How to Decorate Your Foster City Apartment with Eco-Friendly Furniture

February 12th, 2015

If you’ve rented one of our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, you probably want to furnish your apartment with eco-friendly products as much as your budget will allow.

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Decorating with ecologically harvested, produced, manufactured, and shipped goods is a way to make your consumer dollars matter. By supporting companies that have a good social ethic, adhere to standard fair trade policies, and treat their employees fairly, you make corporations pay attention.

Making your own decorations and furniture allows you to pick low VOC paints, organic fabrics, sustainably grown and harvested woods, or recycled and re-purposed materials to turn your apartment into a unique lifestyle statement at our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City.

If DIYing it isn’t for you, look for good quality used items on Craigslist, yard sales, and crafts fairs and repaint, reupholster, and re-purpose. Also, buying from local artists supports the local economy and cuts out the huge transportation costs and fossil fuel usage that is detrimental to healthy ecosystems.

If you’re looking for big ticket items like mattresses and can afford ones made with organic wool, organic cotton, or latex, this is the best bet. Otherwise, choose futons made of cotton batting for mattresses and sofa cushions.

Rugs, bathroom accessories, and linens made from natural fibers like bamboo, hemp, and jute are also a good buy. Be aware of the characteristics of each fiber to determine where to use these natural fibers in your home before buying.

Always steer clear of buying rugs or furniture with stain-resistant fabrics that have been treated with Teflon or made with formaldehyde glue (plywood) or PVCs (artificial leather and vinyl).

Our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City boast a premium amenities package that our residents rave about. Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour today.

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