American Farmhouse Style
Sustainable OUTDOOR SPACES
Use these easy ways to make your garden more eco-friendly.
• VARNISHES, PAINTS AND STAINS. Eco-friendly stains and paints are widely available in many shades and are an easy way to be environmentally friendly. These are also better for you as well, because they don’t contain toxins that you shouldn’t breathe in anyway. Milk paint is often non-toxic, so that’s a good place to start. • REPURPOSE INDOOR PIECES. Do you have any old pieces of furniture that don’t fit in your home anymore? Find a new place for them outside. Some indoor furniture is okay to take outside. This may require you to treat it using an exterior-grade stain or varnish to protect it from weather. • SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING FIXTURES. Light up your backyard using clean energy and more sustainable flames to create an inviting and cozy environment. Opt for eco-friendly and solar-powered lighting that are both sustainable and stylish. For candles, instead of reaching for paraffin wax, which is derived from fossil fuels, choose an ethically produced natural wax and oil-based candle.