It's never easy to find eco-friendly products. Still if you want to play your part to save the world, then you can redecorate your home using green alternatives. By doing so, you will not only beautify your home but will also be a part of the green initiatives going on around the world.
Choose Your Wood Carefully
If you have your heart craving for a new piece of furniture but want to do your bit to help combat deforestation, make sure it's made from boards or plywood. By buying furniture made from sustainably sourced wood, you can guarantee it has been made from wood that was harvested, meaning it's a lot better for the environment than standard furniture.
Choose Thermal Curtains
By replacing your standard curtains with their thermal alternatives, you'll reduce your energy bills for years to come. This is as good for your wallet as it is for the planet, making this one a no-brainer. Pick up a plain thermal curtain lining and hang it behind your curtains of choice.
Buy Low-VOC Paint
One of the most affordable ways to give a room a new lease of life is by giving it a fresh lick of paint. However, it's important to know that not all paints are created equal. In fact, some paints may contain a variety of nasties called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These can release toxic emissions into the atmosphere for years after they've been put on your walls. This is harmful for the planet and even worse for you and your family, who could be breathing those chemicals in for years to come.
If you want to be as environmentally friendly as possible while redecorating your home, avoid carpet. Full of chemicals and pollutants, it not only harms the planet when it's manufactured, but also releases all kinds of toxins into your home during its lifespan. Plus, even the most hardwearing carpet only lasts around a decade before it needs to be replaced. When it comes to replacing your flooring, always opt for real wood if you want to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Add Plants To Your Home
Houseplants breathe in carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. They also soak up a lot of harmful toxins and pollutants, purifying the air. So, for a simple (and stylish) way to boost your green credentials, add a houseplant or two to every room in your home.
Well, don’t forget that you are also somehow responsible for polluting the environment. So, at least begin a green initiative right at your home.