Earth Day is April 22, and it acts as a helpful reminder to think in a more eco-friendly way when shopping and decorating our homes.
In some cases, being a friend of the environment might mean not buying that new piece of furniture and instead, loving what you’ve got for longer. Alternatively, there are plenty of items available that are made in local cooperatives and made with sustainable materials like bamboo and recycled glass.
By shopping eco-friendly, you’re sending a message to manufacturers and retailers that you care about the environment and are willing to look for items that do the Earth good. Here, 7 beautiful eco-friendly décor finds that will look right at home in your home.
1. TINTA PORCELAIN DINNER PLATE
Inject some colour into your tablesetting with these beautiful plates. Not only do we love the bright blue abstract print that will add an artistic flair to your table, but we also love how eco-friendly these plates are. They’re made in Portugal using reclaimed water, recycled scrap materials and natural clay. According to the retailer, “each piece is fired in a kiln, which uses local natural gas. After sourcing the raw materials, mined areas are converted to parks and gardens, which have a positive impact on climate change and the community.”
Tinta Porcelain Dinner Plate, Bambeco, US$12
2. EMBROIDERED GEO COLORBLOCK PILLOW COVER
These beautiful pillow covers are crafted by hand in rural India by a sustainable silk cooperative. Made of both cotton and silk, each cover is hand-embroidered giving it a gorgeous luxe look. Its blend of rose, silver and green silk makes it the perfect addition to a living room or bedroom this spring.
Embroidered Geo Colorblock Pillow Cover, West Elm, US$19
3. ECO-FRIENDLY BAMBOO MULTI DEVICE ORGANIZER CHARGING STATION AND DOCK SET
We’ve all got electronic devices that need to be charged and most of us end up in a tangled mess of wires and cords. Solve your charging problems with this sleek multi-device organizer, charging station and dock set. Best of all, it’s made of 100% bamboo, making it an eco-friendly choice for the environmentally-conscious shopper.
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Multi Device Organizer Charging Station and Dock Set, Wayfair.ca, $109.99
Bring eco-friendly design into your kitchen with these bright and bold canisters, that are perfect for storing flour, sugar, tea and coffee. Made in India, these vibrant blue and white vessels are made from mango wood, which some consider to be the new bamboo due to the fact that it’s fast growing and sustainable. Each canister has a food-safe enamel coating, making it safe for use in the kitchen.
Enamel Coated Mango Wood Canisters, Vivaterra.com, starting at US$29
5. FLYNN RECYCLED GLASS PENDANT
This glass pendant light will add instant interest to your kitchen! Handblown from recycled glass, these lights have soft lines and a curved shape and hangs from a custom adjustable round-link chain that can be hung in rooms with ceilings up to 12’ in height. It’s got a bit of a farmhouse-chic vibe that’s just perfect for the casual kitchen.
Flynn Recycled Glass Pendant, Pottery Barn, US$249
6. SUTRO STRIPE TOWELS
These striped towels are inspired by traditional flatwoven Turkish towels and will add a splash of style to your bathroom. They are certified to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard, meaning they contain at least 95% organic fiber, are not treated with toxic substances and are produced in mills that enforce strict social and environmental standards. Made from 100% organic cotton and woven in Turkey, these are towels that you can feel good about.
Sutro Stripe Towels, Coyuchi, starting at US$28
7. MULTI MOD TABLECLOTH – LEMON ZEST
Bottlecloth offers up an assortment of table coverings (place mats, table cloths, runners and napkins) that are all made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles that are turned into 100% recycled woven fabric. This striped table cloth has a distinct modern appeal and a vibrant colour palette that will add happy hues to any tabletop.