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Reduce Re-use Repurpose: Go Green with these Simple Décor Tips

Washington Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskDecorating a Washington rental home is one of the less difficult ways to add your personality to your home. But if you want to establish an eco-friendly home and you may not be sure when and where to get home décor objects and concepts that can both remodel your home and reduce your carbon footprint simultaneously. The good news is that is not only possible but easy to “go green” with your décor. By reducing waste and reusing or repurposing non-recyclable items, you can create a unique look for your home and still be part of the solution for a greener earth.

Perhaps the first place to go when searching for eco-friendly décor is to go shopping pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and other buy and sell sites offer a method to repurpose existing furniture and also home décor pieces into something that connects your unique style. There are many remarkable ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk into interesting new treasures for your environmentally friendly home.

Furthermore, you can set aside a lot of money by obtaining pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Simply be certain you have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Instead, think through purchasing repurposed furniture from any other store. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items closer to us and made it uncomplicated than ever to purchase directly from artists with our same values. While handmade items may cost more, those prices reflect an investment in a greener future for everyone.

Another eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic resources. Whenever a situation allows, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, ideally those that don’t have chemical finishes. Carpet, in particular, is full of chemicals and pollutants that not only harm the planet during the manufacturing process but that get released into the air in your home as well. To be eco-friendlier, opt for hardwood flooring instead. While the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Likewise, when the moment comes that you need to replace it, find some durable materials and start replacing it, and old wood planks can be reused to make other stuff and interesting things instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

One of the ideal techniques to shrink your home’s carbon footprint would go plastic-free in your daily living and in your décor. While plastic is convenient, there are extra other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Avoid using single-use plastics instead, buy some reusable products every day we are facing a bigger problem because a lot of what is tossed into recycling bins isn’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. Just be resourceful plus a little effort, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

The indoor garden helps you to go really green, include houseplants in your decorating plans. Indoor plants invite feelings of happiness and peace and can help freshen the air in your home. Numerous houseplants are even multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Those can be applied for medicinal and food purposes, and both of them still provide all the great benefits that any houseplant brings to us.

Finally, don’t forget that if you are buying items to replace things you already have, protect the planet by listing your old items for sale or by giving them to a friend or local charity. Before you tossed away and replace your household décor items and furniture, think other ideas that you could re-use or repurpose. If you don’t have some experience or expertise concerning this kind of job, seek to trace someone expert and see if they might need your things. Being eco-friendly with your home décor might take a little extra time and effort, but in the end, it will all be worth it.

Here at Real Property Management Southern Utah, we are always here to help you find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or call 435-673-4242 today!

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