Ecology is as important as ever, so make sure you don’t miss out on sustainable decor!
With the ever increasing concern over ecological welfare, more and more people have been trying to introduce eco-friendly habits into their daily lives. When it comes to your home decor, there’s plenty you can do to be more sustainable. Today, we’ll be helping you with introducing sustainable decor to your living room with 6 essential rules!
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There are various of reasons why you should seek out an eco-friendly approach to your living room decor. One of them is that you will feel better with yourself and others for playing a part in helping improve our planet’s welfare. Another is that you will be renovating your living room, so that’s always a bonus!
Please don’t think of it as plants everywhere and everything green! That’s not what it’s about, although you can definitely use them. Sustainable decor is about create an eco-friendly ambience filled with your own personal style, improving your own well-being. There are many ways to make better choices for you and the world. We believe you should consider taking the following steps when walking the path to sustainable decor.
1 – Sustainable does not mean boring
As aforementioned, it is not about green everywhere. The goal is to achieve a look that fits your style while also ensuring a lighter footprint on the planet and a healthier ambience at home. It doesn’t mean it’ll be boring! It’s actually quite the opposite, since nothing will stop you from including a variety of colors, patters and textures in your own style.
2 – Ask questions
You see, words like ecological and sustainable are more often than not misused. Every so often the advertising of supposedly eco-friendly products doesn’t always match the truth. Before purchasing a supposed wallpaper, object or furniture item, be sure you know exactly where it comes from and what it’s made of.
3 – Reuse and even go vintage
If you’re attempting to be sustainable, then buying new furnishings might not make much sense. What you can (and should) do is reuse, rearrange and repair things you already have at home or can get from somewhere else. Be them old items you already have or second-hand pieces you acquire, this is your chance to go vintage!
4 – Opt for the custom-made
You can start giving more importance to custom-made furnishings. Doing so will offer you greater control not only over the designs but also the materials and production methods that are employed. It will also certify that your product is absolutely brand new and fits your style perfectly.
5 – Make ethical choices
Fair trade is a global movement that appeared as a response to global poverty, focusing on raising awareness of trade injustice in trade structures and advocating for changes that favor equitable trade. Thus, when shopping for decor, you can make choices that ensure ethical production processes that help out developing communities.
6 – Do not overdo it
Part of becoming more sustainable is to reduce. Naturally, you won’t have to throw everything away, but you will be trying to recycle and responsibly source what you use. The least you use, the less energy and resources you will consume to decorate your living room. There are trends that follow minimalism and they might help out in this task.
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