Having greener decor in your home
Going green around the home isn't just about recycling or the amount of electricity you use. It also concerns the decor around your home.
Here's 4 ways you can create a greener decor
The right type of paint
Whether its walls, ceilings, furniture or floor, painting is synonymous with interior decorating. However, what you may not realise is that the many paints are full of nasty chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The bad news is that even years after applying these types of paints to your wall, they will be releasing VOCs into the atmosphere. Something that can harm the planet and isn't great for the people living in your home either!
Invest in quality, locally made items
Next, if you want your home to be a greener place, it's essential to consider where your furniture and decorative items come from. The reason for this is that while it may be convenient to source items from all over the globe, doing so can be very harmful to the plant.
This is because of the fuel that is used to ship them across, not to mention the poor and unregulated manufacturing practices that tend to be involved with overseas production. Of course, the answer is to buy locally made items. A topic you can read all about in this post on Why we should buy Australian Made Products online. In fact, by doing so, you can ensure not only a reduction in Co2 emissions but better quality and better treatment of the people that make such pieces as well.
No more carpet
Another issue that can significantly impact the environment concerning home decor is carpet. This is because unlike natural hardwoods, carpets require a great deal of pollutants chemicals used in their production. Something that once again harms both the environment and the people living in your home. Carpet is also not a very suitable option because it wears out quickly and will often need to be replaced.
With that in mind, sustainably sourced and processed natural wood flooring is the best bet. The good news is that when taken care of probably this option will look great and last a lifetime.
More green, to green your home
Plants are an excellent simple, and easy way to green you home. This is because they help to purify the air by soaking up Co2 and releasing oxygen in its place. The good news is that dense, lush greenery inside the home is also on-trend, so what are you waiting for? Get down to the garden centre ASAP!