Being sustainable isn’t only good for Mother Earth, it’s good for you too. Saving electricity not only reduces pollution (and helps the environment), but it also lowers your bills… by a HUGE margin.

If you want to completely change your lifestyle so as to make it more eco-friendly but you have no idea where and how to start… then you’re at the right place.

In this blog, we are going to talk just about that. So, let us begin!

Sustainable Choice for Your Home Decor

So without any further ado, let us discuss some great tips for home decoration along with the reasons why they might be the best option for you to think about.

Add Extra Insulation

If you want, you can take your home decor to crazy, new levels by an easy way…. just throw in another layer of insulation. It will not just save energy, but will also reduce pollution. Oh, and don’t forget that it will make your place cozier as well.

Insulation works like a wall, stopping outside things from coming into the house.

So, if you use insulation, you can significantly reduce the amount of energy you need to cool or heat your place. It means you can save money (a lot of it, to be honest) on energy bills… while also helping save energy resources overall.

Try Recycled or Thrifted Material

Picking recycled or thrifted stuff for home decor is a great way to be eco-friendly. It cuts down on waste and gives your space a special, charming touch.

Recycling electronics in particular – be it large machines or even as small things as power switches – always help the planet by reducing E-waste. So, we highly, highly recommend you do that!

Here’s why using recycled/ thrifted materials for home decoration is really, really sustainable:

Waste Reduction: When you repurpose or reuse anything, you keep it from filling up landfills. It greatly helps in decreasing the bulk of waste that’s generated everyday.

Support for Small/ Local Businesses: There are plenty of shops and thrift stores that sell recycled and repurposed/ refurbished home decor items. When you buy from these places, you don’t just help the Earth… but you also help small businesses and local artists who care about sustainability.

Use Natural Decorators

Most people often rush to Target every week for home decor, but they forget that doing so leads to a lot of waste. And yes, all this stuff eventually ends up as waste into the ecosystem. So, instead of buying cheap plastic, why not go for natural decor? Here are some ideas:

  • Flowers are the perfect way to decorate. A bright centerpiece for the table or tall jasmine by candles can do wonders! You can stick to one color with fresh English roses or lively carnations on the mantle.
  • You can also use things that break down naturally (means decorating with fresh items everyday). For instance, you can add some greenery, bamboo, or even money plants (to keep that wealth coming)!

Try To Renew Rather Than Buy Again

Instead of always buying new things, opt for decor that you can easily change or revamp… so that you can decorate your space without generating a lot of waste.

Artwork and Wall Decor: Instead of buying new art all the time, try making your own. Make a gallery decor area with personal photos, or paintings that show your style and interests.

Accessories: You can easily update small decorative things like figurines, vases, and candleholders to match your home style. Why get new ones (and spend money) when you can just give the old ones a new look?

This not only reduces waste and saves resources but also lets you show off how creative you are… And don’t forget that you’ll be making your home unique.

Final Words

Home decor is enjoyable, and it’s even better when you know it’s helping the Earth. We hope you now know a tad bit more about how to make your place sustainable and eco-friendly. Just feel free to use the ideas we talked about above… and don’t be afraid to be creative or to try new things.

Remember, always look for chances to reuse, recycle, or upgrade your materials. Also, try to embrace natural things like light and plants to bring a fresh, outdoor feeling inside.

We’ve done our part, now it’s your turn!

Evan Zhang

Evan Zhang earned his Master’s in Construction Management from the University of Michigan and has 9 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. Evan joined our website as a freelancer in 2019, providing insights into construction methodologies, building codes, and safety standards. His background includes working as a site manager and a construction consultant. Evan also worked on various urban development and infrastructure projects. Evan is a DIY enthusiast and a mentor for young professionals entering the construction field.

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