Tips for an eco-friendly living room

Consigli pratici per un soggiorno ecosostenibile

Practical tips for an eco-friendly living room

Have you ever thought that every room in the house can be made more eco-sustainable, thanks to small tricks?
We have already talked about it in the previous article on eco-sustainable house , but today we would like to focus on the place where we spend most of our time, the room par excellence, where we welcome our guests for aperitifs and dinners: the living area.

Non-toxic furnishings

Furniture, paints, building materials can release harmful emissions into the environment.
VOCs - volatile organic compounds - are present in the composition of the most diverse industrial products such as in construction and finishing materials .

For your walls, use ecological paints non-toxic that allow the walls to breathe and the rooms to have a better air exchange.

Buy ecological furnishings, like the line of accessories by Rippotai , made in eco-sustainable material and decorated with graphics printed with < strong> non-toxic inks,
without formaldehyde, whose use is still widely used as a varnish glue for wooden panels and in mobile.


Don't be conditioned

Summer heat requires immediate action and often the air conditioner is the friend that saves you from the scorching climate.
When the temperature is not that high, however, it is often sufficient to use the "dry" function "or" dehumidifies " of the air conditioners that does not lower the degrees but the humidity rate and makes the heat much more bearable and the bill.

Free the radiators

Radiator covers, curtains and furniture in front of the radiators inhibit the heating power of the radiators.
Leave space in front of the radiators and do not cover them with radiator covers.

Green oxygen

Houseplants help you breathe better, especially if you live in cities with a high rate of smog and don't have outdoor spaces.
Even if you don't have a green thumb, there are plants that live with little maintenance .
They embellish your apartment without effort and above all give you real breaths of oxygen.
But be careful, should not be used in the bedroom: at night plants do not absorb carbon dioxide, but oxygen, taking it away from you.

For your ecological furniture here are other ideas:

The Eco-sustainable house - how to live the rooms of the house in a sustainable way.