Sustainable living is becoming increasingly important as the impact that human activity is having on the planet becomes more apparent day by day… and the good news is that there is a lot you can do to make your home eco-friendly without having to compromise on style.
Energy consumption is a huge contributor to climate change so this should be at the forefront of your mind when embarking on a home improvement project.
A lot of the heat from your house will be lost through the windows, so bear this in mind when thinking about the materials you use for drapes and blinds. Heavier fabrics can help keep the heat inside where it belongs, helping you to use less energy - and helping to reduce your bills at the same time!
Also weigh up your flooring options. Hardwood looks lovely, of course, but carpet can help retain heat in much the same way that heavier curtains can. If you really can’t bear the thought of covering your beautiful wooden floors, consider laying down thick rugs here and there instead.
Other materials that you could consider to be greener at home include organic options like natural stone, wool and wood. And don’t forget that bamboo grows incredibly quickly so is an excellent renewable option for home interiors.
It’s also worth remembering that while cheaper home furnishings may seem appealing when undertaking a big project, it’s likely to be a false economy and you’ll have to replace certain items sooner rather than later, adding to landfill and costing you more in the long run.
Being eco-friendly at home needn’t be hard and it can be a lot of fun discovering new and different sustainable ideas. We’d love to hear more about your eco journey, so get in touch to let us know how your home interior projects are coming along.
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