The 4 Best Eco-Conscious Ways to Beautify Your Apartment

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When it comes to moving into a new apartment, it’s important that you make it feel as close to home as possible. However, what’s equally important is creating a healthy, eco-friendly environment that you feel good living in. But once you’ve used your free luxury apartment locator, what are the next steps you should take to get it in move-in ready condition?

Take a look at the following four tips for some eco-conscious ways to beautify your apartment without sacrificing the social atmosphere and at home “feel goods.”

Enhance your apartment

1) Install eco-friendly shades

When it comes to keeping your home or apartment at a comfortable temperature, especially in a place as hot as Texas, one of the first things you should turn your attention to is your windows. And not just the windows themselves, although it’s always a very good idea to install energy efficient windows in your home, but with your blinds.

Energy efficient and eco-friendly blinds such as the Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades provide a perfect state-of-the-art design that not only provides an energy efficient layer of insulation between the outside world and your home, but they look great too. What’s even better is blinds such as these qualify for a federal tax rebate so you can get much of the money on your investment back!

2) Choose non-toxic paints

It’s only natural that you’ll want to repaint the walls in your new apartment so that they represent the kind of indoor atmosphere you want to live in. When trying to be eco-conscious, stick with lighter colors that natural sunlight can bounce off of naturally such as earthy blues, greens, and whites. Doing so will allow you to use less electricity in the daytime since your home will be lit from the outside.

Of course, it goes without saying that if you’re going to repaint your new apartment, you should always consider doing so with non-toxic paints. It’s not only better for the environment, but it ensures you’re living in a healthy and productive environment.

3) Go green with house plants

There’s no better way to beautify your home than doing so with a few natural elements such as house plants. Plants such as succulents and cacti create a great point of interest and conversation piece when placed in front of mirrors or on top of desks. Not only this but certain varieties of plants such as Devil’s ivy and Chinese evergreens can greatly increase your home air quality and are easy to maintain.

Need even more reasons to go green with a few house plants? When you’re living in a state where bugs are prone to find their way indoors, some pest deterring plants such as mint, rosemary, and chamomile not only help keep pests away from your home, but they work overtime as natural ingredients that you can cook with too.

4) Decorate with eco-conscious materials

Just because you’re going for a modern design doesn’t mean you have to get the next biggest and best thing. Take a look at what types of modern decor is available regarding recycled materials. Designers and home decor companies have really been stepping up to the plate when it comes to offering recycled and eco-friendly products. For instance, you can now get timbers of an old building to create a custom bed frame, use recycled rope to create a hanging book rack for your notebooks, and purchase broken glass that has been repurposed into beautiful glass cup set.

When it comes to being eco-conscious about your living environment, there are certainly a lot of options to choose from when decorating your new apartment or home. What have you done to your living space to create a more peaceful and eco-friendly environment?