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

Austin Woman Repurposing Metal Cans for Planters on her DeskEmbellishing a Leander rental home is one most-effective way to add your personality to your house. But if making an eco-friendly home is imperative, you may not be confident as to where to get home décor elements and ideas that can both beautify your space and reduce your carbon footprint concurrently. The good news is that it 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.

Perhaps the first place to search for eco-friendly décor is to score pre-owned or vintage items. Thrift shops, eBay, and a lot more sites present a way to repurpose existing furniture and home décor pieces to fit your unique style. There are many fun ways to upcycle old furniture and even old junk into new treasures for your eco-friendly house.

On top of that, you could reserve quite a lot of money by getting pre-owned items and repurposing them yourself. Never forget to have the right tools and know-how before embarking on any upcycling project. As another option, try getting repurposed furniture from stores. Stores like Etsy have brought handmade items right to us and made it easier 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.

An additional eco-friendly home décor strategy is to buy items crafted out of natural, organic components. Whenever available, choose items made out of sustainable wood and bamboo, ideally those without 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. Another thing, when the wood needs to be renewed, the old wood planks can be reused to form other stuff instead of polluting the soil in a landfill.

Among the best ways to shrink your home’s carbon footprint is to go plastic-free in your life and in your décor. While plastic is convenient, there are many other materials out there that are more eco-friendly. And single-use plastics are slowly killing the environment every day since a lot are tossed into recycling bins, and this isn’t actually recyclable. Opt for glass, tins, or other containers that can be reused over and over again. Along with a bit of vision and hard work, you could create some truly stunning home décor items without needing to rely on non-biodegradable plastics.

If you consider going 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. A big selection of houseplants can even be multipurpose, such as succulents like aloe vera and herbs. Either can be used for medicinal and food purposes, and they still present all the nice a that any houseplant delivers

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. Hold on to your old household décor items and furniture, try to think of ways to reuse or repurpose these decors. If you can not find the time and lack the skill for this, some experts might want your old decorations and reuse them. 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.

Here at Real Property Management Advisors, we can find the perfect rental home to personalize and make your own. Contact us online or dial 512-777-2597 right away!

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