Green Decorating Ideas for Your Home

decorating-green-environmentalGreen living gains more and more popularity because of the favorable environment it creates and the cost-effectiveness of such home modifications. Think about several green possibilities, if you are about to start a home redecoration project soon.

Eco Carpet Tiles
Get rid of the old carpet, especially if it is made of artificial fibers. These could be treated with harsh chemicals. New carpets are much more environment-friendly and easier to install on your own.

Carpet tiles are a great possibility because they come in many colors and different styles. You can use several kinds to make your own custom rug. Some carpet tiles are made from recycled materials, which turns them into an environment-friendly option.

Carpet tiles are easy to install. You simply need to peel and stick the tiles to the bare floor in each room.

Recycled Items
Environment-friendly furniture and accessories can be affordable. You will simply need to do your research in advance.

Many stores offer items made of recycled materials. Alternatively, you can make your own accessories from old jars, plastic bottles and cans.

Reupholster and Re-purpose
Throwing old furniture and cabinets out will result in a lot of waste. Give your old pieces a second life through an easy and enjoyable DIY project.

Old wood is very easy to re-purpose and freshen up. Sand the cabinet doors and varnish or paint them. You will immediately transform their appearance.

When it comes to couches and sofas, you can have those reupholstered. Leather restoration is also a viable possibility. Apart from being environment-friendly, these projects are much more affordable than the purchase of new furniture.

Air Purification and Scents
Candles and air fresheners are very popular but you should avoid the commercial varieties that are made of petroleum-based paraffin. Soy candles are a great natural possibility for giving your home a nice scent. Homemade natural wax candles are another great idea.

Potted plants will keep the air in your home naturally fresh. The plants will contribute to the interior design, as well. Choose flowering plants that require little care and that have deliciously-scented blossoms.

Renovating a Basement Laundry room with Carpet Tile.

That basement laundry room just doesn’t have much style or flair does it? The concrete or hard flooring is one of the eyesores that you’d like to change. The floor is hard on the feet and legs and certainly doesn’t look the best. It isn’t often that you have someone from outside the home in your laundry room but you’d like to change the look and feel of the room to one that is comfortable and presentable. The question is how to accomplish that without spending the earth.

The level of damp that may be present in a basement is something that doesn’t work well with thick carpet. The chance for spills means that you want something which is easy to clean and will not hold the moisture as readily as traditional carpet. The chance for a fall on a laminate or vinyl tile which has been wet is ever-present and something you’d like to prevent.

Your answer to all of those things may be found in carpet tile. Carpet tile can help you to provide a more comfortable feel and more secure footing. It will also hide the unsightly concrete or hard flooring. The installation of carpet tile in a basement laundry room will be superior to more traditional flooring in several ways.

Carpet tile tends to repel water more readily. This means that the floor below won’t be held in a consistently wet condition by the carpet. It tends to dry more easily and to provide for a more secure footing than standard floor tile which can promote falls when wet.

Carpet tile is easier to clean and when it needs to be replaced or repaired, one piece of tile may be removed and replaced as opposed to replacing the entire floor, making it more time efficient and more cost effective for use in high traffic and high risk areas such as the laundry room.

One tip-do try to purchase extra pieces of the carpet tile when you make your initial purchase as different lots of carpet tile, like any other kind of carpet may vary slightly in color.

Indoor Outdoor Carpet

indoor-outdoorDo you have area inside or outside your home that is prone to dampness or fully exposed to weather.  You can use all-weather carpet with “marine” backing for moisture resistance. The carpet material is made to resist fading in direct sunlight, and the backing materials are formulated to resist damage from moisture.

You can use indoor-outdoor “grass” on boats, decks, water parks, sport arenas, swimming pool areas, batting cages, soccer fields and more.