Now that you have your sustainable light bulbs, bought a filtering pitcher to replace your home’s tap water, and installed an energy-efficient heating system, you realize that you want to do more to add Earth-friendly touches to your home. This blog post will teach you how to add small, green touches to your home decor.
Use Decorations From Nature
You can use plants to add a bit of color to your decor. It doesn’t matter whether you arrange branches in an abstract formation or put cherry blossoms in a pot, the plants will improve the air quality of your, making your home a healthier place to spend your time.
Upcycle Your Furniture
You don’t have to purchase build-it-yourself furniture made from materials sourced from some random place. Go to garage sales and thrift stores and find furniture that you can give a makeover. Some paint, sandpaper, colorful fabrics, and a bit of energy and elbow grease can help you turn an old coffee table into a beautiful bench, exhausted china cabinets into a showpiece for your dining room, and rickety chairs into a sunny reading nook.
Buy From Local Stores
If you can’t or don’t particularly want to fix up a piece of furniture, then look through local shops before you head to national chain stores. A good source for unique decor is artists in your local area who make anything from cabinets to pottery to tables. When you buy locally, it’s a lot easier to learn the source of the materials and the processes that the artist used for the creation of the item. And by doing this, you’re not only supporting your local arts economy, you’re taking a chunk out of your carbon footprint at the same time since you’re getting your furniture locally, instead of having it shipped from halfway around the world.
Use Eco-Friendly Paint
A lot of the paints that we put on the walls of our homes are not the best for the overall health of the planet. Many paints contain chemicals and fumes that could negatively affect people with conditions ranging from respiratory ailments to skin issues. Look to eco-friendly paint brands such as Earthborn Paints, which have a broad variety of colors for Earth-conscious homeowners.
Use Bamboo Accessories
If you want to be glamorous and eco-friendly at the same time, purchase bamboo accessories for your bathroom. Bamboo as a material is ideal for wet rooms. You can also put these accessories in a “high” or “low” decor scheme, depending on your personal tastes.
Many people want eco-friendly decor for their home, but they think that they have to pay a lot of money for the privilege of saving the Earth. This is certainly not the case. Homeowners who want planet-friendly decor can do anything from buying all of their furniture locally to putting up plants in their living room. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do your part to save the planet. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your hometown. Do you have additional tips? Leave them below!