Eco-friendly home decor can suit even the most sophisticated of tastes.
Creating a greener home entails more than we may assume. Not only do we want eco- and ethically-sourced pieces (whether we’re in the market for a coffee maker or a chaise lounge), we also benefit from items that don’t release harmful chemicals. This means we have to consider the material itself—not just how it was produced.
On top of all that, it’s your home we’re talking about here. Naturally, you want all elements of décor to reflect your taste. While earth tones are often associated with the green movement, sage and taupe aren’t for everyone. Below is a list that I hope will inspire you to look beyond the crunchy stereotype accompanying earth-friendly décor.
1. Green Glass Drinking Tumblers
Made from repurposed Boylan Pop bottles, these glasses make cute everyday ware—perfect for freshly squeezed orange juice. Alternatively, use a vases for a fistful of fragrant peonies.
2. Bambeco Recycled Rustic Farmhouse Light with Rope Suspension
Created with recycled farmhouse materials, this rustic-chic lighting will add a touch of edge to any living space. I can picture this light hanging over a kitchen island or bar or even a small dining table.
3. Viva Terra Metallic Statement Pillows
These beautiful, fair trade, artisan-made pillows are free of pesticides and toxic materials, making them an ideal choice for any furniture where you spend a great deal of time—like your favorite love seat or bed. The pillow covers are made with linen and cotton and are filled with organic fiber.
4. Viva Terra Indigo Paisley Duvet and Shams Set
This is the style of bedding that I could imagine putting on our own bed—it’s not too feminine but still quite elegant. (Were I living alone, I might have pink bedding. Maybe.) The duvet and shams are made with 100% cotton—both breathable and all natural.
5. Wallpaper Collective Rain Wallpaper
Who says wallpaper has to look decades out of style? Wallpaper Collective features a collection of sophisticated, eco-friendly wall paper, including “Rain” (pictured above). Thirty-one percent of wallpaper is made with recycled materials. Wallpaper is printed on PVC-free fiber.
Photos: Wallpaper Collective, Green Glass, Bambeco, Viva Terra