Nowadays, we like to think we’re as eco-friendly as possible when it comes to doing our bit to save the planet. Whether that’s by living sustainably, recycling or participating in beach clean-ups. However, you probably haven’t considered the eco-friendliness of your home décor. The way we decorate our homes can have a huge impact on the planet and if we all switched to some more environmentally friendly ways, we’d be significantly reducing our carbon footprint.
If you want to decorate your home with beautiful earthy tones, then wood is the perfect accompaniment. Unfortunately, not all wood is eco-friendly. That’s why it’s recommended that you buy FSC certified wood. By buying FSC furniture you can guarantee that the wood has been harvested in accordance with their key principles, which includes maintaining and restoring the ecosystem by avoiding negative environmental impacts. Alternatively, you can choose natural and sustainable wicker furniture whereby the materials have been responsibly sourced.
One of the most effective eco-friendly home décor ideas is to buy pre-loved furniture and decorations. There are plenty of furniture charity shops and pre-owned websites online that you can browse for wonderful additions to your home. You may even stumble across a vintage bargain or two.
If you don’t find anything by sifting through the pre-loved shops and sites, try your hand at upcycling your own furniture. Before you go ahead and throw away your old chest of drawers or tired-looking bookshelf, think about how you could give them a new lease of life. It’s likely that all they need is a quick sand down and fresh coating of paint!
Replace your blinds or standard curtains with some luxuriously thick thermal curtains. Not only do they add a sense of grandeur to your home, but they’ll also save you a small fortune on your energy bills!
Though carpet flooring can feel soft underfoot in the colder winter months, it’s not the most eco-friendly option. Carpets are full of chemicals and pollutants which are harmful to the planet both during the manufacturing process and when in your home. Moreover, they often need replacing every few years. Wooden flooring, on the other hand, is must more durable and environmentally friendly.
When it comes to eco-friendly home décor ideas, nothing can compare to including lots of greenery in your décor. Houseplants can provide much cleaner air in your home, by taking in the carbon dioxide and converting it to oxygen. Not only this, but they get rid of a lot of toxins and pollutants that can contaminate the air you breathe. Some of our favourite houseplants include fiddle leaf fig, peperomia, and spider plants. What’s more, you can have a houseplant in every room of your home! Yes, even the bathroom.
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