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Reduce Re-use Repurpose: Go Green with these Simple Décor Tips

Norfolk Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskBeautifying a Virginia Beach rental home is one of the unchallenging methods to build your personality to your home. Yet, if building an eco-friendly home is imperative to you, you may have difficulties finding home décor items and ideas that can both embellish your home and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. The good news is that 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.

Maybe the first place to start when eyeing for an eco-friendly décor is to get pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and several other online sites offer a method to repurpose existing furniture and home décor pieces into something special that suits your unique style. There are many amusing moments and exciting deals to upcycle old furniture and even your old junk can turn into new treasures by doing a DIY method.

In addition, you can keep a lot of cash by getting pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Just always be sure you have an idea and the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Except, consider purchasing repurposed furniture from somebody else. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right next to us and made it stress-free 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.

An effective eco-friendly home décor strategy would be is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic components. Most likely, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, prioritize 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 the fact that the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Furthermore, when the time comes and you need to change it, the old wood planks can be reused to build eco-friendly decor instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

Among the best techniques to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in your indoors and in your décor. Even though plastic is convenient, there are multiple other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Also, single-use plastics are turning into a bigger problem each day because a lot of what is tossed into recycling bins isn’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. With a little vision for something new, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you are considering a way 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. Numerous houseplants are the same multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Those two plants used for medicinal and food purposes and both still offer more great benefits that any houseplant brings.

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 dumping your household décor items and furniture, give a thought that you could re-use or repurpose it as a substitute for your needs. If you haven’t had the chance or capacities to do this, endeavor to discover someone who does and check whether they might need your stuff. 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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