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Nowadays, the consequences of global warming have finally shown up and triggered many people’s concerns about our planet. Realizing how important the preservation of natural resources is, many people started using eco-friendly products and appliances. There are numerous decisions we can make in order to save our planet. There is a wide range of things we can possibly do, from recycling or low-budget everyday products, such as paper bags to energy-saving windows.

 

Energy Efficiency

Today, the term “Energy Efficiency” is used more and more. It doesn’t refer to the reducing or renouncing something in order to preserve energy. On the contrary, the same service can be provided by using less energy. This is probably the main idea of the modern time, when you need to invest more work into something that will be highly beneficial for the entire planet.

However, building eco-friendly houses, people would contribute to the preservation of our nature a lot. All around the world, especially in more developed societies, eco-friendly buildings, bridges, or even skyscrapers are being built. Many large corporations started rising such constructions in order to provoke people’s consciousness, and it proved as a great idea. There are numerous people who decided to sell everything they had and to invest all money in an eco-friendly house building.

 

What does an eco-friendly house entail?

The industry of ecologically- friendly homes is based on the newest innovations that enable us construct our homes using eco- materials and techniques. Everything in such houses, from their very bottom to the roof is meant to be energy-saving.

For example, wind turbines represent an alternative energy source. Modern turbines are quiet and their size depends on the energy they must produce.

Even lighting should be appropriate. Instead of using an incandescent lamp, a compact fluorescent lamp should be used.

Solar panels on the roof, which convert solar energy to electricity, are one of the most prominent characteristics of green homes.  Solar windows are also of great importance, since they don’t let heat leave our homes through them. Also, insulation plays a great role when it comes to eco-friendly homes. There are two things you need to pay attention to- the insulation of your walls and loft. Underfloor heating systems are gaining an immense popularity lately. Such floors require much lower temperatures for heating the rooms and that is how they manage to save our energy.

It is also worth mentioning that many home appliances, such as fridges or ovens tend to pollute out environment, thus, their eco versions are highly recommended.

Finally, you should pay attention to the gardening because by growing your own vegetables, you won’t need any kind of its delivery, which will again lower the emission of harmful carbon.

 

Types of eco-friendly houses

There are numerous types of eco-friendly houses, usually based on their structure and materials that are used. .

There are numerous types of houses that are built out of natural materials, such as wood or stone, which are becoming more and more popular.

Large recycled shipping containers could also serve as a modern ecologically- friendly homes. Such houses could contain one shipping container or be a mixture of several ones.

Passive solar houses have been considered as the best possible solution, since they contain everything that was previously mentioned. They are well-isolated and have numerous solar panels, thus, they are able to produce and save the sufficient amount of energy. The perfect example for passive eco-homes is 100% Eco Green House at Costa Rica.

Earth-sheltered eco-houses are in a way, a modern type of dogouts, since they are dug into the hill or even buried. Although their position might sound strange for the modern times, such houses are well-insulated and warm during whole year.

Finally, there are Concrete form houses, where concrete is literally poured into polystyrene forms. One such example is Tepoztlan’s Tubohotel, which is very cheap because it is made out of recycled concrete tubes.

Finally, through the aforementioned examples of most popular types of eco-homes, we actually realize that the future of Earth is in our hands only. Depending on our further actions and tendencies, we can save our planet or keep ruining it.

 

Everyone has their dream house. A place you would live in if you were rich. Most of us cannot afford such luxury. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. You can mimic their design ideas and integrate them into your own house. Lets get started.

 

Chandler’s living room

Mathew Perry has got style. His living room is cozy and tidy. You can achieve this too without having to spend a ton of money. It is all about the colors. Pick any color you like and combine it with white! You can see how the brown carpet matches the color of the wooden table. The table itself is great because it doesn’t take up too much space. There are other things you can try. Buy or make a sculpture and put it in the corner of your room. You will immediately notice some improvement.

 

John Abraham’s kitchen

Light placement can do wonders for your kitchen. Simple designs can be improved with the use of spotlights. Focus them on the most important parts of your kitchen. Parts of it that are less important will remain in shadow. This gives the illusion of an interesting paint job. Did you ever think about putting some plants inside your kitchen? It is a great idea! Place a led light bulb into the plant pot and see how it affects your mood. Green is perfect for relaxation. It will keep you calm while you make dinner.

