Adorning an Orlando rental home is one of the simplest ways to add personality to a house. However, if setting-up an eco-friendly home is necessary to you, it may not be easy to find home décor items and plans that can beautify your home as well as and reduce your carbon footprint. The good news is that it is not only possible but it is also 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.
Maybe the first place to go when eyeing for eco-friendly décor is to purchase pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, offer a way to repurpose existing furniture and home décor items to blend with your unique style. You can find tons of ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk into interesting new treasures for your home.
In addition, you can roll amass a lot of savings by obtaining pre-owned items and then repurposing them by yourself. But make sure you have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Then again, opt for repurposed furniture from the web. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right to our doorstep and made it effortless 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.
Another eco-friendly home décor strategy would be to buy items crafted out of natural, organic goods. When viable, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, and those that do not have 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. Despite that the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Not to mention, when the time comes that it needs to be replaced, the old wood planks can be reused to form other stuff instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.
A surefire technique to shrink your home’s carbon footprint would be to go plastic-free on your décor. Even though plastic is convenient, there is an abundance of other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. In addition, single-use plastics are becoming a cause for concern every day since almost all 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 imagination coupled with determination, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.
If plants are your thing and would like to go 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 countless number of houseplants also are multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Each can be used for medicinal and food purposes, and both also offer all the upsides that any houseplant brings to the home.
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 tossing away household décor items and furniture, try to formulate ways to reuse or repurpose the item. If you can not find any use of it anymore, try to find a person who does and might want to buy 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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