Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Hilton Head Island, SC

When it comes to sustainable, earth-friendly furnishings and décor, your options are plentiful, whether they are created from metal, wood, plastic or cloth. Many designers are embracing "repurposed" materials when approaching a design project and opt for vintage pieces that can be modernized or for reclaimed wood from old houses and furniture that is just waiting to be reincarnated. Furnishings made from these materials are a perfect example of resource efficiency. More and more furniture is being manufactured from recycled plastics and metals and you'd be surprised at the diversity and quality that is available! If you have the option, try to reupholster furniture and reuse old materials. This is a simple but effective way to promote eco-friendly living.

Look for labeling like the Rediscovered Wood Certification by the Rainforest Alliance or the Greenguard Certification, which ensures that furniture is low toxicity. You can also look for untreated pieces or furniture that is treated with organic substances like natural wood finishes and naturally tanned leather. Volatile Organic Compounds are the most common family of chemicals that you will want to be aware of, as they release potentially toxic synthetic vapors into the air, which is commonly referred to as off-gassing. Recent studies have shown that the quality of the air inside your home is often worse than the air you breathe outside. Maintaining good indoor air quality is crucial to your health and the health of your family and pets.

There's a misconception that environmental products are too expensive or lacking in style and selection. This is simply not true! With so many new products on the market and so many top name manufacturers embracing the movement, these products are available to fit any budget or aesthetic preference. Green is for everyone. You can beautify your home while maintaining an environmentally friendly philosophy.

P.S.: Don't forget that living houseplants are not just pretty, they also function as filtration systems, drawing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and recycling it into fresh air!

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