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Top 10 Cutting-edge Trends in Home Design

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Eco-friendly Design

We've been hearing the trumpet sounds about going green for several years now, and it is finally starting to catch on. Everywhere you look there are green, sustainable options for your home. Whether it's using rapidly renewable materials like bamboo flooring, adding energy-efficient lighting and appliances, or reusing and repurposing found objects, this design trend can help you reduce your carbon footprint and really make a difference. The increased demand for eco-friendly design has produced beautiful materials to choose from. Features such as recycled glass countertops and artwork made from salvaged wood and metal will help you create a striking and sustainable space.

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