Coming home everyday to the same old boring house with dusty decor would make anyone anxious about redesigning immediately. And if you are conscious of your ethical and environmental impact, you will want nothing less than eco-friendly home decorating, which not only takes care of waste, but also allows you to maximise your expenses without sacrificing quality.
When redecorating your home, however, it’s important to balance upgrades with sustainability.There are a few things you can do to save money—and the environment—while also creating a fresh, new look for your home. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you bring some ‘fast fashion’ to your living space.
Sometimes the fastest way to upgrade your home’s décor is with a new piece of furniture. There are many options for a new statement piece that may seem appealing to your wallet and your crafty side. Many companies provide lasting, quality eco-friendly furniture and décor that use recycled and ethically sourced materials that are also modernly designed. By finding well-made eco-friendly furniture, you’re effectively cutting the likelihood of needing to replace it again in the near future. It’s cheaper in the long run to buy a quality piece now than keep replacing poorly made furniture over a shorter period of time.
Recognise That Vintage Chic
If you don’t mind a little wear-and-tear—or even if you prefer it, perhaps to style your place with a little rustic charm—consider getting used vintage furniture to give your home a new look. Vintage décor is popular now, and good pieces are easy to find in places like consignment shops, estate sales, flea markets, and even your attic, where forgotten family heirlooms usually go to collect dust. If the vintage furniture you find has stood the test of time thus far, it’s probably better made than those mass-produced pieces made of particleboard.
Another quick tip is to showcase interesting vintage decorations or collections on your shelves or walls. Utilizing vertical space helps to liven up a room without causing clutter around the floor, and you’ll also finally find a use for unconventional items that no longer serve a purpose.
Upcycle And Re-Use
Finding new uses for old objects can be a fun way to challenge your creative side. Turning a piano into a bookshelf or a phone booth into a couch is a little over-the-top for the standard home makeover, but simple projects like using old suitcases or trunks as side tables or turning a sewing machine table into a vanity can be interesting pieces that become talking points for guests.
In short, trust your instincts when choosing your eco-friendly home décor. Choose furnishings that are a reflection of your personality and style.