If you’re like most people, you love to decorate your house. After all, the way you do so in your home is a form of self-expression. However, with news of changes in the environment, it is also important to be eco-friendly. Whether it’s savingwater, or another form of environmentalism, there are several options.
The following information will give you everything you need to know in order to decorate your home in an eco-friendly way. In doing so, you will be able to create a beautiful room, and keep the environment healthy.
Fight The Myths
You may have heard that “going green” is expensive or only gives you boring options. But, according to HGTV, that simply isn’t true. Choosing sustainable options for your home can eliminate toxins, which can often cause health problems. These better options will also help you save water, energy, and non-renewable sources - and it’s affordable, as well. Even Goodwill, and the Salvation Army have a selection that you might like.
There are other ways in which you can choose to decorate. If you need to repaint a room, Ecofriend suggests using lead-free paints. Earth tones make your home stand out more, and the lead-free paint will keep your home free of poisonous fumes.
Cut The Plastic
You should also consider reducing your use of plastic items. Things like straws and plasticware may be easy, and convenient, to use. But, they are some of the most harm items to our environment. Instead, consider ceramic mugs, jute baskets, real cutlery, and cane furniture.
Change The Lights
Older light bulbs are also unfriendly to our environment, and they may raise your electric bill. However, using CFL or LED light bulbs will consume less electricity (which will, in-turn, lower your bill), and it’s a more-sustainable option, as well.
Grow A Garden
Since we all have to eat during the day, why not combine that need with the ability to become sustainable? Creating a garden of herbs, vegetables, and other ground-grown food will allow you to eat healthier, and keep your home cleaner, as well. In fact, herbs like succulents and ferns help clean the indoor air. So, you’ll be helping in more ways than one.
But, why stop there? According to Better Homes & Gardens, you can decorate any part of the house with environmentalism in mind. For example, the flooring can be replaced with eco-friendly wood floors. Bamboo, cork, or reclaimed wood floors work perfectly.
Many of us love house plants. But, did you know that they can help the atmosphere too? They help filter out airborne toxins, give oxygen, and improve the air quality in your home.
Cover Your Walls
One of the most popular ways to redecorate is to use wallpaper. However, witheco-friendly material, you can lower VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions. You can do so with environmentally safe wallpaper, paints, caulks, adhesives.
No matter what room you want to decorate in your home, there are eco-friendly materials that will help you do the job. Using them will not only help to keep the environment safe. It will also add a splash to your home in ways you may not have thought of before.
Author Uma Campbell