Of the things that boast of a delightful taste and visuals are the many patterns and textures of a well done up decor. We’d naturally crave the comforting retreat of interiors after a long busy day of travel or work. Living with the rigors of a stressed environment, the choice of natural and eco-friendly materials is a small but sure step in saving the planet.
Decorating homes with environmentally safe alternatives are a way to reduce the environmental impact by removing the need to cut down on trees, and save on energy.
Small Items such as rugs, paintings, picture frames and items have eco-friendly versions. Eco-savvy choices in furnishings can make all the difference to our health and the environment. Homes are being designed with a purpose to adopt eco-friendly practices and we find a lot green furniture, fixtures and flooring materials as popular choices for building homes.
A few decor to-dos would be extremely useful while starting off..
Say Yes to Non Toxic Alternatives
Materials and other purchases should cause minimal negative impact on the environment both in terms of production and future impact, hence wood, metal, and glass could be suitable alternatives when it comes painting a room, floor designs or buying wall frames, and more.
Recycled materials are also a popular choice, since they often use relatively little energy to make without bringing any new harmful materials into existence.
Eco-friendly paints are made from natural raw materials and hence do not contain any harmful chemical pigments and therefore, should be used.
Try to Avoid Plastic
Plastics are potentially harmful contaminants as they release toxins and pollute land, water and air sources. Plastics can be a health hazard because of the chemical additives used in these products. Plastic bags should be kept out of reach of small children since there is a danger of choking.
The Green Touch
We can add a natural touch to our decor by using materials such as coir or natural fibers such as wool, silk, cotton or jute. Furniture made of wood blocks and stone from natural stone or marble have a similar effect. The various textures combined in a number of patterns would add a touch of aesthetics.
Furniture pieces made from timber or metal look not only stylish but are eco-friendly too. . Use of reclaimed materials requires less processing and consumes fewer resources without degrading the quality. Cork, bamboo, linoleum, glass tiles, wool carpet and reclaimed hardwood can be used as flooring solutions.
Recycling and repurposing old, unused,discarded items has eliminates the environmental impact of both production and transportation.
Sustainable fabrics : Sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton , bamboo, recycled polyester are natural products that can be useful in decor.
Settle for durables
Investing in decor for long-term could cut down on the inconveniences as well as the recurring impact of frequent purchases.. Avoid impulse shopping or immediately going with what seems like the cheapest option.
The physical waste and energy consumption that comes with making impulse purchases based on budget constraints can be avoided if done with a little more thought and planning.
It can reduce a footprint substantially.
Outdoor solar lights are becoming popular as they’re cost-effective in addition to being energy-efficient. Solar energy is fast becoming the preferred energy source and saving on electricity.
Solar lights are super smart devices that catch the sunlight in their solar panels and their rechargeable batteries power the LED lights when the sun goes down. Solar lights should be so placed that they can gather the maximum sunlight to be powered up for later use and brighter lighting.
Doing up decor tastefully involves adding a little bit of nature to our homes!
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