Ever wonder how you can reduce your carbon footprint, without compromising on the style and conveniences of modern-day living? Now you can have the best of both worlds by trying out these 3 easy tips to go green. From something as simple as switching out your light bulbs, to a completely different look, like an eco-shower, there’s an idea for everyone! Read on to discover how you can go green, save money and still be stylin’ at home.
Whether you’re looking into eco-friendly designs to save some dollars, or you’re just conscious about your impact on the environment, you’re going to love these little home hacks.
Switch out those old incandescent bulbs
It’s a small and low-cost change, but it will make a huge difference to your energy bill and long-term energy use. By switching out those traditional incandescent bulbs (that tend to last about 1,500 hours anyway) with new LED or CFL light bulbs, you will save up to 85% energy use and won’t have to change out the bulbs as often. LED light bulbs last up to 25 times longer than old incandescents.
Bring the outdoors in with a terrarium
Terrariums are a fantastic way to bring elements of the outdoors to your interior space. They’re super simple to make, and they look beautiful as a centrepiece or just to add a bit of greenery. They are great for boosting oxygen and can fit into any décor!
Make your shower a little more eco-friendly with a moss mat
Tired of constantly washing those shower mats, or tossing them if they’ve been a bit neglected? Moss shower mats are a new trend that’s taken interior design by storm. These are a great idea for ensuring those last drops of water aren’t wasted. While these are commercially available, they are a bit pricey—but never fear! They are easy enough to make.
Add a vertical garden to a small backyard
Love your greenery but just have no room outside for a traditional garden? A vertical garden is a great compromise—not only do you get the most out of your space, it’ll also create a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere to spend your afternoons! If you’re a fan of fresh herbs, you could even make a small vertical herb garden for the kitchen, this way your herbs will always be within arm’s reach!