Interior Decor without electricity
Interior without electricity
Nowadays, the words "electricity" and "entertainment" are almost synonymous. We take for granted that almost everything that entertains us requires electricity. From televisions to phones, computers to game consoles - it's no wonder that our brains are experiencing a decline in attention span. Not only that, but we're using a lot of electricity.
Being so reliant on technology means that power cuts are becoming our worst nightmare. Our brains are over-stimulated and we're taking electricity for granted. There are many ways, however, to save electricity, save on your bills and turn your attention away from screens and back onto your home. By reducing the emphasis on electricity around your home, this will leave room for you to appreciate it on a simpler level.
One easy way to cut down on your electricity bill without jeopardising the aesthetics of your home is by looking at greener options for lighting. Solar lights, for instance, are perfect, as they charge throughout the day by generating energy from the sun, and give you a beautifully lit garden to come home to after a hard day's work.
Similarly, by seeing if you can qualify for solar lights, you can substantially cut down on your electricity usage. A more modest change can be found in your choice of bulbs - swap your current light bulbs for lower watt bulbs and you will see a difference in your bills without a massive difference in light.
How can you save on electricity with my lighting whilst maintaining a beautiful home? Easy - why not invest in some candles? They're not the cheapest option - especially if you want enough to allow you to see in a dim light - but they'll uplift a room and save on electricity.
There's no doubting that electricity and the internet are lowering our attention spans. Homes are increasingly furnished and decorated to cater for our technological covets. For example, how many chairs and sofas do you have pointed at a television? By dedicating a room to comfort and simplicity - i.e by not having the distractions of any televisions or computers - you will have the perfect room for reading, socialising and concentration.
There are many ways to save on electricity around the home with a few simple tweaks. Firstly, by ensuring that no furniture is restricting radiators, you will reduce the electricity used for heating. You could also consider looking into feng shui - having a minimalistic, balanced room may allow you to use less electricity, as it will make it easier for you to concentrate on reading and working, without having to have the television in the background. Also, if you're considering repainting your walls - light colours reflect more light and absorb less heat - a no-brainer for saving electricity.
The more you take pride in your house, the less likely you'll need to rely on technology every day. Being able to just be in a room contentedly, you need clutter-free, aesthetically-pleasing surroundings. This way, you'll have an attention span and electricity bill to rival all other homeowners. Just don't forget to blow the candles out!