In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would share some green living tips.
Green Living Decorating
Decorating can be a challenge. I know, because I’ve been working on decorating my own home lately! Trying to balance style, cost, and environmentally responsible choices can be a challenge. However, when it comes to making green choices that look amazing, here are some tips I’ve heard for making your home work double duty as a trend setter and as an eco-friendly sanctuary!
Get plants. That’s plural – hence more than one. Not only will they purify and oxygenate the air you breathe, but they will offer a calm oasis in your home. Plants in unexpected places, such as bathrooms or kitchens, are stylish and functional.
Larger scale plants look gorgeous in rooms with high ceilings. These fig tree plants are all the rage right now!
Re-use and recycle! This is my favorite!! Visit local flea markets, antique fairs, and yard sales to find one-of-a-kind items that adds character and warmth to your home.
If you are confined by a small home and have to get rid of something in order to bring something in, donate your old furniture, have your own yard sale or advertise it as free on Craigslist. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Choose paint wisely. Some paints release toxins into the air for years after they have been applied. Natural paints with zero VOC and low VOC are not only good for you and your family but also for the environment.
Make “big” decisions such as flooring changes and renovations with care, and give thought to the environment. There are many options such as bamboo and cork flooring, which not only look stunning but are eco-friendly!
Choose textiles, such as linens, curtains, carpets and rugs that are made of natural or recycled materials.
Re-purpose items you already own! Used mason jars make trendy light fixtures,
a quick and simple vase
gorgeous candle holders
or cute storage containers!
Kitchen bowls can find new homes as bathroom organizers, and bedrooms can become cozier with the artful placement of natural objects from family trips to the beach, mountains or the forest!
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?