Modern living these days also means being eco-friendly. This is why green living is becoming a growing trend. With the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets, having a sanctuary at home is a need. The best way to achieve this is to have a zen-like mindset, embracing Mother Earth’s secrets. Here are some tips to green living in your very home.
Don’t hesitate to add plants in your space. Instead of buying HEPA filters or air purifiers to rid the air of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), simply plant an herb garden in your very own kitchen or bring in some plants in your living room. Plants naturally take away toxins and carbon dioxide, leaving a fresher environment. Choose plants that are indoor friendly.
For aesthetic beauty, choose natural floor covers or textiles. Enough with synthetic materials. Go au naturel instead with washable fibers like those made of wool, jute or sisal. Materials like these add design and textures to your space.
Use stone, steel, bamboo, or glass to spruce up your favorite spaces at home. You can use these raw materials on the floors, kitchen surfaces, the walls and even cabinets. They aren’t fussy when it comes to maintenance and they make any place look and feel alive.
Feel liberated with energy efficient windows. No matter how big or small a home is, getting proper ventilation and natural sunlight into your abode is important. Opening the windows or doors lets fresh air circulate. A breezy home is what you want.
When shopping for furniture, go for vintage and smart finds. If at all possible, get furniture that are made with eco-friendly processes. Sustainable wood is what you should be particular with. Reclaimed wood is also a good idea as well as second hand vintage finds. Since second-hand furniture have already gassed off most of its chemicals, it has lower toxin levels.
Going green can be quite an experience. It doesn’t have to be stressful and overly expensive. With a few lifestyle changes through an open mind, embracing the benefits of sustainable living can actually reflect a certain elegance.