Green Apartment Supplies

Looking for a way to make your apartment not only stylish but environmentally friendly? The amount of recyclable items has steadily grown from a trend and transformed into a staple at stores that sell home decor, office supplies and other items for around the house. What you might have seen tends to be produced from cardboard or not so pleasing to eye, so you may be wondering what options there are out there to green it up a bit while staying fashionable. If you want to make the most of your apartment purchases so they’re eco-friendly, here are some options you might like to considered:

Cork Mat

This can be used in your kitchen as a trivet to hold hot pots, in a home office to pin notes to or as a piece of wall art for your bedroom.

Soy Candles:

These candles are produced with naturally occurring materials and can often be found at local farmer’s markets. They burn longer and come in a variety of colors.

Soy Paint:

Paints based in soy are environmentally friendly because they come from a renewable research. The best part of these candles is that they do have the harsh chemical smell of other paints.

Bamboo Mats:

Bamboo mats look great in a home office or as a small area rug in living rooms. By buying one or more of these, you help cut down on the use of petroleum-based plastics.

Organic Cotton Linens:

Buy linens that have been locally produced if possible, but as a whole, organic cotton linens offer a softer feel than synthetically produced materials.

Reclaimed Wood:

The best furniture available is one you help design. The best way to do that is from reclaimed wood. Cabinets, chairs, tables and other items can be created from reclaimed wood and helps encourage the concept of recycling.

Plants:

Adding plants to any room adds a pop of color. Not only are plants pleasing to the eye, but they also add natural air purification.

Be sure to check your local stores and ask to see any of their eco-friendly items. The variety is growing by the day as people become more conscious of how their decisions affect the world around them. Going green doesn’t have to be bland and boring. It can be exciting, fashionable and eco-friendly! Happy shopping!

 

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