If sustainable decor is on your home revamp list, then scroll down to see how Geeks of Green makes it so easy to follow!
When it comes to home decor, putting the right energy and thoughtful craftsmanship into each element is the way to go. A lot of people like to match their homes with their own personalities and aesthetics. As trends changed over time, people started to take home decor more seriously. And with the sustainable decor being the go-to thing right now, people are going green. And it doesn’t need to be a big change. It’s all about reinventing your space in a more eco-friendly way. Green decor is the trend that has caught everyone’s attention. It’s the color of prosperity and harmony and the idea of green home decor is pretty wild. And since wild ideas always have a place on our wishlist, we had a chat with Geeks of Green about the same.
Annette Matthew has been gardening for the past nine years and grows about 300 varieties of plants at her house in Thane, Maharashtra, and has been making content around greenery for quite a long time. So we asked Geeks of Green to suggest some ways to strategically and sustainably reinvent your homes.
Here’s what she had to say!
Why should people be switching from conventional home decor?
“We came from nature and slowly lost our connection with it. With time we have replaced natural things with man-made things. It’s time we should go back to what God provided us naturally. This is essential for our benefit, for better health of our body and mind. Even when we decorate our homes for festive seasons, we have a large variety of plants to choose from. Not only flowering but also plants that have beautiful leaves. Each is a work of art!”
Where did the idea of green decor come from?
“Personally for me, a person who barely has any direct sunlight in my home, stumbling up on foliage plants opened up a world of fascination towards the plant kingdom. I had not imagined that I could ever keep plants that would grow and thrive in my space. Once I started experimenting with low-light plants, I was sucked into this hobby because of all the fantastic benefits I got. Beginning with a few, I now have over 300 plants in my small apartment home. Though maintaining them takes effort, I cannot imagine my home bare anymore. I cannot remove the green décor from anything in the world. I love how the dullest of spaces just needs a couple of pretty plants to spruce up. I believe green décor is enough. It is an inexpensive, easy-to-maintain, and rewarding hobby.”
Which decorative things can we replace with green plants while decorating our homes during festivals?
“Many people opt to use artificial torans and bouquets. Some people even go for natural flower torans that would wilt away. Wouldn’t it be amazing to run a beautiful vine that is alive and keeps growing and giving? You can use vines that flower most times of the year like Madhu Malti, Bougainvillea, Blue Morning Glory, and Thunbergia (Bengal Trumpet). Instead of a bouquet, you can keep a seasonal flowering plant that will grace your home with beautiful flowers for more than a few weeks.”
Share some tips and tricks for eco-friendly home decor.
“Keep a mindset of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Getting involved in making your own planters out of waste is a nice way to add décor that suits your taste and also makes it more valuable because you make it yourself. It’s a good way to de-stress in a fast-paced life and connect with nature. Keeping plants immediately brightens up your space, brings a bit of nature into our concrete homes, and adds immense style and beauty to your space.”
Have you decided to switch to sustainable home decor?
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