 

Intelligent design

Bryan Cranston owns a magnificent house. It features a brilliant open plan living area. Vibrant orange color accents are cleverly placed to contrast overall greyness of the space. Cushions in the lounge are the same color as the chairs in the kitchen. This helps connect the different areas of the open plan. The combination of the two colors is very powerful.

Paintings can also add a lot of character and warmth to a particular space. A wide painting just above the cupboard will look great! Choose paintings which go well with the existing colors. They can fill up empty spaces and serve as a positive distraction.

 

Simply beautiful

Lance Armstrong’s house is not a high tech mansion. On the contrary, its simplicity is what makes it appealing. Outside walls are plain and white. The roof extends over the garden furniture. A well cut lawn stretches around the house. All of this is put together in a tasteful manner. Get this kind of garden furniture for yourself if it matches the style of your home. Wood can be replaced by metal if necessary. Always think about what colors go together but be careful not to let the furniture get wet.

 

Have fun!

This is the most important thing about design. It should be a blast. It should induce positive feelings. After all, you are the one who has to live there so better give it your best shot! Pay attention to details and colors. If you see a certain piece of furniture that you like, try to make a replica of it. Hire someone cheap. The results will be amazing. It is not difficult to rearrange your home. Just make sure to do it according to your personal needs and desires. This is how you will transform our house into a piece of art.

 

 

Modern crib is simply not complete without some cool artwork to bring in some style and life to it. It seems that art has never been so available in all its forms, especially when it comes to interior design.

The rules and trends about art pieces are flexible now and there are some very interesting art pieces that could easily find place in some of the modern style cribs.

Here are some examples of this cool modern day art.

Inside Graffiti

Urban style looks really cool. So, it comes logically to try and bring in some of the street art inside. This is a very cool and a very interesting example for it.

This is Chris Brown’s apartment in which he left a really awesome graffiti piece on the wall. Those bright colors are well supported by pretty basic and dark color of the floor and furniture and the light is just perfect for that street charm. The whole apartment is just fun because of it.

 

Graffiti
image credit: frontdoor.com

 

Wall Sculptures

When there is enough space and the design of the room allows it, a way to go with the sculptures nowadays is to make them into wall sculptures. In that way, it seems like a fusion of wall painting and sculpture and the texture and the ambiance that such artwork creates makes the home a very interesting place to be at.

This third dimension added to the place on which you expect to find a painting is just the touch of modern at that makes it interesting and more enjoyable.

Wall Sculpture
image credit: realsearchri.com

 

Artsy Furniture

Modern art is all about blending, redefining, reinventing and making new uses of the old things. Therefore, it is easy to imagine that some forms of contemporary art pieces can very well and very easily serve as furniture.

In that way, you get usable art that brings in style and adds real quality to your everyday life. We all know about the big, red, lip shaped, pop art sofa. Here is something in that direction and how such stuff look in modern versions of home.

You need a really big place to have this sculpture in, but if you consider that it can be used as a bed or a type of sofa at the same time, it seems a bit easier to decide on using it in your home.

However, the really cool design of it justifies the space it will take up.

Artsy Furniture
image credit: gizmag.com

 

Another chair like that is this lovely rattan chair. Its form resembles a real sculpture, while it is obvious that it is still furniture. However, not only does it look good, but it also redefines the way you sit and keep your entire body while you talk to somebody.

You have to lean over and turn. This forces you to pay attention to the person with whom you are communicating. This is a far more artistic piece of furniture that it may seem on the first glance because of this function that it has.

Artsy Furniture
image credit: architectureartdesigns.com

 

Modern Day Animal Trophies

Of course, you won’t go killing animals and severing their heads just to put them on the walls. Something like that would be totally inexcusable.

However, we all know that there used to be such way of decorating homes and it is fun to see the modern version of art that communicates with that old style of decoration and still introduces the modern form, material and look in general. Wyatt Ellison has made this elegant and interesting bear head to be mounted on the wall.

It is just a perfect piece for a modern home that wants art with a good message but not too pretentious so that it can still find its place in a home rather than in a gallery.

Modern Animal Trophies
image credit: cmybacon.com

Outro

If you want a very elegant and cool look for your crib today, it means that the art that you are bringing in and choosing to be a part of your everyday life has to be thought provoking but it also needs to stay within the limits of the interior design and not overstep it as too much art in home renders it useless and misses out the point of art.

And of home.