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The Sustainable Home

Easy Ways to Live with Nature in Mind

Ida Magntorn



ISBN: 9781911682110

Price: £ 14.99

Publication date: 7 April 2022

Category: Design

Inspiration and tips for creating a sustainable home without compromising on style.

In The Sustainable Home, interiors writer and photographer Ida Magntorn shows how to create a harmonious, beautiful and functional home that is sustainable in the long run. Taking inspiration from real homes, and following the motto reuse, reduce, recycle – Ida shares new ways to think when decorating – combining low environmental impact with individual style.

Room by room, she offers practical and positive advice to create a greener home, including:

  • Clever ways to eco-boost the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and laundry
  • Choosing natural paint colours and lighting that will save energy and boost your mood
  • Where to find great second-hand furniture (and best options if you buy new)
  • Inspiration for changing up your décor without buying anything
  • How to go on a plastic diet
  • A guide to locally sourced plants and flowers to green your air and how to propagate them
  • How to make your own cleaning products without chemicals
  • How to sort your waste

Big changes and small tweaks sit side by side, with the aim to make everyday life as free from toxins and as eco-friendly as possible. Illustrated throughout with photographs of homes that are both sustainable and aesthetically pleasing, going beyond Scandi minimalism to show elements of industrial and natural, pops of colour and hints of maximalism.


Ida Magntorn is a writer and photographer with a focus on interiors. She has written blogs for ELLE Decoration and Femina, writes features for several lifestyle magazines and has been named Sweden’s second hand expert by Erikshjälpen. Ida’s other books include The Flea Market Book, From Flea Market to Fine Salon, Home Style by City and Home Stories. Her books have been translated into several languages.