Right decor ideas can give soul to a soulless room and add magic to a dull space. With a little creativity and imagination, you can transform the look and feel of your living space with environment-friendly decor ideas. Over here, we discuss 4 eco-friendly decor tips to help you nail the right look for your living room:
1) Choose low VOC paint
There’s immense power in design, and wall color is at the core of it. However, many wall paints contain chemical additives known as volatile organic compounds (VOC). Because the chemical additives are volatile, they vaporize and emit gases even after they have dried. The emissions are bad for the environment as well as your family’s health.
As a first step to decorating your living room in an eco-friendly way, choose wall paints that have low VOC content. Our flagship product Silk Glamor, one of our best interior paints, has low VOC content. Also, Silk Glamor gives your living room walls a rich and long-lasting finish. Learn more about Silk Glamor at https://www.bergernepal.com/product-detail/silk-glamor.
2) Use indoor plants as decor elements
Another simple way to give a stylish makeover to your living room in an eco-friendly way is to use indoor plants as decor elements. You can take various approaches when decorating your living room with indoor plants. One simple way is to use small-sized potted plants such as peace lily, peterio fern plant, and parlour palm to complement the current decor of the room.
Another approach is to use large-sized indoor plants such as monstera plant, bamboo palm plant, and elephant ear plant as the room’s decor highlight. Also, indoor plants act as a natural air purifier and help you keep your living room looking and feeling fresh.
3) Use natural lighting during daytime
How attractive your living room looks largely depends on the illumination of the space. The brighter the lighting, the more vibrant the ambiance of the room. While it’s important to use bright lighting, you can use natural lighting during the daytime to lower your electricity usage.
Welcome more sunlight in your living room by installing large-sized windows. If you have a balcony facing the living room, install a patio door that has a large-sized glass frame. Use semi-sheer see-through curtains as they allow more sunlight. Also, you can use decorative mirrors as wall accessories. Mirrors reflect light and help you ensure bright illumination with natural light. You can also choose soothing neutrals such as our light beige shade Wanderer (1P1909), light coral shade Le Bisque (1P2005), and muted white shade Walking on the Clouds (8T1707) to create a vibrant look.
4) Choose the right candles
Candles create a relaxing ambiance and fill your home with delightful scents. However, you need to be careful when choosing candles because a lot of cheap candles contain the same harmful VOCs as standard paints. Choose candles made from natural materials to uplift the vibe of your living space.
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