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

Theodore Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskBeautifying a Mobile rental home is one way to add your personality to your space. But if setting-up an eco-friendly home is critical to you, you might not be sure where to find home décor items and concepts that can enhance your home and reduce your carbon footprint together. 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.

Usually, the first place to visit when searching for eco-friendly décor is to market for pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and many other locations show a method to repurpose existing furniture and home décor pieces to go together with your unique style. There are many appealing ways to upcycle old furniture; even old junk can turn into new treasures for your space.

Another thing, you can keep expenses on the minimum by opting for pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Always be sure you possess the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. Instead, consider getting repurposed furniture from professionals. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items just a click away and made it convenient 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 further eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic components. Whenever possible, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, ideally those that do not contain 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. Though the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Moreover, when the floor needs renovation, the old wood planks can be reused to create other things instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

One of the best approaches to shrink your home’s carbon footprint can be to go plastic-free in your lifestyle, including your décor. Although plastic is convenient, there are other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Also, single-use plastics are turning out to be a headache since many 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 a little imagination and persistence, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you plan 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. Heaps of houseplants also are multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Either can also be displayed for medicinal and food purposes, and they also provide all perks that any houseplant bears.

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. Prior to scrapping household décor items and furniture, try to find ways on how to reuse or repurpose these items. If you are not an expert at this kind of work, maybe somebody would want it as it is. 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 Azalea City, we make it our goal to find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or buzz us at 251-345-6224 now!

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