Eco-Friendly Decorating Ideas

IKEA eco friendly kitchen

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.

Paints

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.

eco-friendly paints

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.

Grow A Garden

Flooring

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.

Bamboo floor

Indoor
Greenery

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.

house plants

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

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