Going green is not always about making a large grand gesture like installing solar panels or a wind turbine. There are changes that can be made in small ways.
One of the best ways that you can go green and still decorate your home beautifully is to recycle old pieces. Many people are willing throw away or garage sale a piece of furniture because it is a little rough around the edges. But you can breath new life back into that piece. Give pieces of furniture a new coat of paint or sand down the wood to reveal the natural wood tone. Not only are you saving money but you are repurposing a piece that was destined for the dump.
Look around your home and see where changes can be made. A great way to go green is to use rags instead of sponges. Not only are sponges dirty and full of bacteria and germs but they are only reusable for so long. Rather than throw out those ratty and ripped towels, cut them down to wash rag size and use them to clean the house. Rags are great alternative to paper towels as well because they are reusable. Just wash them in the washing machine and they are good as new.
You can also buy new energy saving drapes. What a great excuse to redecorate! Buying drapes that are thick and heavy will help to keep air from escaping. In the winter they will help to warm the house by keeping warm air in, and in the summer they help to cool down the house by keeping hot air from getting in.