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Reduce Re-use Repurpose: Go Green with these Simple Décor Tips

Warminster Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskBeautifying a Southampton rental home is a hassle-free way to add your personality to your house. But if constructing an eco-friendly home is important to you, you may not be certain where to find home décor items and concepts that can both embellish your home and reduce your carbon footprint generally. The good news is that it is not only possible but easy to “go green” with your décor. By reducing waste and reusing or repurposing non-recyclable items, you can create a unique look for your home and still be part of the solution for a greener earth.

Perchance the first place to start when searching for eco-friendly décor is to procure pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and the likes cater a way to repurpose existing furniture and home décor pieces to agree with your unique style. There are tons of fun and refreshing ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk to new treasures for your property.

Not to mention, you can be thrifty by procuring pre-owned items and also repurposing them by yourself. It is crucial that you have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Else, just buy repurposed furniture from stores. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right to us and made it uncomplicated to purchase directly from artists with our same values. While handmade items may cost more, those prices reflect an investment in a greener future for everyone.

A new eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic components. Whenever available, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, preferably those with no chemical finishes. Carpet, in particular, is full of chemicals and pollutants that not only harm the planet during the manufacturing process but that get released into the air in your home as well. To be eco-friendlier, opt for hardwood flooring instead. Even though the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. In addition, when the time does come to reconstitute it, the old wood planks can be reused to make other goods instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

Among the best ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in your life and your décor. While plastic is convenient, there are many other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Also, single-use plastics are hurting the environment every day due to a lot of what is tossed into recycling bins isn’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. With creativity and devotion, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you would like to go really green, include houseplants in your decorating plans. Indoor plants invite feelings of happiness and peace and can help freshen the air in your home. Plenty of houseplants are multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Either can be used for medicinal and food purposes, and also extend all the benefits that any other houseplant produces.

Finally, don’t forget that if you are buying items to replace things you already have, protect the planet by listing your old items for sale or by giving them to a friend or local charity. Don’t be quick to toss out household décor items and furniture, rather reuse or repurpose them instead. If you are not inclined or familiar with this kind of project, try to call someone who would need those instead. Being eco-friendly with your home décor might take a little extra time and effort, but in the end, it will all be worth it.

At Real Property Management Prosperity, we can guide you to find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or give us a telephone call and dial 267-433-4200 right away!

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