This year, there are many ways you can be trendy as well as sustainable. In fact, in 2020, sustainability is the new trendy. There are some fun ways you can redecorate your interior while making your home more eco-friendly. Try being individual and creative, and make some lifestyle changes to make you and your home more green this year.
For a timeless and ecological look, go for natural materials. You’re want to kit your kitchen surfaces out with solid marble, stone and recycled woods. Show off naked brickwork and more impressive architectural features. This creates a rustic yet sophisticated look that won’t go out of style. Opting for more durable materials is more fashionable than going for cheaper, disposable options that you’ll need to replace in a couple of years. This will also have a positive impact on the environment as you will reduce waste and also emissions which are produced during manufacture. For more style ideas see these eco-friendly furniture brands.
Following on the theme of recycling, consider buying more in second-hand or antique stores. This is a fun way to decorate your home in a more unique and eye-catching way. You can choose whatever takes your fancy and reflects your personality. Quirky yet functional furniture is trending this year and it’s a great sustainable option than more soulless and impersonal mass-produced items. The same goes for vintage artwork. Classis vintage posters and advertising create a timelessly and classy look and you can also find plenty online.
Save on electricity consumption by replacing any old lightbulbs with more durable LEDs. These are much more energy-efficient and will save you money on your bills as well. Try rearranging furniture to let in more natural light and paint your walls and ceilings white to reflect light around the room. Consider lower hanging ceiling lights to spread light across the room, and wall sconces to light up any featured artwork or architecture. You can add color with black outlines and frames. Choose accessories such as cushions, rugs, and throws to brighten up the place with splashes of your favorite colors.
There’s space in every room for plants and not only do they eat up air pollution but they help to create healthy and calming energy. Look outside at your yard or window boxes, whatever green space you have and consider making these more of a feature. Make sure your yards both front and back are clean and tended to. Get someone round for a professional driveway cleaning. Keep your house surrounded by nature and put out bird feeders to attract more friendly critters. You can even make these out of recycled materials.
A green home should reflect your lifestyle. Ditch the car when you can and walk instead. Keep on top of your recycling. Consider changing where you shop and start supporting local businesses. You might even find a store near you where you can fill up your own containers. Stay green in 2020!