Use What the Earth Gives You
Eco friendly decorating used to mean tie - dye prints and going barefoot. Today it's more important than ever to be an environmentally thoughtful decorator, and here's good news: you have more creative options than ever. The Earth gives you plenty to work with if you know where to look.
Using Recycled Materials
Some of the best furniture, accessories and wall art pieces are made from recycled plastics. Poly - Wood and similar products provide a strong, wood - like material that has a pleasing sheen to it. It doesn't show dings and scratches because the color is infused all the way through. Even if you're not thinking eco friendly, recycled plastic is a smart decorating choice.
Polyester is the surprising new recyclable. It can be shredded and re - woven into new fabric that has a natural, earthy shade that's a perfect canvas for today's environmentally - friendly soy inks, created using no toxic chemicals or waste. The result is a soft fabric wall hanging with a friendly, comfortable personality. Eco designers around the world are thriving with these new materials, creating elegant organic and floral images. Because of the similarity in finish and sheen, most eco friendly recycled fabric wall art items look great together.
Metal, particularly aluminum, is easily recycled, and wall art wrought from recycled metal has a charming rustic quality. Metal 3 - D wall art sculptures are dramatic and modern. Intricate wall candle holders are cozy and romantic.
Because the process of recycling guides the design, recycled wall art naturally expresses your commitment to being eco - friendly.
Do It Yourself
Take a tour through your basement, your closets and garage. Try to see objects independent from their intended use to get eco friendly decorating ideas. Notice which curious shapes and colors attract you. Think of ways to reassemble them into interesting combinations, and create your own recycled wall art. Build characters out of reclaimed hardware, assemble interesting geometric sculptures out of scrap wood. Those sticks in your yard can be woven into dramatic organic wall art. A little paint, a little glue, and you've become an Earth - friendly artist yourself.
More artists than ever are taking advantage of found objects to create one - of - a - kind recycled decor. There's no limit to the ingenuity. Repurposed objects used in creative new ways become the centerpiece of conversation. To the free - thinking imagination, anything can become anything. Thanks to the internet's world - wide reach, you have access to all the wonderfully creative found - art recycled decor creations.