We spend most of our time in the living room, drinking coffee, spending time with family and friends, watching TV or reading our favourite magazines. Now imagine doing all this in an eco-friendly space - so many benefits for both you and the environment!
Eco-friendly houses can be slightly expensive to build from scratch. But if you’re on a budget, you can begin with small modifications within your home to counter climate change.
Initially, your aim should be to reduce your carbon footprint. You don’t even need to spend big to achieve this goal. Here are some easy and economical ways to turn your living room into a “green space!”
1. Switch to smart home system
If you’re trying to cut your electricity bills, switching to a sustainable and energy efficient smart home system is your best option. Not only will they make your life more convenient, but the automated technology makes it easier to control the energy consumption. Naturally, you’ll see a noticeable difference in your power bills.
2. Avoid using Air Conditioners or heaters
Air conditioners and heaters running at home for hours have the worst impact on climate change. These devices do make our living rooms cozy and help create the perfect ambience, but at the cost of significant carbon emissions. Whether your heaters operate by burning wood or gas furnaces, both equally contribute to air pollution.
We recommend using an eco-friendly thermostat that utilises minimum energy, benefits the climate, and helps you save big on power bills as well.
3. Convert to solar energy consumption
Solar energy is among the cleanest sources of electricity production. It has little to no carbon emission and requires no additional agents such as water or petrol for electricity generation. Plus, it’s completely free to use!
So ensure that your living room electric gadgets such as lamps are being operated through solar energy. It’ll be an efficient, sustainable, and climate-friendly option.
4. Use water-based paints
Most paints emit toxic VOCs during manufacturing and after application in homes. The long term effect of using traditional solvent-based paints on human respiratory organs and on the environment is drastic.
This is why more and more people are transitioning to water-based paints. Since they require no additional solvents, water-based paints release little to no VOCs. They are less harmful and cause minimal airway discomfort to painters.
5. Use recyclable materials for furniture
Instead of investing in brand new furniture created in factories with a massive carbon footprint, try using recycled furniture or better yet, make your own furniture using recycled materials!
The best part of using recycled furniture is that it helps cut down the need for extracting new raw materials from nature, thus helping save our forests. You can find loads of spare wood, bamboo, and timber to create magnificent masterpieces.
Unleash your creativity and talent to bring together a unique and sustainable aesthetic for your living room!