If you are redoing or redesigning a space, you may want to learn more about green interior design. The “green” meaning environmentally friendly. Green interior design isn’t just about using things that are recycled or environmentally friendly to decorate your space with, but is also about making your space more efficient and better for the environment. There are many different products and ways to achieve this while designing your space, and you will find it is going to be surprisingly easy. Not only is going to be easy, but with the market continuing to grow, the prices are becoming more and more reasonable.
There are structural things that you can do to your room to make it more green. These things would include replacing old windows, inserting ceiling fans, and blowing more insulation into your walls or attic spaces. When your windows are old or have leaks you are losing air both out and in. This means that your appliances are working harder to keep your room at a set temperature. By fixing this you are using less electricity. Using a ceiling fan can help circulate are and eliminate the need to turn the air conditioner on. Sometimes the draft of a fan is all you need. If your house was not insulated properly than you are probably paying through the roof to heat or cool your home. Blowing insulation is easy and not expensive, especially compared to what you will save on your energy bills.
Designing your house with energy efficient appliances is not only going to save the planet, but is also going to benefit your wallet. Energy efficient appliances use less energy to do their job. You can get kitchen appliances, toilets, shower heads, washers and dryers, and numerous other things. They may cost a little more to purchase, but within the first year they normally pay for themselves with the money saved on utility bills. There are also many tax breaks that are offered to people who are purchasing these energy efficient appliances. Your old appliances could be costing you a ton.
When decorating your home with green products you don’t have to sacrifice style. Green products are everywhere. You can find organic products at most home improvement stores and also local superstores. You can get furniture, flooring, and all the decor that you want. Things like organic thermal curtains are a great option. They are made of all natural fabrics and they are insulated to keep your room at the cold or warm temperature you desire. Almost anything you think of other than electronics you can normally get in an organic brand. You can also make what you want by recycling things an using things from the environment.
If you are choosing to redesign your home with the green theme, make sure that you properly recycle all of your old things. Many things can be taken to thrift stores or second hand shops, or be donated to people who may need them. If they aren’t salvageable then take them to your local recycling center to make sure that they don’t end up in landfill or damaging the planet somewhere. By getting rid of your old things properly you are not only going green with your new stuff but also with your old stuff!
If you are having a hard time or need some help, there are plenty of resources available to assist you. Try your local furniture, home improvement, and specialty stores. You may also want to talk to your financial planner or tax accountant about the different benefits you can get for incorporating these many different things. Everyone needs to start doing there part to protect our planet’s resources. Go green and encourage others to do the same today.