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Global Decorating: Eco-Friendly Design Tips

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Global Decorating: Eco-Friendly Design Tips

You don’t have to be a world traveler to appreciate design accents from around the globe. Want to spice up your home’s decor with an international flair? Learn how to create an eclectic global decorating style.

How you decorate your home is an individual choice, and many choose a global decor. Collections from travels to foreign lands tell unique stories. If you love infusing eclectic furnishings, colorful fabrics and inventive decor influenced by other cultures, here are some tips on how to make your home reflect your global style:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Flea markets, tag sales, thrift shops, and even dumpsters are wonderful resources. Scavenging through these outlets you’ll find one-of-a-kind toss-offs that you can infuse into your home at a greatly reduced (or free) cost. When you employ the tenets of green by reducing, reusing and recycling, you use the eco-friendly, and least costly route that leads to less consumption in your life and contribute to the health of the planet.

A World of Good
There are times when you may be inclined to purchase a few interesting and unusual items. I like checking websites like eBay’s World of Good, for inspired global interior decor items. World of Good is the world’s online marketplace that brings thousands of people positive and eco positive sellers and products together. It is empowering to shop in ways that align with personal values. As the positive impact of every product is labeled as being eco-friendly for energy conservation, or people positive for economic empowerment and quality of life of the worker, or it supports animal welfare and species preservation. Often the proceeds from your purchase give back to a cause. The fair trade offerings at World of Good are made by artisans from around the world, and many of the items help people earn living wages that empower them to build thriving communities.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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6:51AM PST on Nov 22, 2010

I love the look of the living room!

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12:48AM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Thanks for the posting. I do like World of Good and I'm going to check out your own site now too!

5:34AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010

Laura, I read every comment and thanks for pointing out the typo.

5:08AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010

Interesting indeed! Op shop has always got some awesome stuff! Also, I just discovered this awesome little bidding site in Australia, can finally get a couch... bidding on a $20 one! :-) Got some stains, but beats sitting on the floor! And that way, a perfectly good couch doesnt end up on a rubbish tip somewhere!

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