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Sustainable design is also a happy home goal. Nayar says that the easiest way to get started is to "switch out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents. Lighting consumes a huge amount of energy."
Choosing eco-friendly furnishings is another easy way to decorate sustainably. You can buy used pieces, furniture made from reclaimed materials or new furniture that is sustainably manufactured. For example, this sofa, ottoman, and wing chairs are all by CR Laine Furniture and are certified green by the American Home Furnishings Alliance.