Out with the old and in with the new was so last year! These days it’s all about saving mother earth and reducing your carbon footprint. If you’re looking to freshen up your apartment and take your decorating style to the next level, go eco-friendly.
Reduce, Recycle and Reuse
When you are looking to go eco-chic, start at the thrift shops. Thrift stores are a great place to find hidden treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces that will give your home a little originality. The perfect artwork, mirror, lamp and accents can all be found at your local thrift store for just pennies. Not love at first sight? Don’t look at a piece of furniture for what it is but view it for what it could be - with a coat of paint, creativity and a little elbow grease, you can transform any drab piece of furniture into a new work of art. “One of the greenest things you can do is opt for vintage pieces and re-imagine them in new and interesting ways.” – Sanny Seo
Craigslist, eBay and garage sales are also great places to find decorating décor.
A Pop of Color
Add a recycled pop of color to your walls by visiting your local recycling depot. Many recycling depots have a free paint exchange programs, where you can drop-off leftover paint or grab a bucket of paint for free – great for small projects!
Swap your old unwanted furniture for some new digs on the Freecycle Network.
If you are not into repurposing old furniture and are dead set on buying new pieces, many retailers offer eco-friendly décor; here are some of our favorites: