Society has finally realised that we need to do more to save the world, which is music to our ears. But here is the best part: It has never ever been easier to get your hands on eco-friendly products. The only question left to answer is, “what little things can you be doing to play your part?”
Well, if you’re thinking about upgrading your home or renovating your space, then make sure you choose green alternatives. It may not seem like a lot and, by itself, the world probably won’t miraculously regenerate. However, every little helps, even if that little is just your own little carbon footprint.
So, without further ado, here are some decorating tips that are so environmentally-friendly even Leo DiCaprio would be proud:
1. Love Buying Pre-Loved
If you really want to make a difference, then the best thing you can do when it comes to redecorating is buy pre-loved pieces. Furniture or accessories, decorations, fixtures, everything. Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Gumtree, Craigslist; they are all treasure troves of gorgeous bits and bobs and vintage bargains, the kind that will give your home a makeover without it harming the planet. Of course, don’t forget to list your old furniture on these sites too instead of just chucking them away.
2. Check The Labels
We live in an age where people and businesses want to embrace sustainability as much as possible. As such, do your research and check the labels; you might be surprised at just how much sustainably made-slash-sourced stuff there is out there. It could be an eco-friendly mattress, like this one at https://www.Mattress-Guides.net, or it could be well-crafted wood furniture that that uses wood from FSC certified forests. Whatever it is, there is a way to source your furniture more sustainably.
3. Talking Of Wood
We mentioned the FSC and now we want to delve into them a bit further. By checking whether a piece of furniture is from FSC certified forests you will be doing your bit to combat deforestation and all the by-products that come with that. If you don’t know what you are looking for, it is the tree-tick logo. If you find this stamp on something you have your heart set on, you can be sure that it is a lot better for the environment than more standard pieces of furniture.
4. Time For Thermal
It isn’t just about the furniture you buy or where you buy it from, but about how your purchases can reduce the running costs and energy usage of your home too. That’s why you should consider replacing your bog-standard curtains with thermal ones. You don’t even need to replace your curtains actually. You could just buy thermal lining and hang them up behind your curtains. Either way, you’ll be saving the world and that is cool.
5. Pick A Perfect Paint
Whenever you read a home renovation blog, they always tell you that painting a room is the easiest way to give it a fresh look and feel. And they are right. But not all paints were born equal. In fact, a lot of them contain volatile organic compounds. These are bad. Stay away from these. Or just get paint which is low in them.