Video:Green Decor- Choosing Eco-Friendly Interior Designwith Fred Albert
This video explains the concept of "Green Decorating," the impact your furnishings have on the environment, and how to make eco-friendly choices in your interior design without sacrificing style.See Transcript
Transcript:Green Decor- Choosing Eco-Friendly Interior DesignHi, I'm Fred Albert, Guide to Furniture at About.com.
What is Green Interior Design?Nowadays, when we talk about "Green Decorating," we're not referring to the color of your carpets and drapes, but to the impact your furnishings have on the environment, and your health. The good news is, you don't have to forsake good taste to go green. A lot of manufacturers and retailers are stepping up to the plate, selling furnishings that are kind to the environment and your eyes.
How to Go Green in Your Interior DesignSome wood furniture pieces carry the FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council, designation, like this Piasa Room Divider, because it has special finishing that prevents out-gassing.
Other wood furniture is made without even having to cut down trees. Environment Furniture makes this stunning Lotus dresser from reclaimed or recycled peroba wood, and certified, plantation-grown mahogany.
Other Green MaterialsBamboo is a grass that grows faster than most woods, and it can be turned into flooring, furniture or even bedding.
There's recycling, and then there's UPcycling. UPcycling is when something's made of a material that would otherwise be disposed of. These Storage Bins from VivaTerra are made from the remnants produced in the making of flip-flops.
This Cortica Chaise is made from cork remnants left over from the production of bottle stoppers.
Indulge your love for good design and go green, so Mother Nature will still respect you in the morning.
Thanks for watching. I'm Fred Albert. To learn more, visit us on the web at Furniture.About.com.
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