As the trend towards sustainable living has grown over recent years, people are increasingly looking for ways to make eco-friendly choices when it comes to home decor. In previous posts I have provided lots of information and suggestions on how to make sustainable choices in our homes and I have had a few enquiries asking how to sources sustainable products. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to share some sustainable home decor brands with you as well as a range of other resources available.
Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability advocate or just starting on your eco-conscious journey, there is something here for you, from eco-friendly home decor products, to exciting DIY ideas. You can even calculate your environmental impact using one of the apps available. In this resource roundup, we’ll explore a range of must-have apps and tools available for sustainable home decor enthusiasts.
Finding Eco-Friendly Home Decor Products
Etsy is a global marketplace that connects buyers with artisans and small businesses. It’s a treasure trove of unique and handmade items, including a wide range of eco-friendly home decor products. Etsy offers a vast selection of sustainable options, from upcycled furniture to organic textiles. When shopping on Etsy, you’re not only supporting small-scale producers but also making environmentally conscious choices.
2. The Future Kept
This company is based in the United Kingdom. If you are searching for ethically sourced and sustainable home decor items, The Future Kept is the perfect destination. They curate a stunning collection of products that are not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible. From eco-friendly candles to zero-waste kitchen essentials, The Future Kept offers a wide variety of sustainable choices for your home.
3. Made Trade
The Made Trade is a fantastic resource for eco-conscious home decor. This online marketplace features products that are ethically made and sustainably sourced, with a focus on supporting artisans and small businesses. Their range is extensive, from eco-friendly furniture to fair trade home accessories, Made Trade is committed to promoting conscious consumption and is definitely worth looking at.
DIY Ideas for Sustainable Home Decor
Pinterest is a goldmine of inspiration for DIY enthusiasts, and it’s an excellent platform to explore sustainable home decor ideas. Users from around the world share their creative projects, upcycling ideas, and eco-friendly decor concepts. Whether you’re looking to repurpose old furniture or create eco-friendly decorations, Pinterest has a wealth of visual guides and tutorials to spark your creativity.
If you prefer detailed step-by-step instructions for your DIY projects, Instructables is the place to go. This platform hosts a vast collection of user-generated guides covering a wide range of topics, including sustainable home decor. You can find instructions for everything from making eco-friendly cleaning products to crafting upcycled decor items. Instructables empowers you to take your sustainability efforts into your own hands. You can even share some DIY projects of your own!
6. HGTV’s Green Home Ideas
Home and Garden Television (HGTV) is a trusted source for home decor and renovation inspiration. Their dedicated section on Green Home Ideas provides valuable insights into creating an eco-friendly living space. You can find tips on sustainable materials, energy-efficient appliances, and environmentally conscious design ideas. HGTV’s expert advice will help you make your home not only stylish but also eco-conscious.
Calculating Environmental Impact
7. Good On You
Before making a purchase, it’s essential to know the environmental and ethical practices of the brand you’re supporting. Good On You is a global platform that rates and reviews fashion and home decor brands based on their sustainability and ethical standards. By using their app, you can quickly check how a brand ranks in terms of environmental impact, labor conditions, and animal welfare. Good On You empowers you to make informed choices that align with your values.
8. WWF Footprint Counter
Understanding your household’s environmental impact is the first step towards reducing it. WWF Footprint Counter is a tool that helps you calculate your carbon footprint, energy usage, and water consumption. It provides personalized tips and recommendations on how to reduce your environmental footprint. By using this counter, you can track your progress as you adopt more sustainable practices in your home.
As sustainable living gains momentum, it’s easier than ever for home decor enthusiasts to make eco-conscious choices. Whatever you’re looking for in terms of sustainable practices, the resources mentioned in this roundup can guide you toward a more sustainable home decor journey.
A note on cost: Whilst you may find that sustainable brands are more expensive to buy, they are excellent value for money. Sustainable products are made to last. The main goal of making sustainable products is to ensure they are durable and won’t end up in landfill in a few years There are so many other sustainable practices that actually save you money (upcycling, energy efficiency etc) so balancing your budget shouldn’t be problematic.
I have managed to save a substantial amount of money by upcycling items purchased through FB Marketplace and Charity Shops. See some of my projects below…
I have been able to use the money saved on these upcycles to make purchases for products from sustainable brands. By supporting eco-friendly brands, embarking on DIY projects, and calculating your environmental impact, we contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
Incorporating sustainable practices into your home decor not only benefits the environment but also creates a healthier and more beautiful, unique living space. The choices you make today can have a lasting impact on our planet, and with these must-have apps and tools, you have the means to make those choices wisely. Making one small change at a time will have a positive impact on our planet. So, let’s embark on this eco-friendly home decor journey together and make our homes more sustainable, stylish, and in harmony with nature.
I hope you find this ‘Resource Roundup’ helpful. I would love to hear which sustainable brands you have used and if you have used the WWF Footprint Counter. If you’d like to share your thoughts, please leave a comment below,