When we hear about giving our home a makeover, our minds race to the debit alerts counting in the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Many would imagine that implementing sustainable home decor would even create more dents in their pockets.
Interior decoration does not need to be expensive. It can be minimalist, cheap, and sometimes as simple as removing a single couch from its position to give your home a brilliant easy look.
When we talk about sustainability, the closest we can get to do our part is right in our homes. Transiting into a sustainable home can be all that is required of you for a better world, and more importantly, for a better life.
Here are seven simple decor ideas that are cheap, easy to come by, and sustainable to give your home a new look:
- House Plants:
There is little surprise that this is my first point. Plants are the elementary symbols of sustainability. Apart from their aesthetic appeal in interior decor, plants provide a calming and almost therapeutic effect on the general ambiance of your home. Add the facts that pants are natural air purifiers, the only question you should be asking is; why don’t I have house plants yet?
- Forget Plastic, Bio-degradable or recyclable furniture is the option:
In a contrasting opposition, as much as plants above are the primary symbol of sustainability, plastics are quite the opposite. Plastics are non-degradable materials, meaning that it is not just bad news for your home, it is bad news for the planet. When sorting through your furniture options, avoid plastic chairs, tables, draws, or shelves, opt for wood, and other biodegradable materials like bamboo. Not only do they provide a better aesthetic touch to your space, but you also don’t have to strangle the planet while owning them.
- Local Arts Are Welcome:
Arts on the wall have an aesthetic feel that cannot be overstated. Consider pairing some colorful arts on a bland white wall, the results will speak for themselves.
- Something As Simple As Changing Your Lighting:
Lights are the conveyors of aesthetics. Without the right lighting, an interior that costs millions of dollars will seem underwhelming. A well-lit interior is non-negotiable. One option for lighting in the home is through natural means. Having large windows that allow natural light to fill your space can be an aesthetic bliss. How about changing your light bulbs into energy-efficient alternatives, bio-friendly light stands like bamboo? You won’t regret it.
- Bamboo or Rafia Rollable Blinds:
Blinds come in different styles, materials, and colors. For this article, we are concerned primarily with the sustainable qualities of the ideas we suggest. You can replace your heavy curtains and plastic blinds with Rafia or Chinese-styled bamboo roll-up blinds. It provides an almost outre minimalist but overwhelmingly rewarding look to your home.
- Wooden Utensils:
A call back to simpler times. Plastic utensils have no business in your kitchen, get rid of them. Wooden utensils can provide a whole new feel to your kitchen experience, and add to the overall sustainable quality and aesthetic ambiance of your home. Shake things up a little bit in the kitchen, sustainable utensils are just as important.
- A Sustainable rug:
Rugs are cozy, and rugs are great accessories for interior decor. Change up your rug game a bit, go for sustainable rug materials, and mind the color. You will love the new look.
The results of having a sustainable home are quite numerous. Other than the fact that it is eco-friendly, it saves you more money and can provide a luxury experience for less while doing your part to help maintain the environmental integrity of our world.