asthma and allergy triggers can lurk in your home, even with thorough and regular cleaning.
With a couple of key changes to your home interior design, you can drastically improve the indoor air quality of your home, as well as achieve a fresh new look. Reach out to Design Solutions for more residential, kitchen, and bathroom designs to better the aesthetic and function of your home!
Use Low or No-VOC Paints
VOC stands for “volatile organic compound,” which is found in many building materials, especially paints. The new paint smell comes from those VOCs releasing chemical gasses into the air. As you can imagine, this is irritating to our lungs and dangerous to inhale. Even days after applying new paint, the chemicals linger in the air even without the distinct smell. When buying new paint, choose formulas labeled low or no-VOC for your walls or cabinets. Non-toxic paints are more eco-friendly too.
Opt for Hypoallergenic Textiles
Hypoallergenic materials are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction or irritation. Swapping out bed linens and curtains change up the look of a room instantly, so try out a new hypoallergenic textile while updating the interior design look. Furthermore, there are several more hypoallergenic upholstery and furniture on the market than ever. Hypoallergenic fabrics are made without chemicals and are less likely to hold onto any allergens. Look for linen, hemp, or cotton labeled as such.
Install Tile or Hardwood Floors
Tile and hardwood floors come in various styles and finishes, so you won’t need to compromise on the look of your interior design to breathe easy. These types of flooring are easier to clean and won’t trap dander and allergens like carpet flooring. If you want something cozier on the ground and to add some personalized style, lay down some hypoallergenic area rugs.
Add House Plants
Using house plants is a fabulous way to add a fresh green color to your home. Plus, plants can act as a natural air purifier. The scientific community debates the effectiveness of using houseplants for air purification, but it can’t hurt, and plants make any house feel more like home. Getting creative with your planter choices are more decorative elements you can customize for your home design.
Extras Beyond Interior Design
If your goal at the end of the day is to improve indoor air quality, these interior design changes and tips can go a long way. Some additional methods are to open the windows once in a while and get an actual air purifier.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.