Creating a Healthy Outdoor Living Space

Meg Behrens Design Shares 5 "Go Green" Backyard Essentials

Outdoor Upholstery

New and innovative, outdoor FIQA fabric is stain and UV resistant, water repellent, anti-fungal, machine washable and pet-friendly. Consider the OEKO-TEX label, Greenguard gold and IMO certified.

Outdoor Rugs  

Go green and opt for rugs derived from recycled materials. Always choose indoor and outdoor rugs made from non-toxic natural fibers like wool, jute or organic cotton. 

Outdoor Chairs

Solid hardwood and plywood pieces last a lifetime and don’t contain large amounts of glues and preservatives found in MDF furniture. Select solid teak with a natural oil content that makes it resistant to rot and termites.

Outdoor Tables

Use concrete or cement for sustainability and sturdiness. Such durable tables are heat-and-scratch resistant, meaning they'll last a long time with little wear and tear. 

Pillows and Throws 

Always consider a natural fabric blend with no chemical fire retardants or stain repellents. Select outdoor accessories that are OEKO-TEX certified meaning they've been tested for purity. For more decorating tips and tricks, visit megbehrensdesign.com.

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