In today’s increasingly eco-conscious world, choosing sustainable home furnishings is important … and well-being. Here are some top options for furnishing your home in an earth-friendly way:
A fast-growing grass, bamboo is a sustainable alternative to wood. Look for:
- Flooring, like strand woven or engineered bamboo planks.
- Furniture like beds, dressers and living room pieces made with bamboo frames.
- Kitchen items like cutting boards.
- Window treatments like bamboo shades or blinds.
Wood salvaged from old structures avoids cutting down new trees. Opt for:
- Furniture made from reclaimed barn wood, beams or fencing.
- Floors crafted from reclaimed heart pine, oak or other hardwoods.
- Accent pieces incorporating repurposed wood details.
FSC Certified Wood
Wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council comes from responsibly managed forests. Consider:
- Solid wood furniture, flooring or decking bearing the FSC logo.
- Cabinetry, trim work or built-ins using certified sustainable wood.
Natural fibers have less environmental impact than synthetic options. Look for:
- Seating upholstered in organic cotton, wool, linen or hemp.
- Area rugs made of coir (coconut fiber), sisal or seagrass.
- Natural latex or plant-based foam for cushions and mattresses.
Plastics diverted from landfills are reborn as home goods. Opt for:
- Outdoor furniture crafted from recycled plastic like polyethylene.
- Indoor furnishings incorporating recycled plastic in frames or legs.
- Flooring made with recycled plastic, rubber or tire content.
When selecting furnishings, prioritizing eco-friendly materials supports sustainability … and brings the feeling of nature indoors. With conscientious choices, your home décor can nurture both style and the planet.