We all know that people make their children’s baby clothes into patchwork quilts. It is something that every mother, grandmother or aunt has done. But now, with people becoming eco-friendly and with the reduction of your carbon footprint become fashionable, people are trying to outdo each other by vying to be the most eco-friendly one in the group. As George Carlin says, people are knocking over each other to save the planet!
One of the things you can do is to change the things you no longer use or need into something else to give them a different avatar. This ensures that whatever can be used in any way at all is used and does not get discarded as rubbish. On such way the modern fashionistas are doing their bit for the environment, is to recycle their old dresses and blouses into covering for chairs i.e., upholstery and lamp shades. This gives an eclectic finish to your home and some piece of clothing that you really liked can be used by you again, just in a different avatar.
Any light colored silk blouse will make excellent lamp shades. You can either do it yourself or get it done by some local craftsmen. Likewise, lace night gowns or negligees can become sheer curtains for the kitchen window or your heavy satin dresses can be made into heavy curtains for the winters.
There are many ways in which you can do your bit for the environment and also furnish your home in your own individual fashion, at reasonable cost.
Think of the image that comes to mind when I say Scandinavian furniture? Most people will immediately think of IKEA. IKEA has become a favored brand for families across the world. But Scandinavian furniture extends beyond IKEA.
Scandinavian furniture is a genre of home décor that is associated with minimalistic, functional and clean designs. Scandinavian home décor originated in 1950’s as a means to add light during the harsh, cold Nordic winter. The Scandinavian décor has manifested in many forms of futuristic designs as if inspired by Star Wars. The furniture has clean simple lines. The new age Scandinavian designers are adding a pop of color to make their furniture more interesting and appealing to the youth.
Let’s look at some examples of Scandinavian furniture:
The vintage signature grandfather rocking chair has taken an amazing modern twist in this photograph. The colors are eye catching and the overall picture is very modern. Notice the lack of clutter.
This reclining chair from Swedish furniture designer Varier is a show stopper. Scandinavian furniture is often ergonomically designed. This means that the furniture is designed keeping in mind the most comfortable postures for the human spine.
The green color on this comfortable looking chaise lounge is breath-taking. The chaise lounge is both functional and designer. These are a perfect addition to any modern home. These are light in weight making them easy to move around.
Graphic patterns are being used extensively in Scandinavian décor and furniture. Small diamond and square patterns in a multitude of colors are changing the face of Scandinavian furniture – high rollers will feel at home straight away. It is now time to indulge in some Scandinavian décor.