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

Peterson Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskAt Roy rental home beautifying is one of the effortless methods to add your personality to your house. But if making an eco-friendly home is crucial, you may not be sure where to get home décor ideas and other things that can both redecorate your home and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. 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.

Possibly the first place to begin when searching for eco-friendly décor is to score pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and numerous different areas offer an approach to repurpose existing furniture and home décor things into something that accommodates your unique style. There are a ton of fun and intriguing ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk can turn into new treasures that suit your space.

In addition, by buying pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself, you can save a huge amount of money. Just be sure you possess the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Otherwise, think about getting repurposed furniture from anyone else. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right next to our own yard and made it stress-free 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.

A further eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic matter. Whenever available, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, much better those do not 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 become eco-friendlier, opt for hardwood flooring instead. Despite the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. What is more, when your wood flooring is nearly to break and you are no choice but to replace it, the old wood planks can be reused to create extraordinary things instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

Among the most ideal approaches to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in lifestyle and to your décor. And yes plastic is convenient, but there are a few alternatives and other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Besides, single-use plastics are truly a big problem in our environment every day a lot of plastic waste is accumulated since a lot of what tossed into recycling bins isn’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. With a little imagination and some effort, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you want 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. A ton of houseplants is even multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Both of them are very useful for medicinal and food purposes, and both still give all the countless benefits that any houseplant brings to you.

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 dispose of your household décor items and furniture, find ways that you can re-use or repurpose it in the first place. If you have no time or abilities for this kind of work, see if someone else does and see he or she could want 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.

At Real Property Management Northern Utah, we can help you find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online and If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call us at 801-546-1770 right away!

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