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6 eco-friendly decorating ideas for your home this summer

With a huge 94% of Brits saying that buying eco-friendly home products is important to them1, it’s clear that the nation is looking to make conscious efforts to live more sustainably. 

With this in mind, leading carpet and flooring retailer, Tapi, has revealed six eco-friendly decorating ideas for your home this summer, to support the nation in moving towards a sustainability-first mindset. 

Once a new carpet has been fitted, you’ll likely have leftover cuts that you may struggle to know what to do with. There are many ways to re-use them to ensure they don’t go to waste (or a landfill!). Here are just a few ways in which you can re-use smaller cuts of carpet for new needs this summer: 


Re-Use Your Leftover Carpet 

  • Send to animal rescue shelters, who can use them for mats/bedding 
  • Rug (depending on the size of the leftover carpet, of course!) 
  • Cat scratching
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Saving Money by Giving Second Hand Furniture a Makeover

Secondhand furniture makeovers have been steadily gaining popularity in recent years, particularly when it comes to seasonal decor.

This DIY decorating method allows decorators to save money, reduce environmental impact, create one-of-a-kind pieces and develop valuable skills. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the benefits that second hand furniture makeovers can offer.

Save Money

One key reason many people have started to give their secondhand furniture a makeover is that it saves them money. A brand-new piece of furniture might cost hundreds of dollars, but it’s easy to get quality secondhand furniture for a fraction of the price and make it look new.

This is especially important for seasonal decor, as revamping existing furniture per season means that individuals don’t waste their money buying new items every time the weather changes – they can have exceptional seasonal aesthetics without the terrible credit card bills.

Reduce Environmental

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