Think globally, says the expression. And this is also true for decorating your home. Because caring for the planet starts at home, with the choice of materials, furniture or fabrics around you. Want to be more ecofriendly? Decorate your home starts with green key. We give you some clues.
1. Fabrics that caress your skin
Linen, cotton, wool, silk, Tencel (a fabric made from wood) or hemp mixed with linen or silk. Choose eco-friendly fabrics which do not contain tóxicas- and biological substances which come from crops that are not used pesticides or fungicides or chemical fertilizers. You'll gain comfort and your skin will thank you.
2. Three letters change everything
Flooring, furniture, accessories ... Go to the search and capture of the FSC label (Forest Stewardship Council). Why? Because management ensures that the wood has been done responsibly with the environment and society. The most sustainable option are pieces of natural veneer on recycled wood board.
3. Furniture: Wood in the soul
No, not just any wood. Furniture made bet board with low formaldehyde emission-a volatile substance which can be harmful to health, and could certificate "echo" and distempers.
4. Countertops recycled
Do you imagine a kitchen countertop made from remnants of glass or porcelain? Yes, there are. And with ash and resin or stones or bottles. Select them recycled: reduce waste and minimize VOC emissions (Volatile Organic Compounds) harmful to health.
5. Carpet fibers, magic
Team up with natural fibers, they are sustainable and very healthy. Each has different properties worth advantage to your needs. Thus, jute is soft and warm. Algae are waterproof. Sisal is flexible and bamboo, very fresh.
Natural fibers can to dress floors inside and outside the home.
6. Walls respiring
If you avoid synthetic paints will minimize the presence of VOCs and therefore the home environment will be healthier. A natural alternative offer paints made from milk and minerals.
7. Imitate the koala, choose bamboo
It is not wood but it looks like, hence this giant grass is a very good alternative to avoid overexploitation of forests. But its benefits go beyond appearance: it is very resistant to moisture and is not easily deformed. In addition, it can be applied on floors, countertops and furniture. Better, impossible!
8. isolate yourself, but not toxic
Cork, hemp, wool, wood fiber panels or cellulose. They contain no toxic substances are environmentally friendly and create a very comfortable home microclimate. Rockwool, glass wool, extruded polystyrene and polyurethane are effective insulators, but are not ecological. You choose.
9. Cardboard boxes beyond
The board has reinvented itself and today are made from chairs to toys. Apart from its aesthetic echo, numbers do not lie: each ton of recycled cardboard is a savings of 140 l of oil, 50,000 liters of water and 900 kg in the emission of carbon dioxide.
10. Recalls new uses
Reusing is key to being ecofriendly. Even when decorating! Before discarding a piece of furniture by old or outdated values give a second chance. Maybe just a coat of paint and a few arrangements to bring it about. And presto! Furniture like new.