Going Green – A Synthesis of Interior and Exterior
In an era where ‘going green’ is becoming a consistently rising trend, it was only a matter of time when this concept started to leak into the design industry. While most of the aspects of green design application are technical, there are a rising number of literal articulations that have started popping up with the progress in this direction. Where green living means having a relatively low carbon footprint on your surroundings as a human being, green design is an extension of this concept via all available renewable aspects of construction and technology in the industry.
Considering the amount of resources now available in this genre, the construction and design niche is following the trend of ‘green’ in leaps and bounds, trying to catch up with the repercussions of the industrial revolution on the world. The green tech. application for building exteriors has been especially successful in the form of vertical and roof gardens but when it comes to interior design, it has been especially hard to articulate this formula in a conventional way. But with the right technological advancement, you can now integrate the idea of green into your interiors in a pure and organic way. This synthesis of indoors and outdoors is not just a visual binary, but also a prospective garden scape of the future. Let us take a look at how this trend is synthesizing this concept in interior design nowadays.
Indoor gardening can reduce the carbon footprint by providing a viable green space that not only enhances the aesthetic of any space, but also makes it functional in the best of ways. A feature wall is one of the best ways to characterize this outlook. You have to use organic textures to make the vegetation seem at home, while incorporating a purely modern scheme at the same time. Admittedly it would be hard to create a hydroponic in an indoor space, so starting out with small planter features affixed to the wall is not a bad idea.
You can also use the concept of small terrain-iums or planters to create a uniquely green effect. Plant pragmatic indoor vegetables into terra cotta planters and use them as decoration. This would give you a creative outlet and as long as the plants get the requisite amount of sunlight, a functional, effective and carbon neutral food source.
Go big or Go home?
If a big foliage showcase is not your thing then no problem. You can use a decoy to enhance the green aspect of your interior while making it seem like an identity of its own. The image below provides the perfect depiction of this concept. Where the wooden backdrop is the perfect camouflage for the small amount of greenery that is definitely sporadic.
A uniquely new trend in the green design genre, hydroponics use an advance irrigation system that lets the plant life strive in the indoors with minimum effort. It is an expensive system and is for those who truly appreciate this ideology. The concept of hydroponics is mostly applicable to the vertical gardening genre, and needs to be specifically customized to suit the indoors.