Eco Friendly Furnishings – Enhancing Your Home Naturally

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Choosing eco-friendly furnishings for your home is fast becoming the zeitgeist of this decade and beyond. If you are considering becoming an eco-conscious homeowner or tenant there is a wealth of resourceful information available to enable you to create the green design and lifestyle that you are looking for.

You can buy everything from all your furnishing needs including, tableware, clocks, linen, candles, cushions, curtains and natural area rugs made from natural, sustainable, and non-toxic materials and that’s got to be good for you and the environment.

From the bedroom to the bathroom there is a wide range of products made from natural materials including organic cotton, natural latex, seagrass, pure wool, jute, beeswax, hemp, bamboo and sustainable timbers.

Seagrass rugs are environmentally friendly because they do not contain formaldehyde and are very strong and durable making them an affordable option for any budget and a healthier choice for your home or office.

One of the fastest growing in popularity and most renewable resources is Bamboo. Available in the marketplace today is an extensive range of beautifully crafted items for your home including chopping boards, bowels, utensils, plates salad servers and of course beautiful bamboo rugs.

Bamboo, unlike other hardwoods does not swell or shrink as it absorbs little moisture and it is harder than maple and very durable so it will have a longer life span in your home. If you are not replacing items as frequently that will be a saving for your pocket book and the environment.

To shed some light on your planet friendly dining, home office or bedroom you can choose energy-efficient natural lighting to create your own special ambience. Placement of your lighting can also increase the effective output and choosing LED lamps will reduce energy consumption because they use less energy than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs and unlike fluorescent bulbs LED light bulbs don’t contain mercury vapor.

In addition, natural beeswax or soy candles can create that special ambience in the home, save on energy and are also available in a scented range with many being made from natural aromatherapy oils. Many of the candles currently on the market are made with synthetic wax and are cut with a considerable and concerning amount of petroleum-derived oil creating toxic fumes when burned.

The eco friendly home furnishings and now plentiful with so many innovative products available across all budgets and with many available online you don’t even have to get into the car to buy them. Now that’s eco friendly!

If you really want to be kind to yourself, family, friends and the environment you can keep up with the latest trends and fashion and win points for your support for the environment when you choose eco friendly furnishings.

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