Everyone likes a greener environment, right? This is mainly because; a greener environment evokes fresh energy, creates fresh and lively environment, and is undoubtedly healthy for everyone. But with the increase in pollution, improper waste management, global warming and other hazardous environmental issues, it has become very tough for us to retain a greener environment around our home, locality or our city as a whole. It’s tough to retain greenery, but it’s not impossible isn’t it? We should always try to discover the solutions for the impossible tasks, and conquer it.
When it comes to making a greener environment, there are tiny little things and efforts that can really add up to make a difference. And to gain back a greener environment, one should start giving efforts right from their home. When you start creating a greener environment at home, you’ll soon realise that you are breathing fresh air that’s energetic, positive, lively and eco-friendly. People who enjoy interior decorating can easily do so in an environment friendly manner.
Ways to create greener environment at home
There are many ways to create greener environment at home and here are a few you can try easily:
Go organic when possible
In order to create a greener environment at home, always try to avoid chemical stuffs and opt for things that are organic and natural. Today, you can find home decors and furniture of naturally made materials like wood, which don’t contain chemicals or emit toxic gases. Compared to those which are of synthetic materials, these natural decors are specially designed to be free from allergens and other harmful components. In case you want to freshen up the atmosphere of your house, try using essential organic oils, aromatic candles or fresh flowers, instead of chemical sprays in order to conceal the stinky smell of the house. Here’s a detailed post you may like to check to know more about using eco-friendly materials for home construction and green living.
Let the sun in
Since sun is the source of two most vital natural energies such as heat and light, it would be appropriate for you to let the sun-light enter the house, in almost every room. Staying indoors on a glorious sunny day is completely a boring idea, isn’t it? So, why deprive yourself from sun’s energy and radiance, when you can spend a few hours soaking under the energized sun rays? Ventilate your room as much as possible, and allow the sun to peep in. Sun rays have Vitamin D which is very good for skin and you can easily benefit if you allow the sun light enter your house and balcony.
Using natural lighting for green living
Human beings can’t do anything without electricity. Everyone has more than at least four electronic appliances at their home, which they use and require on a daily basis. But, one of the most important electronic stuff that everyone uses is the ‘lights’. So, why not use natural light? If there’s nothing you can do about it, you can still go green by changing into more cost-effective and environment friendly bulbs such as LED or light-emitting diode bulbs. They last for longer period of time without consuming too much electricity. Or else, you can use solar lights installed in specific areas of the house, where the sun rays can reach easily. Solar lights are very expensive though, so it’s better to buy LEDs and others that are cheap, and consume lesser energy.
It’s very expensive, as well as not possible to buy new furniture and decors every now and then, once the old and cheaper ones get damaged. That’s why, it’s always better to buy stuffs that might be costly, but will last for years. So, in such cases don’t take a back in investing more. It would be a clever choice to go for a one time investment, and avoid stuffs that has to be disposed too early.
To make a greener environment at home, do not forget to use ‘plants’. A green or eco-friendly environment at home is incomplete without usage of plants. So, pot as many plants as you can, and place them near corners where the sun-light can enter easily. Yes, it is true that in monsoon the indoor plants attract loads of insects, but you can always take a little pain to replace them on your roof or balcony, during the damp monsoons.
Over to you
People, who are very eager to bring back the eco-friendly or greener environment at their home, do follow the simple yet effective tips to create a greener environment at home that we have discussed today. It’s always better to go green; it will keep you and your family healthy. These are very simple tips that can be followed very easily. You may also ask an expert interior decorator for help if needed. Do you have more suggestions on making greener homes, feel free to share with us. And if you are