Recycled Design: Is Your Home Green?

   By drodriguez  Jun 30, 2011

Purchasing recycled products for our home décor can work to enhance the hominess of a space and make us feel better about our carbon footprint.

A recent SheSpeaks poll found that almost 40 percent of us have already gone green when it comes decorating to our homes with professionally designed reused materials and close to 55 percent of our members are ready to learn more about what’s available on the market.

The trend of going green and using recycled products inside the home is only becoming more popular as time goes on. Senior designer of Aidan Design architecture firm, Nadia Subarun, recently spoke with the Washington Post’s Express about the growing trend of adding green materials in the home. Subarun says, “I think it?s due to greater social awareness. People are much more conscious of the choices they make. I think that everybody feels that they have, in their own small way, a power to influence or to affect by their choices.”

Patty Kim, National Geographic’s Green Guide consultant, clues us in on some great green and recycled products on the market in this Howdini video.

Tell us what recycled products you’ve used when decorating your home!

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scentednights by scentednights | CASTLETON, VT
Jun 30, 2011

We use recycled/reclaimed products all the time from tag sale items we've purchased and fixed up to decoupaged wooden trays or boxes using recycled cards/photos. I love that style!

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Jun 30, 2011

We just bought carpeting that has 60% recycled content.