As the world continues to evolve and warm to the idea of “going green”, newly-built businesses and homes are being constructed and designed with eco-friendly updates, and, unless you’re in the market to purchase a new home or give yours a complete overhaul, immersing yourself in a stylish, yet green, environment may present a bit of a challenge.
From upgrading your appliances to constructing an entirely solar-powered room, even the slightest environmentally-friendly advances can alter the entire feel of your household and may even be beneficial to your family’s mental and physical health. Revamping your home with sustainable upgrades can also save you money when it comes to household expenses, and there are a bevy of new technological advances that have made it easy to add green enhancements to your abode without spending an outlandish amount of money. Ready to give your home a more eco-friendly ambiance? Here are a few ways you can make your home more environmentally-friendly and stylish.
If you plan on doing some home remodelling, adding innovative eco-friendly elements to your house will give it a modern flair and add to its value. For instance, if you plan on replacing home appliances, such as washing and drying machines and kitchen devices, opt for sustainable equipment. If you’re in the market to update your furniture, there are an assortment of products and decorative ideas that use green materials, such as sustainable wood and bamboo that are both environmentally friendly and chic. While you may not be able to afford major enhancements like installing solar panels, you can still incorporate new green technologies, even if it’s just investing in smart power strips or investing in a wooden headboard, which will save you money and make your home more environmentally-friendly.
Develop a ‘Green’ Thumb
Growing and maintaining live plants in and around your home is not only aesthetically pleasing, they are also a great way to make your home greener at a low cost. In addition, introducing live plants to your home can also reduce your reliance on appliances used to cool your house as they release moisture into the air and can maintain a comfortable level of humidity. If you have never owned a plant, or lack any sort of gardening skills, you can purchase plants or flowers from a range of retailers who can give you plant survival tips.
For those who dwell in an urban environment that isn’t conducive to the traditional form of gardening, there is plenty of cutting-edge technology that enables you to grow your own herbs, vegetables, and other plants in your home without the need for exterior environmental elements. Through hydroponics, which is the process of replacing soil with mineral nutrient solvents, and common products that can be found in any home improvement shop or store that sells gardening equipment, you can easily concoct your own in-house garden.
Whether your green interior design project includes large-scale renovations, or small, cosmetic enhancements, crafting a sustainable habitat for you and your family improves the look and feel of your home and provides you with a better living environment.