Renovating a Stevenson Ranch rental home is a sure-fire way to incorporate personality into an area. However, if creating an eco-friendly home is essential, you may easily find home décor pieces and procedures that adorn your space and reduce your carbon footprint altogether. The good news is that it is not only possible but easy to “go green” with your décor. By reducing waste and reusing or repurposing non-recyclable items, you can create a unique look for your home and still be part of the solution for a greener earth.
Probably the first place to search for eco-friendly décor is to obtain pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and many other pages teach you a way to repurpose existing furniture and home décor items to be part of your unique style. There are so many
exciting ways to upcycle old furniture and old junk into new treasures for your space.
On top of that, you can cut down on expenses by opting for pre-owned items and repurposing them by yourself. Always remember to have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Instead, consider obtaining repurposed furniture from somebody else. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right to our fingertips by giving us the option to purchase directly from artists with our same values. While handmade items may cost more, those prices reflect an investment in a greener future for everyone.
One more eco-friendly home décor strategy would be to buy items crafted out of natural, organic objects. If doable, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, preferably those that do have not been coated with chemical finishes. Carpet, in particular, is full of chemicals and pollutants that not only harm the planet during the manufacturing process but that get released into the air in your home as well. To be eco-friendlier, opt for hardwood flooring instead. Even if the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. In addition to that, when you change the wood floors, the old wood planks can be reused to make other movables instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.
Amongst the effective ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint would be to go plastic-free in all of your décors. Though plastic is convenient, there should be other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. And also, single-use plastics are turning into a burden every day because most of what is tossed into recycling bins aren’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. With some cleverness and patience, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.
If you feel like going really green, include houseplants in your decorating plans. Indoor plants invite feelings of happiness and peace and can help freshen the air in your home. A lot of houseplants are multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. They can be used for medicinal and food purposes, and the twosome still has all the great benefits that any houseplant comes with.
Finally, don’t forget that if you are buying items to replace things you already have, protect the planet by listing your old items for sale or by giving them to a friend or local charity. Before disposing of household décor items and furniture, consider projects where you can reuse or repurpose them. If you are not adept at repurposing decor, call someone who is, and maybe they would also want your items. Being eco-friendly with your home décor might take a little extra time and effort, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
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