SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Going green is becoming an everyday lifestyle and a real consumer need. "As the homeowner becomes more educated on the value of sustainable, healthy living," says Decor&You® Founder and President Karen Powell, "he or she will also want a cleaner, greener future -- not to mention a safer home.
"Environmentally-friendly home decorating and design ideas are not only available and stylish, but affordable, as well," says Powell. "There have never been more options available for the eco-minded (and budget-minded) homeowner than right now."
Powell suggests that individuals look for safe, non toxic furnishings, not only for general use areas, but, in particular, for baby and youth bedrooms. Expectant mothers, infants, and young children are especially vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals used in many furnishings today.
For example, formaldehyde, toxic flame retardants, stain-resistant PFC chemicals, PVC and other substances of concern are commonly found in furniture, textiles and carpets. "We have aggressively sought after suppliers that use recycled materials and safe, non-toxic products in their furnishings," says Powell.
DecorDesigners and certified GreenLeaders help clients incorporate environmentally respectful items and home accessories fashioned from sustainable and reclaimed resources. This is especially significant for parents who want to decorate their children's rooms in safe, non-toxic decor that provides a beautiful environment, but eliminates chemicals and indoor air pollution.
As highly-trained advocates for eco-friendly living, DecorDesigners want consumers to turn to Decor&You as trusted advisors and educators on the options and value of using eco-conscientious vendors. They are part of a network of over 100 Decor&You decorators, the second largest decorating franchise in the United States. All DecorDesigners are GreenLeader certified, bringing a unique, but distinctive advantage to consumers who want to ensure a healthier, sustainable environment in their homes.
For more information about Decor&You decorating services, visit the Decor&You company website at www.decorandyou.com
Established in 1998, Decor&You, Inc. furnishes and refines America's residential and commercial interiors via a nationwide network of professional interior decorators, and makes it easy for people to achieve comfort, style, and enhanced value in their homes and businesses. A socially conscience company, Decor&You also advocates for change in the decorating industry, focusing on bringing safer, higher-quality and greener decorating options to American homes. Decor&You was honored recently by The World Franchising Network as one of their top 100 businesses in the services sector; by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top home-based franchise; by Red Hot Franchise.com as No. 47 on top 100 list; and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Decor&You No. 446 in the 2012 Franchise 500 Rankings. For more information on Decor&You, go to www.decorandyou.com
Cynthia L. Schick