If you are a concerned citizen of the world, then you should flaunt the color green. And let not your “Go Green” drive be only confined to switching off the monitor when you leave your workstation or using the printer less.
You can add a touch of green to your home décor too. And fret not, for the expenses will be far less than what conventional makeover jobs like changing the furniture style and the upholstery, entail.
There can only be few better and pocket-friendly alternatives to greening your home than planting trees or having potted plants in and around the house. A pot of geraniums on the kitchen window sill looks charming, while a tub of jasmine on the dinner table, regularly pruned to keep it into a shrub, livens up the environs.
Beautify these eco-friendly touches with pots in interesting forms and shapes-a glass pitcher, a watering can, or even a teapot.
These dashes of green also wring in manifold health benefits. The lingering aroma of jasmine is proven to help those with insomnia, alleviate depression, and sooth frayed nerves. Gerbera and chrysanthemums around the house will freshen up the air.
Many interior designers ask you to choose home décor styles or objects that impart a character to your living environs. If you are intent on making a success out of your green drive, then consider designing a few green products yourself. Create a room divider out of rope or fashion a hanging towel rack from a vine branch.
These are easy projects and will not cost you the earth either. The ingredients are also easy to acquire, the rope will probably be lying somewhere in the garden shed. You can be sure that these green touches to the home decoration will turn into conversation pieces.
Let your home ooze out “green” with furniture and decorations in natural materials. A cane or wooden seating arrangement in natural color palettes will gel well with the potted plants around. You can also opt for natural fibers for your table tops and upholstery.
These materials impart a relaxing look and make your interiors stand out from the ones embellished with run-of-the-mill metal and steel fixtures and synthetic fibers. Furthermore, these are apt ways to impart that much-sought-after personalized look to your home decor.
Clear glass is also a good option for a green décor. Probably nothing looks classier and more elegant than a glass jar on the kitchen counter with beautiful motifs etched on it or a clear glass candle holder atop the chest of drawers in the hallway. Glass also blends in with almost any kind of look that your house may project.
When you settle down into a “Go Green” groove, consider tiles that come with the eco-friendly tag. These tiles do not contain toxic materials nor do they give off toxic fumes. If there are leftover tiles from your last year’s house remodeling job, then you can break them into smaller bits and re-use in a mosaic-like pattern.
Invite nature in, settle for natural materials for your furniture, upholstery, and installations, and use eco-friendly paints and flooring-introduce these green touches to your home décor and flaunt your green mantra.