Green Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Workspace
The holiday season is a season of merriment, of togetherness. But, it is also a season of waste. The amount of waste produced during this season climbs so high from all the decorating, the gifts and packaging, even the food waste from all the celebrations.
Why not make the pledge to make this year’s holiday celebrations greener and more environment-friendly? Now that we’re approaching Christmas and you’re probably starting to think about decorating your home and workspace, we have compiled a few tips to help you go green in your decorating activities this year.
Tips to Go Green in Your Holiday Decorating
Let’s make it our goal for this year to produce less carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impact, starting with decorating and then moving on to other areas in our holiday celebration. Check out some of the tips we have for you:
Use a real plant for a tree
Replace your plastic, non-biodegradable tree with an actual plant. By this we mean something that’s in a pot, something that will continue to live even after the holidays are over.
You can use a regular plant for this. And if you have a small space, you can even choose just a small plant that you can place on your desk with a few decorations to give your workspace the holiday vibe. This way, you not only reduce waste but also improve air quality in your space.
Swap out plastic decors with natural ones
Forget about those shiny plastic balls hanging on your tree and go instead for natural materials such as wood and pine cones. You can even use natural foliage and branches for creating your decors such as your wreaths. These can be available at no cost and can create a rustic vibe in your space.
Go for practical decors
If you can, don’t buy just decors per se—look for decorative items that you can use in practical ways. How about holiday-themed covers or cushion to pair your office chair with? Or a mousepad with a festive holiday design? For your monitor, simply choose a holiday-themed wallpaper and you’re all set. You can also go for smaller holiday accessories, like a holiday mug or cute pens with a holiday design.
Why not create your very own decorations? You can make these out of recycled paper or any old materials you have in your drawer or at home. If you have kids, creating home-made holiday decors can be a great outlet for letting their creativity shine, as well as a good bonding opportunity for you.
If you go online, you will also find hundreds of video tutorials on creating your very own holiday décor—you won’t need to buy ‘em!
Use what you already have
Why don’t you rummage through your attic and go through your old Christmas decorations? It may be tempting to get new decorations every time the holiday approaches, but take some time to go through your previous years’ decors and see if there’s anything there that you can still use.
Mix and match until you come up with a look you’ll love, all without spending too much!
Get solar lights
Minimize extra light as much as possible, but if you must have them, go for solar lights. These are not only eco-friendly but also lighter on your pocket. You will find string lights or fairy lights with a small built-in panel for charging in the sun—easy!
Sometimes, less is more
Remember that more decorations doesn’t necessarily mean more festive celebrations. If done incorrectly, it also has a potential of creating a chaotic space.
Sometimes, all you need may be just a couple of pieces to create a holiday vibe in your workspace. Complement this with elements such as Christmas songs in the background, a candle with a scent that reminds you of home, and you’re all set!
So, are you ready to start decorating these coming holidays? Remember—greener decorating, less carbon footprint. Going green this holiday season can help make this celebration even more meaningful. Let’s get started!
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