Decorate Your Home in Environmentally Friendly Décor Pieces
Whether you are moving into your first apartment or remodeling a large home you have lived in forever, now is the perfect time to make a positive impact on the planet with your purchase. Every dollar you spend essentially dictates the type of world you want to live in. Make thoughtful, environmentally friendly decisions and you will feel at peace every time you look around your home. Not to mention, you will reduce your carbon footprint. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Environmentally Friendly Fireplaces
Just because you want to protect the environment does not mean you have to give up a warm and relaxing dancing flame. There are environmentally friendly fireplaces available that are smoke-free and ventless. They burn bio ethanol fuel, so you do not have to worry about them compromising your health or the environment.
Recycled and Reclaimed
You might be surprised at what a huge selection there is available when you start shopping for recycled glass and reclaimed wood items. You can buy everything from lamps to wine racks that have been made from secondhand materials. By purchasing these items you have saved them from ending up in landfills.
Bamboo is one of the Earth's most beautiful and eco-friendly materials. It is stylish and sturdy, and is used for everything from kitchen plates to furniture. If you are doing a remodel, you can even do your floor in this gorgeous material. Bamboo is a sustainable crop that grows ultra-fast over-and-over again in its original soil.
Do not underestimate how huge of an impact the right window treatments can have on the environment. The right shades or curtains that keep the elements out can help keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Therefore, your home will use fewer natural resources to cool and heat. Coincidentally, this positively affects your pocketbook, too.
Today, gifted artists use everything from old vinyl records to seat belts to design art. If you are going to purchase art anyway it might as well be something that is not biodegradable and needs to be recycled into something to avoid polluting the Earth.
Cork has become one of the most popular materials ever. It is not quite near bamboo status, but it certainly is making its mark. Cork floors are just as gorgeous as wood, but a little softer to walk on. You can also by cork furniture, art, etc., as well.
- Brady Draper