Decorating your child’s room is one of the unspoken joys of being a parent.
You can express your creativity and create a fun, playful environment for your little one.
If you’re thinking of re-decorating an old room or working with a blank slate, you should
consider the benefits of a green room.
This will ensure your helping reduce your carbon footprint while also making a fun room
for your child.
“If you’re thinking of re-decorating
an old room or working with a
blank slate, you should consider
the benefits of a green room.”
Below, we have listed seven eco-friendly ways to decorate your child’s room.
This one seems obvious, but many people are reluctant to keep plants indoors.
As long as they are exposed to enough sunlight, plants make a great addition to any room.
They help produce clean oxygen as well as a nice decorative touch.
Aloe, Snake Plant, Chrysanthemu, Chinese Evergreen and Bamboo Palm are some of the
best indoor plants.
2. Tree Rack
Instead of buying an expensive wooden rack or a plastic alternative why not create
All you will need is a tree branch.
Make sure you pick one that is sturdy and clean it appropriately.
Hammer it into the wall with a few nails and add hooks to hang your child’s stuff.
3. Cardboard Clock
If you have an old clock that is partly damaged or about to be thrown away, hold on!
All you need to create your own cardboard clock is the mechanism from an old clock
and a piece of cardboard.
Rather than buying a new one, simply customize your cardboard with drawings, painting
or anything else your child loves and attach the hands and other clockwork and you’re
ready to go.
4. Tree Stump Tables
Every child’s room requires a good nightstand.
Nature has some of the best options available.
Old tree stumps are perfect as they look quirky and fit the purpose.
Once you’ve selected the stump you want to use, you can remove the bark.
Make sure to smoothen it out and paint it over to ensure there aren’t any splinters and
you have the perfect table ready!
Get your kids involved and make it a fun family acitivity.
5. Light Bulb Ornaments
Most of us are quick to dispose of old tubelights and light bulbs.
However, they make great decorative ornaments if you’re creative enough.
If you cut the tops off and remove the filament, you have a fairly durable glass that you can
customize in many ways.
Make a small hole through which you can pass a wire and you can hang them from virtually
6. Wall Paint
One of the biggest decisions in any room is what color you’re going to paint the walls in.
When choosing a color for your child’s room, make sure to use paint that is made of
nonvolatile organic compounds.
Eco-friendly paint is readily available and is worth the extra effort for your child and
7. Eggshell Candles
Eggshells are famous for their applications in gardening and are a staple of organic living.
Eggshells also make great candle molds.
Once the egg shell has been cleaned and broken in half, simply place it in a secure container.
Pour candle wax into the shell and add a wick while it is still setting.
Once it is set, you have a trendy piece of decoration that your kids are sure to love.
“As governments now look to curb
wastage and reduce pollutants
wherever possible, it’s up
to us as parents to also contribute
in whatever way we can.”
Most major cities have become hotbeds of pollution with even the air reaching previously
unseen toxic levels.
As governments now look to curb wastage and reduce pollutants wherever possible, it’s up
to us as parents to also contribute in whatever way we can.
While using eco-friendly decorations may seem unnecessary, every small contribution we
make helps create a cleaner, greener future for you and your children.
We hope this article has inspired you to be creative and green with your child’s room.
About the Author
Aradhana is a writer from India. Her areas of knowledge include parenting, children with special needs, health and lifestyle. She loves being outdoors and her hobbies include cycling and hiking. She has a special interest in children with special needs and parenting and shares her experiences through her other passion, writing. She writes to share her knowledge so that it may help others. Her posts on these subjects have been published on more than 250+ various reputed sites like the Huffington post, http://www.momjunction.com/ and many more. Aradhana writes to inspire and motivate people to adopt healthy habits and live a stress-free lifestyle.
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