Tips for sustainably DIY projects around the house
August 18th, 2022
There's a lot to consider when you're about to embark on a DIY project, from choosing the perfect paint color to choosing the right accessories, lighting, or plants.
With so many things to consider, we have compiled a handy guide containing top tips on how to do DIY around the house more sustainably.
Making your home more eco-friendly by installing easy-to-install hacks, using compostable materials, or upcycling rather than buying new can all help you minimize your carbon footprint.
Below you'll find some sustainable tips and inspiration that won't cost you a fortune!
Choose paint that is eco-friendly
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls can do wonders for your space. Make sure to research prior to heading to the store if you are deciding on what paint to use since not all paint brands are equal when it comes to their impact on the environment. If you are choosing a paint brand, choose one with low, natural, or organic VOCs.
Environmentally friendly paints are available in a variety of colors, so you can choose from a variety of options.
Upcycling is a sustainable art
Changes to décor and small touches can completely transform a room. Upcycling is a much more affordable and sustainable option than buying new if you are planning to make any changes.
Find bargain homeware in your area by exploring second-hand sales sites such as Facebook Marketplace.
Additionally, charity shops often have a variety of pre-loved items for the home, with the added benefit of raising money for a good cause.
Make your space more relaxing by incorporating mood lighting
A space's atmosphere can be greatly influenced by the lighting in different rooms. Be sure to pay attention to every detail in every room.
A kitchen may benefit from bright overhead lights, whereas a living room or bedroom with a lower light level may feel more relaxing.
You can control the lighting level in each room by installing dimmer switches to refresh the lighting in your home. LED light bulbs are also worth switching to because they are 90% more energy efficient than other bulbs, reduce household electricity bills, and are long-lasting, so they rarely need to be replaced.
Put a little green
A variety of houseplants can add vibrancy to any space by adding a touch of greenery. Besides looking great, indoor plants are scientifically proven to improve your mood!
The Snake Plant, for example, can even remove contaminants from the air.
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