More and more people are beginning to go green to help save the planet, which is great! Thanks to wildlife documentaries such as Blue Planet II and increased awareness about how we are impacting the environment, more people are prioritising doing what they can to help the environment. From plastic bags to chemical products, people are coming up with new ways to make little changes that will help to make our planet healthier.
If everyone made just a few small changes, we’d be one step closer to a healthier planet. One place you can make these changes are in your home. There are some easy ways to be eco-friendly in your home without spending thousands of pounds or dramatically changing the way you live. Keep reading for some tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly.
Reducing your energy consumption is a great way to make your home more eco-friendly. There are some easy switches you can make in your home to ensure that you are using less energy. Switch your light bulbs to energy efficient ones, make sure no radiators are blocked by furniture, unplug appliances that aren’t being used, and stop heating unused space.
For saving energy in the colder months, you should look at your insulation and ways you can reduce the amount of heating you need to use in your home. Double glazed windows with fitted blinds are a fantastic way to help with your insulation. They stop any warm air from escaping while preventing cold air coming in. Here at LondonBlinds4U, we have a range of blinds for you to choose from, no matter what your style. Browse our collection today!
Recycling is so important for helping our planet. Waste has a huge negative impact on the environment, releasing harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases when rubbish is in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution that is caused by waste, while also reducing the need for raw materials. Recycling is really easy to do; all you need is dedicated bins in your home for each category and you’re ready to go.
As well as recycling, you should also get into the habit of upcycling. This is when you take an old product, or the materials of an old product, and turn it into something new! For example, if you want to change the colour scheme of your home, instead of throwing out old furniture and replacing it why not considering revamping it? Using eco-friendly furniture paint you can give an old product a whole new life!
Plastic is one of the leading causes of environmental damage, taking thousands of years to biodegrade. Plastic takes up valuable space in landfill sites and is polluting the natural environment. Although most plastic is recyclable, single-use plastics (such as water bottles and plastic cups) often end up in landfills.
There are simple changes you can make to reduce your plastic use at home. Start by making smart choices when shopping – if there is an option to buy the product you want in a non-plastic container, choose that brand instead. You’ll be surprised at how much less plastic you use just from making this small change. You can also get metal straws, metal bottles and biodegradable bin bags to reduce your plastic use.
Ready to help our planet? Making your home more eco-friendly is a great place to start. These are just a few of the simple switches you can make to decrease your carbon footprint and help the planet.
Do you ever find that spending time in some rooms can make you feel a certain way? Whether it’s cosy, happy, energetic or sleepy, the colours in a room can really affect the way you are feeling. The psychological impact of colours on individuals is a real thing, with plenty of research undertaken to prove this. Research shows that certain colours bring about distinctly different emotions and behavioural changes within ourselves. If there are certain moods you would prefer to feel in different rooms in your house, then using colour psychology is a great way to motivate this. Keep reading for information on how interior colours affect your mood.
Neutral colours are great as background colours as they allow your other colour choices to stand out. You can use black, grey and white to contrast with other bold colours you have featured in your room, preventing it from feeling too one dimensional. Some typical interior neutral colours are:
Warm colours often lead to feelings of happiness, optimism and energy when you are spending time surrounded by these colours. This is great for a living room, play room or office, creating a happy and productive environment. Some typical interior warm colours are:
Cool interior colours are typically calming and soothing, making them perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms. Opt for one of these colours if you are hoping for a relaxed environment that lets off a calming sensation. Some typical interior cool colours are:
If you are looking to redecorate your home you should definitely consider colour psychology. Use this blog post to guide you in your colour choices to help make a room evoke the emotions you hope to feel.
You can incorporate these colours with our blinds and shutters to help further inspire the mood you are aiming to feel. If you are on the hunt for luxurious blinds or shutters at a reasonable price, get in touch with us today!
Spring cleaning is the perfect way to freshen up your house after winter and prepare for the busier seasons of spring and summer. An annual spring clean covers all those cleaning jobs you put off or forget to do to get your home ready for the sunshine! If Marie Kondo isn’t enough to inspire you (or you want a bit extra!) read our spring cleaning list, complete with loads of helpful tips!
LondonBlinds4U, as leading blinds experts in London, are passionate about all things windows. We love seeing the Christmas displays in shop windows with fake frost, twinkling lights and colourful fabrics draped around, but even more special are the home window displays. We have all the best Christmas window ideas for your home. Whether your blind is up or down, your window should look fantastic this season!
When it comes to finding the best blinds for your business or home, it may be tempting to order a cheap blind only available in certain sizes. These blinds can look great under certain circumstances, but can also come with pitfalls, especially when you don’t do your research and order a size or style that just doesn’t work! A great alternative is made to measure blinds.
Made to measure blinds are blinds that are custom-made to fit windows or French doors perfectly. Though they can be more expensive than ready-made blinds, but are worth the extra spend if you’re looking for great quality blinds that last for years.
This style of blind is particularly suited to unusually sized or shaped windows where a readymade solution just isn’t available. Besides this, made to measure blinds also create the perfect fit to the window, meaning they’re brilliant for blocking light (made to measure blackout blinds really are the way to go in this respect!) Here are some more reasons why to go for blinds that are made to measure:
When your blinds are the perfect fit for your windows, you’ll be keeping in (or out) more heat than with a blind that leaves gaps. This is particularly true for roller and roman blinds, which are often used in bedrooms for their blackout and thermal properties.
When you choose custom-made blinds with professional installation, you’ll be getting the best results for your windows and your space will look great. Our blinds are of the highest quality and our experienced blind fitters can install your London blinds efficiently and perfectly.
LondonBlinds4U are made to measure blind specialists for the Greater London area; we can provide you with a free design consultation to help choose the best custom-made blinds or shutters for your business or home. Contact us today if you have any questions about made to measure blinds or if you would like to book a consultation.
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