Eco-Friendly and Trendy Home Décor Ideas

Is it sustainable, is it green, is it eco-friendly and if it isn’t, could it be?

As new build homes move more and more towards eco-friendly fixtures and fittings including energy saving lightbulbs, good insulation, and double and even triple glazing and now solar panels. We thought we’d take a look at what you can do to take the eco-friendly nature of your home even further, especially when it comes to decorating.
 

1. Choose durable materials


By picking durable flooring and worktops for heavy usage areas such as kitchens, you can help make sure these areas will withstand more wear and tear and last longer, meaning you won’t need to replace them as often and this in turn, is better for the environment.
 

2. Recycle and upcycle where you can


This one may seem a bit obvious, but it’s surprising how much people still simply throw away or replace instead of repurposing or reinvigorating. Recycling means more than just sorting through your empty milk bottles and old tin cans, it can apply to old furniture, clothing and even tools.

Old jumpers can be recycled into cosy cushion covers, old garden pallets have been used for everything from dining tables to pet beds (you need only glance at Pinterest for more inspiration) and it seems just about anything can be turned into a lightshade or clock.

By reusing old items in this way, you are helping to reduce the amount of rubbish heading into landfill sites and ultimately reducing your carbon footprint by buying fewer items that require environmental harmful processes to be produced.

Better still, the beauty of recycling and upcycling is not only the ecological and environmental benefits, but also the unique look and feel it brings to your home.


 

3. Buy from eco brands


As well as choosing durable materials you can also choose items that are produced by eco-friendly brands using eco-friendly materials and methods. As we become more and more environmentally conscious, more and more of these kinds of retailers are appearing on the market too, so it doesn’t necessarily mean your choice of items will be limited.

Here are few eco brands we love to help get you started:
  1. https://www.bambeco.com/
  2. http://www.ciscohome.net/
  3. https://www.chairish.com/
  4. http://www.colorhousepaint.com/
  5. http://eskayel.com/

We know It’s all too tempting when you buy a new home to go out and buy all new stuff to go in it and that’s great, but hopefully now you know it’s well worth taking some time to think about what you’re buying as well.

Is it sustainable, is it green, is it eco-friendly and if it isn’t, could it be?
 

Publish date: 09/10/2017