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

Sterling Heights Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskBeautifying a Shelby Carter Township rental home is probably the most effortless approach to improve your personality in your area. If it’s important to you to create an eco-friendly home, you might not be convinced where and how to find home décor items and thoughts that can both redecorate your home and reduce your carbon footprint simultaneously. 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 begin when searching for eco-friendly décor is to acquire pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and numerous different areas offer a method to repurpose existing furniture and home décor items unto anything that suit your unique style. There are a ton of amusing and exciting ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk into new treasures to decorate your home.

In addition, you can set aside a great deal of cash by purchasing pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Simply be assured you possess the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. And if you don’t have that, reconsider getting repurposed furniture from somebody else. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right next to us and made it less difficult 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 different eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic supplies. When possible, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, ideally 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. Even though the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. Also, when the time has come and you need to remove and replace it, the old wood planks can be reused to create other equipment instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

One of the easiest ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in your life cycle and in your place and home décor. Despite the fact that plastic is convenient, there are numerous different other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. Additionally, single-use plastics are transforming into an increasingly major issue every day since 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 a little imaginativeness and time, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

In case you are looking for the best way 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. Various houseplants are even multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. These two used for medicinal and food purposes and both provide all the good benefits 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 your household décor items and furniture, think about methods that you could re-use or repurpose as an alternative to whatever you want. If you haven’t had the opportunity or abilities for such work, attempt to find somebody who does and check whether they may need your things. 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 Silverstone, we can assist and help you to find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or call 586-992-6419 today!

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