Turn off the lights when you leave a room – check. Unplug gadgets and chargers when not in use – Check. Add solar panels to your roof – check. You’ve done so many steps towards a greener lifestyle, but here’s one more thats will be fun and is easy adaptable. Your next step is to update your home decor with some green interior designing. Today, there are lots of different contemporary options to reflect your environmentally-conscious values.
First step is to take a look at your furniture. If your budget allows change up some of your old furniture such as a desk or table, with one made from sustainable wood, such as bamboo or mango wood. If you are crafty, you can also gather your own supplies and create your own furniture made from recycled materials.
Flooring is also a big to do. However, there are many eco-friendly options. If you have a carpet, it is easy to rip up and donate to a local charity. If you currently have hardwood, change the look and stain or tarnish it, with some eco-friendly dyes. However, if you are looking to replace your floor, hardwood isn’t your only option. Modular flooring tiles is easy to install and can be recycled once worn down. Linoleum is completely natural and comes is a variety of colors. Finally, if you want to keep the carpet, go with wool as it is definitely safe for the environment.
Next step is changing the wall color. Green isn’t the only color thats eco-friendly. When choosing a paint, look for one that is low in or free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Although they may be a bit more expensive, eco-friendly paints are highly pigmented and therefore, you don’t have to put on so many coats.
Finally, add to your decor. There are lots of ways to add to the home without spending lots of money. Peruse the internet for recycled art. You can buy some amazing works pre-made or have some fun and DIY.