Using natural materials is good for the planet. Credit: Shutterstock

29. Natural Materials and Sustainability

With so many documentaries out there like David Attenborogh’s A Life on Our Planet educating the masses, people are finally waking up to the fact that we need to do something about sustaining the Earth’s natural resources. One of the many things we can do to help is to use natural materials. Furniture made out of wood or bamboo lasts longer, but it also breaks down naturally in the landfill, should you ever decide to throw it away later on.

People are also becoming more aware of cutting down on plastic containers, and so much more. If you would like to see an example of a home that has seamlessly incorporated natural resources, check out our breakdown of how to copy the vibe of Jessica Alba’s Living Room