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

Mars Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskAdorning Upper St Clair rental home is probably the easiest way to improve your personality to your place. Nonetheless, if you need an eco-friendly home, you may not be sure where to discover home décor items and thoughts that can redecorate your home and reduce your carbon footprint concurrently. The good news is that 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.

Maybe the first place to start when searching for eco-friendly décor is to buy pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and numerous different locations offer a way to repurpose existing furniture as well as home décor things into something that turns your unique style. There’s a lot of enjoyable and exciting ideas to upcycle old furniture and make your old junk into new treasures for your place of residence or property.

On top of that, you can save a huge amount of money by purchasing pre-owned items and repurposing them personally. Just check and make sure you have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. If you don’t have an idea, consider ordering repurposed furniture from someone who has the capacity to do that. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right next to us and they made it easier than ever 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 resources. Most likely, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, especially those that do not have 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 become eco-friendlier, opt for hardwood flooring instead. Although the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Moreover, sooner or later when the time does come to substitute it, those old wood planks can be reused to create some interesting things instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

Some of the finest ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint are to go plastic-free in your life cycle and in your home décor. Although plastic is convenient, there are numerous other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. What’s more, single-use plastics are turning into more issues each day since a great deal 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 time, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you are searching for the best approach 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. Lots of houseplants are even multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Those herbs can be used for alternative medicinal and food purposes, and both still offer all the extraordinary advantages that any houseplant brings.

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. Before throwing out household décor items and furniture, keep in mind that you could re-use or repurpose it as a substitute. When you don’t have sufficient time and skill to do this, start looking for someone who does it and ask if they should like your belongings. 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 Three Rivers, we can help you find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or call 724-804-8254 today!

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