How to Create a Sustainable Home – GUEST POST

Over the past couple of years, more people are making beneficial changes when it comes to the awareness of the environment and climate. One of those areas is right in their home with sustainable living. Decorating your home with a sustainable approach is not only eco-friendly but also cost-friendly, now that’s a two for one!

Here are some sustainable decorating tips for an eco-friendly home.

What is Sustainable Decorating?

Sustainable decorating is curating your space while considering the environment. You may ask yourself, “what does sustainable decorating look like?” In this case, one style does not fit all. Decorate in a way that fits your style, exudes relaxation, and improves your happiness.

3 Sustainable Decorating Tips


Start where you’re at! Reuse pieces that you have at home first and build on that. Upcycling involves taking an item that no longer serves its purpose and giving it a new life and value. Many benefits come with upcycling. For starters, reusing a product reduces the manufacturing process, resulting in less hazardous waste production. It also reduces the amount of waste that will need to be recycled or that ends up in a landfill. This is from the item being given multiple uses than its initial purpose.

If you are feeling creative, this is also a perfect time to get involved with some DIY projects at home. For example, if you have a suitcase that looks to be in good condition but the wheels will no longer roll. Turn that old suitcase into a funky planter with your favorite plant. There is no limit when it comes to upcycling.

Once you’ve made the best out of what you have at home, you can use vintage or second-hand pieces to utilize. Choosing pieces that have been produced from recycled items is the perfect way for a healthier home.

Banish Plastic

To create a more sustainable home, you should avoid the use of plastic decor. Plastic is in more items than you may realize. Purchasing items that are eco-friendly puts less stress on your living space and the environment.

When it comes to areas like the kitchen, go beyond switching out your plastic bags for reusable bags. Glass and stainless steel are much better alternatives for food storage. Buying materials such as those will lower your environmental footprint.

Swap With Others

Just like the saying goes “another’s man’s trash is another’s man’s treasure.” Creating a sustainable lifestyle has become a huge trend in the past couple of years leading to a large community of individuals giving their home that new touch. Having a community of people who are all repurposing their homes will allow you to trade unwanted items for new gems. For example, Join local Facebook to explore more swapping opportunities nearby.

The Benefits of Creating a Sustainable Home

Looking for sustainable items can take a little extra time, but the benefits are well worth it.

Here are a few of the benefits of having sustainable decor.

  • Your furniture will be more durable and last longer.
  • This will boost your self-worth in knowing that you are helping the environment.
  • Having items in your home that serve a specific purpose creates less clutter, which reduces anxiety and stress levels.
  • Creating a sustainable home is more resistant when it comes to weather extremes. It also requires less energy to heat and cool.

Even if they are reused items or cost-friendly you want to keep those things safe. Once you’ve decorated your space with sustainable items, don’t let them go to waste. Protect your upcycled pieces from damage or theft with homeowners insurance.

For more sustainable decorating tips to make your space eco-friendly, check out this infographic below.

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GUEST AUTHOR: Darasha Singleton
Darasha Singleton is a content writer from Augusta, Ga. She has a background in TV  broadcasting and entertainment journalism, which has led her to cover a range of unique topics. In her spare time, Darasha enjoys watching rom-coms(especially Netflix Originals), musicals, learning French, and creating content for her own socials. To learn more, connect with Darasha on Twitter.


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