How to make your home more sustainable
Every day we attach more and more importance to caring for the environment in order to avoid further deterioration of our planet. For this reason, we are concerned about recycling, consuming ecologically or, in the case of the home, we make sure that the eco-friendly materials and the furniture we use are as sustainable as possible. If you also want to have a home that respects the planet, don’t miss this post in which we give you some tips on how to make your home more sustainable. Shall we get started?
Create an eco-friendly home
To minimise our ecological footprint and leave a more caring planet, we have to start acting from our own home. Ideally, we would like to transform our home into a self-sustainable house whose consumption depends largely on solar energy and other natural sources. But in many cases, this is not possible
That’s why we have other options for creating a home that is as environmentally friendly as possible, such as, for example:
- Use eco-friendly LED bulbs
- Reduce energy consumption by switching off lights when they are not in use.
- Consume natural foods, from organic or fair trade gardens.
- Make the most of sunlight
- Use non-toxic cleaning products
- Recycle as much as possible
- Invest in a wood-burning or pellet cooker
- Avoid the use of plastics
- Use paper sparingly
- Do not buy disposable products
In addition to following guidelines to create a home that is as eco-friendly as possible, having environmentally friendly decoration and furniture also helps on how to make your home more sustainable.
Materials such as wood, vegetable fibres and plants bring warmth, personality and balance to every room in the house. Below we are going to look at some of the tricks for decorating a house with eco-friendly furniture:
Selects the best fibres of plant and animal origin
Linen and organic cotton are two of the naturally sustainable materials that you can use in rugs, towels, bed linen and sofa upholstery. Fibres such as rattan, wool, wicker or bamboo are also natural as long as they come from organic plantations or farms that do not use chemical materials in their production. Discover the upholstery fabric trends of 2022.
In Pau, for example, we have three different collections of fabrics: Carlton (100% linen), Ashai (65% cotton and 35% linen) and Delta (25% linen and 75% viscose) and the customer can choose between them or send us their own fabrics.
Choose certified organic wood
If you choose wooden furniture, make sure that it has all the current certifications, in this case, eco fu
rniture has an eco, PEFF or FSC certification. But that’s not all. The wood must be recycled or come from sustainable forests that promote replanting and not deforestation. It is also important know how to care for wood furniture to extend the life of the product.
Rubber wood furniture is also a good alternative because the wood comes from renewable sources, i.e. from plantations that have already fulfilled a useful purpose such as latex production.
The concept of circular economy is very present in the manufacture of ecological furniture as it is based on the use of resources and the reduction of raw materials. Therefore, recycling old furniture by giving it a new use or using pallets to make outdoor furniture is a good way to promote respect for the environment.
Select eco-friendly paint
Whether we want to restore a piece of furniture or paint one of the rooms in our home, the best thing to do is to use ecological paint. Ecological paint is non-toxic and its benefits include the fact that it is healthy, prevents damp and dust and, of course, cares for the planet.
Plants for a more natural look
Plants always bring that natural air into a home, not only because of the green colour but also because they have many advantages such as increasing oxygen levels, purifying the air or removing toxins from the air.
Ethical furniture for your home
Choosing ethical furniture for a house does not mean leaving fashion aside, as nowadays the catalogue of eco-friendly furniture is very wide and varied.
For example, in the living room you can opt for the Harry sofa from the Pau catalogue. This eco friendly coach is made of pine and beech wood from sustainable European forests, and its upholstery is made of cotton and linen fabrics. It also has fully removable covers, making it easy to wash.
To accompany the sofa we can incorporate natural plants, linen curtains and silk cushions, which are very pleasant to the touch.
If you want to know more about our products, download the Pau sustainable furniture catalog now and start decorating your home with top quality sustainable furniture. Find out more information about the advantages of eco-friendly products.