3 Tips for Sustainable Decorating
If you’ve been thinking about renovating your space, you might not have considered the impact on the environment. Throwing out all your old household items and buying new ones may give you the refresh you need, but all of that waste is likely to end up in landfills.
However, there are ways to revamp your home or apartment without harming the environment. In this simple guide, we explain a few sustainable decorating tips that allow you to have the home of your dreams without all the waste.
Upcycle Your Items
Before buying new furniture or decorations at the store, think about ways you can upgrade the items you already have. For example, try repainting your current bookshelf or using an old blanket to sew a fresh pillow cover. That way, you’ll decrease the number of items in the trash and save money.
For those who need new decor, opting for thrift shops instead of retail stores helps put other people’s discarded items to good use. Second-hand stores have a range of affordable, unique furniture and art pieces to give your home timeless style. By shopping vintage, you can have one-of-a-kind decorations at a budget-friendly price.
Propagate Your Plants
Plants and flowers add a lively touch to any space, but shopping for new greenery can be expensive. Instead of tossing your old plants, try propagating them. Simply cut off a piece of one of your plants that has a node and let it sit in water for several weeks. Once it grows roots, plant it in soil and keep building your sustainable, indoor garden.
When redecorating your space, sustainability might not be at the top of your mind. However, with just a few minor adjustments, you can redo your home and benefit the environment at the same time.
For more information and tips about sustainable decorating, check out the infographic from Hippo below.