What is sustainability? It is not just a motto or a hashtag that we apply to our event furniture rentals for likes on social media, it is about living so that you meet your current needs while preserving the future for generations to meet theirs. Transitioning to a sustainable lifestyle has become easier over the years mainly due to technological advancements of “green products”.  In the past, you may have had to sacrifice comfort or modern living to achieve sustainability. Thankfully, this is no longer the case as companies integrate sustainable practices and materials into their products. Even better, the use of social media broadcasts the ease of adopting a sustainable lifestyle to the world. Now more people are becoming aware and are actively making sustainable choices.


Sustainability is becoming part of our culture and businesses have products and services which are influenced by sustainable ideals.  It’s seen in the cars we buy, the way we travel and the homes we purchase. On a smaller scale, it affects the food we eat and the clothing we wear.  These products are created using organic materials and fibers, which may be packaged using less waste. Even some event furniture rentals today have been inspired by sustainability. Designers are introducing natural materials into products brought to the market.


Green materials are also showing up more frequently in building design.  We see this reflected in the use of fabrics like linen, cotton, and wool on walls and décor.  Such textures are often seen on couches, chairs, chaise lounges, love seats, and other furniture.  Hard natural materials are very popular too. Marble, cement, stone, and slate are fashionable options for today’s furniture and building materials.


Sustainable furniture and decor have several advantages over the competition:

  • Cost.  Sustainable furniture is usually the more affordable choice compared to a similar, non-sustainable counterpart.
  • Aesthetics. The look of sustainable furniture and décor elements is incomparable.  The best faux wood cannot compare to real wood, bamboo or cork. Natural materials add a unique touch to the space that faux composites cannot match.
  • Environmentally friendly.  A sustainable home is not only about how it looks when photographed, it’s about the entire life cycle of the building materials and furniture.  How, and from where, the materials were source are just as important as how it looks in your home.  Sustainability also thinks through to the end of the product’s useful life.  Such furniture and materials create less waste than traditional products.  Perhaps it can be recycled or upcycled into something new.  Even if it cannot, it may be biodegradable.  From the beginning to the end, it should make as minimal an impact as possible on the environment.


Maybe you’re looking for a sustainable way to host a fashionable event or use sustainable furniture for your next party.  You might be interested in adapting to the lifestyle and want to dabble before committing to it 100%. Using eco-friendly event furniture rental is a chic way to indulge your green habits. Selecting furniture and décor made from natural elements brings a level of calm elegance you can’t get with faux materials.  Even better, you can mix and match furniture pieces to design a one-of-a-kind space that reflects your event’s true style. And DESIGNER8* has plenty of options to help bring these looks to life!

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