The term eco-friendly is often misinterpreted as many individuals associate it with a lesser quality or inaccessible materials. This could not be farther from the truth as there are many practical and sustainable materials you can use in your space without causing harm to the environment.
Tylko’s guide to sustainable materials lists the best choices for decor in your home, but we’ve chosen a few more for you:
There is little to do to salvage grass and other plants that have completely dried up. However, some of these can last months, even years indoors as decor pieces. The most common example is Pampas grass, available in many varieties and sizes used in different parts of the house or office. They are a natural beauty, low maintenance, and go a long way in bringing some element of nature in a home or office.
Feathers make beautiful accessories and are some unique decor items only found in spaces whose owners or designers have a tasteful eye. No two birds are identical, and the same applies to feathers, creating appealing statement pieces. Another non-obvious use of feathers in the home is using them as stuffing in pillows and outdoor cushions.
It doesn’t matter whether you have a beach theme in your space or not. Shells are true classics and come in different designs, colours, shapes, and sizes. They are versatile for use as centrepieces, decor items on consoles and TV stands, and walls. The use of shells as decor pieces minimizes glass and plastic use that are detrimental to the environment.
With the continuous preference for beef and goat meat in most homes, plenty of animal hide is available for other use. It is converted to leather ideal for making leather upholstery items or as an accent to smaller pieces. Leather items are sophisticated, durable and remove the need to keep rebuying things over and over again. It also puts existing animal hide to fair use.
As you decorate your home using different fabrics, choose quality textiles that last long and are eco-friendly. Linen and hemp are good some choices for your curtains and other upholstery. Wool is also lovely and warm, perfect for throw blankets. Textiles are fundamental to every part of a home, and choosing the right ones goes a long way in durability, maintaining the theme while being kind to the environment.