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Tips for making your home more eco-friendly

Eco-friendly decor is the wave of the future - not only is it stylish and trendy, but it can also save you money, too! By cutting down on your energy costs, you can save on your monthly bills and make your home look and feel more modern. Here are a few tips to make your home more energy-efficient and chic at the same time. 

Consider how you use light
Light can play a huge part in making your home more energy-efficient. Simple changes like installing dimmer switches can help you save on your electric bills and make for a brand new ambiance in your home. Try replacing a few of your most-used light switches with dimmers so you can use only the amount of electricity that you need.

Another idea is to use switch plates that make it impossible to forget to turn off the light. By using colorful switch plates, you can add a fresh sense of style to your home while making sure that you turn off the lights every time you leave the room. It's a perfect win-win!

Taking advantage of natural light can also help you save on electricity. HGTV noted that south-facing windows get the most light, so remember to keep any windows facing south in your home unobstructed so you can take full advantage of Mother Nature's eco-friendly lighting.

Control heat to save electricity
Whether you use air conditioning or just fans in your home, finding simple ways to keep your rooms cool in the summer can help you save electricity. Blocking out some light from entering during the summer can help keep cool, and you can use funky tapestries or brand new window treatments to control the levels of heat coming inside. Not only will this help keep your room cooler, but adding a few new light-blocking decorations can also stop the sun from damaging your furniture, carpets and artwork. 

During the winter, it's also easy to save on heating costs by adding some fresh decor. Thick area rugs can help insulate your room, making it warmer, and they'll feel great underfoot. Using thick drapes over your windows can stop heat from escaping, so you don't need to pay extra to stay warm this winter. 

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