Green Decorating

| June 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

While green is a lovely color and you may want to paint your room a nice shade of shamrock, when we say green, we mean environmental.

So how can you decorate your home while staying in the green?  Three ways:

Restore

Restoring old vases into a more modern decoration.

 

Reuse

Include antique chairs like this to give your home a vintage feel.

Reinvent

Turn old into new by making something like an old suitcase into something completely different like a medicine cabinet!

If you’re trying to avoid throwing out an old piece of furniture, try restoring it.  With a new finish or new upholstery you can avoid creating needless waste, and hold on to your favorites that you can’t part with.  Reuse your old china and vintage items rather than getting rid of them.  If you still hate those old items, reinvent them to make something you can live with.  You can create brand new works of art that will fit into your home better or even make great gifts!

Green is all about saving.  Saving money, saving the environment and saving time!  Look for things other people are getting rid of, throwing away or selling.

Check out places like:

Yard Sales

Consignment Shops

Craigslist Free Items

Auctions

Thrift Stores

 

So easy, so fun and endless possibilities.  There is something green for every decorating style, so start looking and repurposing!

 

Photos from:  Chook with the looks, tobecharmed, and lynx bazar on flickr.com

Category: Apartment Life, Apartment Organization, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining, DIY, Going Green

About Sydney: Sydney is working for For Rent Media Solutions as an intern in Social Media Marketing. In this role, she assists in executing and optimizing social media strategic plans across several different channels. Among these channels are blogging, social networking, promoting brand awareness on video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time finding ways to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Sydney graduates from Virginia Tech in December, 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She looks forward to getting out into the real world and working on her career. She also loves the color green, the beach, and country music.

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  1. Henry says:

    Great write up!!! It is beautiful worth enough for me. Thanks for the share.

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