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

Twin Falls Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskDecorating a Kimberly rental home is one of the most uncomplicated ways to add your personality to your house. But if making an eco-friendly home is your priority, you may not be assured where to discover home décor materials and designs that can both beautify your home and reduce your carbon footprint at one time. 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.

Usually, the first place to commence when finding eco-friendly décor is to bargain pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and many other locations offer a proposal to repurpose existing furniture and home décor pieces into something that provides your unique style. There are a lot of exciting ideas to upcycle old furniture and even old junk can into new treasures for your eco-friendly home.

What’s good, is you can set aside a lot of money by purchasing pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Do not forget you have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. If rather, consider gathering repurposed furniture from the experts. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right to our fingertips and made it convenient 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.

One thing for eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic stuff. When likely, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, if possible those that do not carry 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. While the cost of installation may be higher, real wood floors last longer than carpet does. What is more, when the time does come that you need to change your flooring, the old wood planks can be reused to make a variant tool instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

In the number of great ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in your life and in your décor. Although plastic is convenient, there are more other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. And also single-use plastics are developing problems in our environment every day because 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 creativeness and time, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you are planning 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. Both of them can be consumed for medicinal and food purposes, and both still compromise all the great 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 abolishing household décor items and furniture, look for another way to re-use or repurpose it as an alternative. If you don’t have time or expertise to do this, try to find someone who does that and see if they really want your product. 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 Magic Valley, we are always here to help you find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or call 208-734-4001 immediately!

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