Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:33

Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Decorating a new home is a fun, exciting part of the moving process. If you are moving to Denver, an area known for its natural beauty and stunning greenery, finding the right decor to match your dream look can be expensive. Not to worry! Look no further than these fun, easy, and eco-friendly interior design ideas to bring a little of the Colorado outdoors into your home.

Indoor Vertical Garden:

Whether you use sleek, premade shelves or go for the rustic feel with exposed wood, a vertical garden makes the perfect accent wall for your home. Collect small terracotta pots (4”-5”) to plant herbs or other greens you love. Cut holes in wooden planks that are 2” wider than the diameter of the pots you select. String the planks together with ropes and slide the pots into each hole. For a pop of color, you can paint the pots and shelves to match the design themes in your home.

Upcycled Welcome Sign:

upcycled welcome sign

When you are putting those last finishing touches on your new Denver home, you don't have to go out and buy all new decor. You can create a welcome sign that uses those random items you have collected over time or that don't quite have a place in your new home. This sign used a refurbished shovel that was given new life with a coat of spray paint. The wooden plank has “welcome” stenciled on to it and some rustic gardening trinkets are attached with wire and twine. You can make your new home the most welcoming place on the block with this eco-friendly design.

Mason Jar Chandelier:

mason jar chandelier Turning your unused mason jar into a rustic chandelier is the perfect way to reuse those old jars and compliment your design aesthetic. Drill a hole through the flat top of each mason jar to connect the light and the socket through. Next, drill holes through a wooden plank and thread the wires through it. Connect with wire connectors before mounting the plank on the ceiling. Once your chandelier is hung up, the last step is to plug it in and light the chandelier. The ambient light shining through the mason jars creates a cozy fixture you cannot find anywhere else.

If you are not much for crafting, you can still bring these sustainable decoration elements into your home. When you are buying furniture, look for pieces that are made from reclaimed wood or glass. You can often find coffee tables, dining room sets and even headboards that are made from renewable resources like bamboo. Many paint brands have an environmentally conscious line of high-quality colors and you can even find finishes that are formaldehyde-free.

Which eco-friendly decor project will make it into your home?