Eco-Friendly Decorating Choices


Eco-Friendly Decorating Choices

Creating a fresh new look for your home doesn’t have to harm the environment or your wallet. Choosing natural and recycled elements will make you feel you’re doing your part to help the environment, while also adding a unique, eclectic look to your décor. The following eco-friendly choices are stylish and worry-free ways to spruce up your home.

Ethanol Fireplaces

Why choose an Ethanol fireplace? Bio Ethanol Fuel is a clean-burning, odor and smoke free, natural fuel. It’s a sustainable energy source derived from corn. Your Ethanol fireplace will keep all of its heat inside the room, as it requires no ventilation. It’s smoke and odor-free. There are so many choices when it comes to the style of Ethanol fireplace, from traditional-looking wall mounted models to incredibly modern, portable-sized ones like this Cube Tabletop Bio Ethanol Fireplace. It’s small enough to use as an accent anywhere in your home, and even to carry into your outdoor space when the weather cools down.

Reclaimed Furniture

Looking to spruce up your furniture? Don’t overlook the stack of unloved old tables collecting dust in your basement; bring them back to life! Rather than buying a costly new shelving unit to use as a media console, why not give an old shelf a facelift by applying a fresh coat of low-VOC paint and replacing its hardware with inexpensive new metal hardware? The look of distressed furniture is an incredibly popular design trend that’s easy to achieve.

Organic Fabrics

Since you come into such close contact with the fabrics in your home, from bedding to throw-pillows, it makes sense to choose environmentally friendly, natural and toxin-free fabrics. Look for natural, eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo when choosing a fabric. Organic cotton is grown without fertilizers or pesticides, so it is free of toxins when it comes into contact with your skin. That fact alone can help you sleep at night; not to mention, organic cotton is luxuriously soft and comfortable. Hemps is a durable and eco-friendly fabric choice; eight times stronger than cotton. Bamboo plants are incredibly hearty and grow much faster than hard wood. Bamboo has antibacterial properties, and is biodegradable and breathable,
and makes for incredibly soft clothing that will last for many years without needing to be repurchased.

Buy Vintage

If you enjoy any type of retro décor aesthetic, chances are you can find an authentic piece from that time period that is also more affordable than a new, mass-produced item. You’ll save money, help the environment, and have fun hunting for treasures in a second-hand flea market or online on a site like EBay. When you choose vintage rather than buying new, you can feel good about the fact that you’re recycling and thereby reducing your carbon footprint on the planet.

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  • Catherine Sibi