A Get-Started Guide to Green Home Decorating
“What’s the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau posed this question more than 150 years ago, and it becomes increasingly relevant with each decade. Today, something as simple as decorating your house can have a positive effect and make our planet more “tolerable.” But helping Mother Earth doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. With a few tips, the right products and a few simple alterations, you can make your home a greener and more stylish place to live. Sustainable Décor Shopping The key to decorating conscientiously is to maintain sustainability as your primary goal. Select home features and sustainable home décor that use fewer nonrenewable resources and less energy and require less water to function. Home decor features that have been repurposed, recycled, and can withstand the test of time. For instance, old neckties can be fashioned into a quilt, or bulky cinder blocks can be transformed into chic, outdoor planters. Even the smallest changes in what you buy for accent decoration in your home can make a difference. For example, standard candles are made of paraffin, a petroleum-based product, and switching to soy-made candles, which are just as alluring, can eliminate the 11 toxins emitted by paraffin . You can further detoxify your home with the simple addition of potted plants. We suggest one potted plant for every 100 square feet of living space. Smart Lighting Get rid of any traditional incandescent light bulbs you might have and opt for the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) alternative. The light produced by (LED)bulbs are softer In the bathroom, use high-efficiency shower heads to reduce your water consumption by 30 percent. Low-flow toilets offer similar water conservation results—or for a more affordable option, use the DIY method of placing a two-liter bottle of water in the tank to fill space and allow less water flow through each cycle. Efficient Window Treatments & Floors
Window treatments are a prime opportunity to express your concern for conservation while not sacrificing personal panache. With countless colors to choose from and designs to suit any style, they are stylish and keep out heat, which results in reduced use of your air conditioner. When considering your flooring, there are many eco-friendly materials available. Bamboo, sustainable wood, cork and some linoleums provide quality floor coverage. Bamboo, in particular, offers an elegant and earthy appearance in addition to serving its function. If you would prefer a softer surface, colorful carpet squares made from recycled materials that do not include toxic dyes, it’s a great alternatives at no cost to the environment.
Check out this New Age, “Eco-Friendly Skyscraper, Castle” , (Elephant and Castle Eco-Tower) Your home is your castle and the Earth its kingdom! You do not have to give up beautiful decor to be eco-friendly. Use the right products, make the right changes follow our tips to a stylish, maintainable castle. All while safeguarding Our Kingdom, Earth.
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