BY Natasha E. Feghali
Bringing the outdoors in is all about embracing as much light and fresh air as possible into our homes. If you are keen to make your home more environmentally friendly or want to reflect your passion for nature throughout your interiors, here are three simple ways to go about it. The earthy home is a type of house that is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Our homes need to be more than just steel and cement. They represent a place of belonging, a place where we rest, gather, and make memories. We have recently spent more time thinking about our homes, and how it can reflect our values. We want a home that allows us to reduce our environmental footprint and live more simply while being a space where we love to spend our time.
Now, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to how living your life impacts the planet. It might not seem like your daily routine is adding to issues like global warming, but this is precisely why the world is in the state that it is currently in. Being considerate of your actions can be the best way to stop serious problems for the environment. There are plenty of environmental specialists like Jai Shroff who are working to change how the world operates in order to benefit the planet. Environmental concerns are a huge deal these days. It may seem difficult to make big changes, but here are a couple of quick and fun activities to do in your own home or at the store. Read on for some easy changes to make your home greener.
Here are 3 ways to incorporate a greener home in an environmentally friendly way!
USING RECYCLED MATERIALS
Incorporate the earthy trend into your home by embracing natural materials such as recycled timber. In the past few years, recycled timber has become a popular option for homeowners looking for ways to make their homes eco-friendly – not to mention right on-trend. Recycled timber is made from existing materials - rather than freshly cut wood, which is less expensive and prevents unnecessary landfill. It instantly adds a vintage vibe to your home — perfect when adopting an earthy theme. Consider using recycled timber for the doors or window frames, or even adding the material to your kitchen cabinetry for a rustic feel.
CHANGE YOUR COLOUR SCHEME
We all know that color significantly influences the ‘mood’ of a space, so switch to an earthy color palette to create a natural interior space. Adding color to your home does not have to involve painting. Go earthy the easy way with throw cushions, artworks, placemats and lampshades that boast an array of natural colors. In the bathroom, choose a neutral color palette with light browns and beiges for a more relaxing ambience. Alternatively, choose a wallpaper design with a botanical or a geometric design.
STEP UP SOME GREENERY
Nothing screams ‘earthy’ more than lush greenery. Some advice? Bring a touch of the exotic indoors with a vertical garden. Perfect for a small indoor space. It is a great way to enjoy fresh greenery in the comfort of your own home.
Set aside a well-lit, north-facing wall, then mix and match a few hanging baskets, or go all out with an entire wall of flowering plants. Let’s face it: reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work. Solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy and fun ways to conserve energy.
Today, going green is becoming more and more important to many people around the world. Recycling as much as possible, spending money on brands that support environmental causes, and making small yet effective green changes to your home and lifestyle can make a difference to your impact on the environment. Sometimes, even the smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.