Mother Nature-approved staples to make your room rock
Light it up
Replace your standard bulbs with energy efficient, super long-lasting fluorescent ones. Wanna set the mood? Light a candle that’s eco-friendly. Candles made from soy, vegetable oil or beeswax instead of paraffin will help keep the air quality of your room top-notch.
Fab up your furniture
Instead of replacing stuff you’re tired off, switch things up by hauling it outside this weekend, sanding it down and redoing the finish. You can change out knobs and drawer pulls, paint ‘em a funky shade or stain them for a classic, clean look. Need some seating? Head to a thrift store and pick up an inexpensive chair and some fabric. All you’ve gotta do is grab a staple gun (and a parent!) to give it a fresh appearance.
Slip on some shades
Hanging curtains over your windows and keeping them closed when you aren’t in the room will help cool down your space, especially if you’re room gets a lot of sunlight during the day. Mom and Dad will thank you when they get their next energy bill!