5 Tips for Green Design on a Budget
1. Plan Your Green Design
2.Shopping Begins in the Home
Go shopping in your own home first. Creating a “new” piece — even if it came from your home — will make a space feel refreshed. Can something that’s been in the living room for years be painted, reupholstered, or refreshed with a slip cover? Instead of buying a bunch of new stuff, exercise your creativity before you exercise your wallet.
3.Size Matters in Green Design
Use graph paper to accurately draw the room. With measurements of the room you’re updating and the existing furniture and accessories, draw the room on a piece of graph paper. Create furniture pieces that you can cut out and move around using another piece of paper. Plan your room arrangement so you know what size furniture or accessories will fit in the space.
4.It’s Not Used - It’s Vintage
Search consignment stores, thrift shops, flea markets, antique stores and resale shops. This is not only a great way to save money while going green, but it’s a lot of fun, too. Spending an afternoon haunting the dark aisles of old stores can yield some amazing bargains and one-of-a-kind pieces that your friends who shop at expensive stores will never discover.
5. Green Design: Color Your World
Add a fresh coat of paint in a new color. Choose paint that is low/no VOC (volatile organic compounds). Look on the paint can for the VOC content and choose paint with fewer than 100 grams/liter VOC.
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