If you’re looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly, often it’s changes to your lifestyle that you may think of at first. An Environmentally Friendly Interior isn’t always the first thing on your mind when you’re looking at your path to becoming more eco-friendly.
Luckily, trends have been moving in this direction and you can see this in the craze for homes filled with plants and the come back of natural materials such as stone and bamboo. Your home may actually be more environmentally friendly than you think.
Plants are kind to the environment as they remove formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air, but. they also positively affect your sleep quality and mood, win-win!
When looking for new items for your home, take the time to look into the materials they’re made of. Natural materials such as organic cotton, linen, hemp and cashmere are great obvious choices. You can even get home furnishings that are made from 100% recycled cotton.
Another more top-level way to avoid wastage is to not follow trends just because it’s what’s ‘in’. Trends come and go, if you buy something just because it’s trendy, this will encourage wastage. Buying things you love (trendy or not) will likely lead you to keep that item longer.
In addition to wastage, consider long-lasting furniture. Solid wood furniture will stand the test of time and it will be there until you don’t want it anymore (assuming you look after it). Pick solid wood furniture that is joined by tongue and groove instead of glue.
There are so many ways you can make changes to your interior in order to become more environmentally friendly, it just takes a little more consideration when purchasing. Below is a visual that can give you some insight into some tips and trends.
Guest post: Jade works for Art Windows and Doors, a window and door installation company with an ethical focus.
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