5 Decorating Tips for Eco-Friendly Living

Are you looking to lead a more earth-friendly lifestyle? One way you can become more eco-friendly is in your décor choices. Read on for some great eco-friendly decorating tips.

Choose Natural Fibers

When buying mattresses, bedding, towels, and rugs, look for eco-friendly, sustainable fibers, such as hemp and cotton. These are not only better for the earth: they’re also absolutely beautiful!

Upcycle

The next time you go furniture shopping, check out local thrift stores and yard sales. You may find some beautiful older pieces that will look absolutely stunning with a little paint or varnish. If you’re a handy type, you can also upcycle pallets into a coffee table, end table or patio set.

Grow Your Own

If you live in an apartment, you may not be able to plant a regular garden, but you can still grow your own herbs and plants in containers. Herbs are a great choice, because you can plant several small pots that won’t take up much room. If you have a patio, look for stackable plant pots. These can actually produce quite a bit and also reduce water waste. Plus, you’ll have fresh herbs to cook with!

Reduce Electricity Use

Get into the habit of turning lights off in unoccupied rooms. If you like to have a bit of light in your kitchen or bath, get a large soy or beeswax candle. Just be sure to burn candles in safe, secure spots, out of the reach of any pets, and remember to blow it out before going to bed.

Vote With Your Money

Every time you make a purchase, you’re essentially choosing what companies you will support. Pick earth-friendly products and try to shop locally as much as you can. Every little bit helps!

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