We’re now in the age where many people are mindful of the environment— we strive to devote ourselves to sustainable living and influence people to do the same.
You can see sustainable products everywhere, from food to clothing to even jewelry. However, did you know that you can also incorporate sustainable living choices to your home?
So, this coming 2024, why not create a green home for yourself? Here are some of our tips and ideas to get you started!
Say “yes” to sustainable furniture
Creating a sustainable living room starts with what you use the most: furniture.
When you’re picking out furniture, you should look for those made of sustainable materials like reclaimed wood, bamboo, or recycled metal. There’s plenty of sustainable furniture available, such as the Comfort Furniture sofa made from PE synthetic wicker.
And if you’re on a budget, why not choose the budget-friendly route and buy second-hand furniture? Not only will you reduce the demand for new resources, but second-hand furniture also adds character and charm to your space!
Choose energy-efficient lighting
You can’t deny that lighting is essential in creating the perfect ambiance at home. So why not switch to LED bulbs to light up your home?
LED lights last longer than regular lights. Plus, they consume less energy so don’t have to worry about your bills going over the roof!
But how about during the day? You can become energy-efficient and sustainable by maximizing natural light! You can use curtains or blinds that allow sunlight to enter your living room, reducing your need to use artificial lighting.
Use eco-friendly décor
Home décor adds your unique touch to your home. However, when you’re living sustainably, you might want to reconsider your home decorations!
When choosing home décor, you should choose those made from eco-friendly materials. For example, you can replace your picture frames with those made of wood, or using organic cotton throw pillows. You can even upcycle old furniture or décor pieces into something new!
Upgrade your flooring
Do you know what takes up most of your home’s space? It’s the floor! And you can make it sustainable!
You can opt for eco-friendly flooring choices such as bamboo, cork, and reclaimed wood. These aren’t only sustainable, they are also durable and add a touch of style to your home!
And if you prefer carpets, you can choose those that are made of natural fibers!
Use eco-friendly paint and finishes
Paint may bring a pop of color to your home, but some paint and finishes aren’t environmentally friendly. Not only that, but it can also affect your health!
So when you’re choosing paint for your living room, opt for products that are low-VOC or VOC-free. Why? It’s because they release fewer harmful chemicals into the air and contribute to better indoor air quality.
Have indoor plants at home
Plants aren’t only for the outdoors— you can also have them inside your home! It enhances your home’s style and also adds color to your living room. Plus, indoor plants remove toxins from the air, improving your home’s indoor air quality!
When choosing your indoor plants, ensure that they are low-maintenance and air-purifying. Some examples of these plants are snake plants, peace lilies, and spider plants.
This incoming 2024, you should let go of the usual living space and embrace sustainability throughout. With our tips and ideas, you can create a living room that’s not only comfortable and stylish, but also helps in saving the planet!