Green Decorating 75 Stories

Easy Green: The Ecofriendly Nursery
Preparing a home for a new little one is an exciting project to undertake, but as many parents can tell you, it is one that can also get stressful, fast. Of course we all want to create the healthiest possible environment for baby, but with so many items...
Ecofriendly Kitchen: Healthier Kitchen Cabinets
Ecofriendly cabinets aren't just for tree huggers. Anyone wanting to improve their home’s indoor air quality or reduce the toxins they and their families are exposed to should pay careful attention to the makeup of their kitchen cabinets. Here...
Ecofriendly Kitchen: 9 Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Green building choices are certainly an important part of an ecofriendly kitchen remodel, but it's just as important that a design facilitates sustainable living after the contractor has completed the project. A thoughtful kitchen design can...
Ecofriendly Materials: Kitchen Countertops
I recently learned that several universities now offer advanced degrees in Environmental Decision Making. I'm not surprised. Even after years of practicing sustainable design, I still find that sussing out the best green products can be challenging....
Ecofriendly Fabrics Make the Cut
I always strive to make my home more sustainable and ecofriendly, but every year around Earth Day, I'm reminded to pay more attention to the environmental impact of my decor choices. I hope you can all gather ideas below for choosing ecofriendly fabric...
Cardboard Furniture Shows Flat-Out Style
Portable, durable and 100 percent recyclable, cardboard decor is an inexpensive way to up your home's ecofriendly factor — and update your look, too. With design styles going beyond the typical box form, there are many design options to pick from these...
Easy Green: Natural Fabrics Refine Rooms
One of the simplest ways to go greener with your decor is to choose pure, natural fibers whenever possible. A go-to favorite of decorators the world over, natural fibers work in every room in the house. And because they are made from plants and the harmless...
So Your Style Is: Green
What it is: Green style isn't so much a design aesthetic as a commitment to living lightly on the earth. It's a two-prong approach of sustainable materials and environmentally conscious practices, all with an eye toward shrinking carbon footprints...
Easy Green: Stylish Ecofriendly Furniture
The world of green design today is filled with beautiful options in styles ranging from posh traditional to sleek and modern. Just because your sofa is ecofriendly doesn't mean it needs to look like it. From sustainable wood to soy cushions, there are...
File Your Cabinet Under 'Repurposed'
Looks like many of us are now paperless (well, almost). And as we discussed in previous ideabooks, filing cabinets take up a lot of room...
Nontoxic Paint 101
When it comes to paints and finishes, "nontoxic" refers to those that have little to barely traceable amounts of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs — toxic chemicals found in traditional paints that can be released into the air for years after the...
Tackle Home Junk With Proper Disposal
No matter how thorough you are during your rounds of spring cleaning, it may seem like there's an inevitable pile of junk that can't find a home. Items like old lightbulbs, batteries and boxes of tangled wires end up shoved into the back of the closet...
Easy Green: Weekend Detox for Your Home
Looking to green up your home but not sure where to start? Try this simple plan for a weekend home detox. Covering Friday to Sunday, it is packed with easy tips to help the planet, save cash and have more fun.
Book to Know: 'Flea Market Chic'
There's a stereotypical idea of what a "flea market chic" home looks like, and those who love modern or contemporary may think it's not for them. But the new book Flea Market Chic,...
Easy Green: 5 Ecofriendly Paint Companies
This series demystifies ecofriendly design and explores simple, easy ways to go greener at home. This week we're taking a look at five ecofriendly paint companies. Why choose ecofriendly paint? Traditional paint products...
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