Have you been thinking how you can positivity impact our environment? You probably have heard how eco-friendly home can have a great impact our health, improves indoor air, and sets the right example for our future generations. It is a fact, that we spend most of our home time in the living room. And that is the first place in your house you should make more eco-friendly.
Here are 6 ways to make it happen:
- WALLS – for cleaner indoor air, use plaster for your walls made from clay and natural pigments – these will produce negative ions that repel dust and pollen.
- PAINT – chose a paint that contained zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds): chemicals that give paint an odor and can contribute to poor indoor air quality.
- FLOOR – Wool carpet it is an easy option to make your living room more eco-friendly. As wool is a natural resource, it is very durable and can last centuries. Or choose wooden floor ideally sourced locally, or made from reclaimed wood – to lower transportation costs and a lighter carbon footprint than more exotic rainforest woods.
- FURNITURE – furniture is low toxicity: furniture that is untreated or treated with natural substances, like natural wood finishes, or naturally tanned leather. Organic cotton is also less likely to be treated with toxic stuff. Another great way to dodge toxic chemicals is to buy furniture that is vintage or second-hand and has already done most of its offgassing.
- ACCESSORIES – choose accessories made from organic fabrics.
- LIGHTNING – firstly, make the most of daylight by keeping blinds open. Secondly, choose Energy Efficient Bulbs. And Thirdly, Choose lamps made with natural, recycled, or reused materials. Use motion sensors and dimmers to give you just the right amount of light.
As you can see, eco-friendly house is mostly beneficial to our health and it does not have to cost a fortune.
With Love, Gitana