Sustainability Meets Luxury with M+Co Living
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As always, the discussion of interior design trends is an incredibly popular topic. But there’s one element that people can’t seem to get enough of, and luckily, it will always be on trend, and that is sustainability. Sustainability in the interiors industry is on the rise and many brands are doing their part. We’re seeing an increase in ethically sourced pieces, revolutionary materials, and upcycled alternatives. The options are endless, and they don’t compromise on quality or aesthetics. We wanted to explore this topic, so, we’ve enlisted the help of M+Co Living, who knows a thing or two about combining sustainability with luxury.
What is Sustainable Luxury?
First things first, what is sustainable luxury? In the interior design world, this term refers to items, such as furniture and décor, that are less harmful to the environment while remaining beautifully designed and well-made. This could include pieces created from recycled and reclaimed materials or low-impact natural materials, like timber that has been certified.
“Our vision? Exemplary design that elevates and invigorates your lifestyle. At M+Co Living, we stock only the most carefully considered pieces that when combined tell a story that’s uniquely your own.”
- Michelle Davis, Creative Director M+Co Living
Achieving Sustainable Luxury
Achieving sustainable luxury is actually quite straightforward. There’s just a couple of things to consider:
Why Quality Matters
The whole point of sustainable luxury in your interiors isn’t to redo your entire space but to invest in pieces you love. This is where quality comes in. Quality pieces are usually incredibly designed and crafted, using the best products available. This is such an important element in sustainable luxury as you’ll be wanting to have these items for years to come. And, with quality items, they’re less likely to break or tarnish, meaning you can keep them in your home and out of landfill for longer.
Speaking of quality, and we’re sure you don't need reminding, the materials used on your furniture and décor also matter, a lot. Natural materials are usually the go-to but don’t rule out synthetic options just yet. Opting for pieces made from recycled materials, such as PET which is an ultra-soft fibre material made from recycled plastic, can also make a great addition to your home. Luckily, the popularity of sustainable luxury means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to materials. The variety of materials and palettes can add texture, comfort, and a heartwarming feeling to your space.
Pick Practical Pieces
Picking practical pieces is also an easy way to ensure you’ll have your furniture for longer. Not only will they last, but they’ll suit every phase of your lifestyle. Think classic couches that will continue to move with the times or even simplistically designed tables that can host small dinners to large family gatherings.