01/04/2012 05:10 pm ET

Green Decorating Tips For Your Home (PHOTOS)

From Networx' Sayward Rebhal:

They say that "green" is the new black, and isn't it great when social responsibility becomes stylish? Suddenly, sustainability is in, plastic is passé, and secondhand is oh-so-savvy. What a wonderful era!

If you've been dreaming of giving your home a bit of a facelift for the new year, then you're in luck. Decorating and design are easily "greened" with a little bit of know-how and some well-placed imagination. Here are simple steps towards your very own eco-palace:

Tips and captions courtesy of Networx.

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