‘Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit does count’ – Stella McCartney
Our homes are our havens. It’s the place where we go back to everyday and feel comfort in the fact that we’re in a space that understands us as much as we understand it. Every home should be special in its own way, it should reflect the personalities of the people living in it and it should become a sanctuary that everyone wishes to get back to after a long and tiring day. Of the many ways that a home can be made special, making sure that it is eco-friendly and sustainable ranks very high. For a home to feel sustainable, stylish and eco-friendly, one must think outside the box and come up with creative ideas that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. To get the wheel in motion, here are some eco-friendly home decor ideas that will provide both creative and environmental touches that will make your home green and filled with love.
Use energy saving light bulbs for the perfect lighting that brings your home alive at any point of the day.
Repurpose furniture, fixtures and other reusable items of home decor whenever you can for a chic and a sustainable look.
Go for natural instead of artificial lights where ever possible, it saves energy, is sustainable and there’s something about sunlight that can make any room look fabulous.
Solar power is the only kind of power that you should think about your home. It’s good for you and good for the environment.
While picking linens for decoration or utilization purposes, go for organic instead of inorganic products.
Use pallets to create rustic recycle bins and storage cabinets that you can install around the house. Not only do they serve the greater purpose of recycling and segregation of waste material, their upscale, chic look works wonders for the overall aesthetic appeal.
Instead of throwing old and used plastic bottles aside, give them a new lease of life by converting them into something useful, like vases. It’s good for the environment and works as a great DIY project that the entire family can get involved in.
Yet another lighting solution that is both eco-friendly and incredibly stylish and quirky. Use old and rusty cans to make chandeliers and bedside lamps, you’ll utilise the cans which would otherwise would have accumulated as waste material while creating something that is entirely unique and one of a kind. The same applies for empty wine glasses, mason jars and the likes.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, that should be the motto of every home owner who is conscious of the impact their homes are having on the environment. At the end of the day, happiness is knowing that you have a home that looks beautiful and that doesn’t cause any harm to planet at the same time.0