Healthy & Green Interior Design Tips
Most consumers are unaware that carpets contain 44 toxic chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer. According to the EPA, they also absorb VOC’s from other sources (paint, glues, etc.) and re-emit over time.
Area rugs give you the opportunity to clean them thoroughly. Most do not have a backing or pads that are full of chemicals, like carpeting does. There are many options of materials that are healthy and eco-friendly. Look for an area rug made 100% wool, sisal, cotton, bamboo, hemp, jute or a blend of these fibers.
Let the Light In Sunlight is a vital part of our health. It provides us Vitamin D, it is a natural disinfectant, and it maintains our circadian rhythm. A part of our circadian rhythm is our sleep/wake cycle. Blackout shades are necessary for most homes that are...