Three Easy DIY Eco Friendly Interior Design

Are you looking to spice up the interior design of your home, but are not looking to spend a lot of money in the process? For those concerned about energy costs and the environment, there are multiple easy DIY eco-friendly interior design tips and tricks that you can use to spice up your home without having to put in too much effort or spend much money on the process. A few easy do it yourself tips that you can utilize for eco-friendly interior design include;

Alternative Flooring Materials

One of the best ways to spice up your interior design is to make changes to your flooring. Almost any type of flooring, from wood flooring, to vinyl and carpet has eco-friendly options available to you, some of which can be easily installed yourself. Vinyl is generally easy to install, and natural linoleum and recycled rubber floors are excellent eco-friendly options that are available at a reasonable price. If its carpet that you’re looking for, wool carpet is completely eco-friendly and there are also many carpet types that are made from recycled materials, allowing you to receive a great looking floor while having a low impact on the environment around you. Installing eco-friendly flooring can look great, and serve as an ongoing reminder of your commitment to being green and being as low-impact on the environment as you can possibly be.

Lighting

The lamps and lighting that you choose for the inside of your residence can create an ambiance and general feel within the room. There are also many eco-friendly lighting options available to you. Changing the lighting in your home is one of the easiest ways for you to lower the impact that you are having on the environment. With so many different green bulbs available as the market for these products have grown, changing the lighting within your home can be an easy way for you to redesign and change the mood of the interior of your home without a huge investment or effort on your port. Along with the bulbs themselves, you can also look into making additions to the home, such as motion sensors, lessening the number of lights in the home period, or adding dimmer switches to your lights that can allow you to control the amount of energy that each of the lights in your home use.

Roofing

Your roof also provides you with an excellent opportunity to lower your impact on the environment while making changes to your home that look great. One popular option is to utilize long-lasting shingles, some of which will have an estimated 15-year life span, which greatly reduces the damage done to the environment during the manufacturing of the shingles. There are also other shingle options available; including 100% recycled synthetic shingles.Installing metal roofing is another excellent choice for green-minded individuals. Metal roofing is a solid choice in fire hazard zones, and is a lightweight and cost effective roofing material.

For those who have made a serious commitment to lowering their negative impact on the earth and environment, there are some easy do it yourself options available to you that allow you to redesign the interior of your home without having to put too much effort or money into the process. To make large-impact green changes to your home with as little effort as possible helps to ensure that you can be part of the green solution.  Living a green, low-impact life has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it appears as if this trend will continue moving forward.

Author: Noelle Farley

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