Ever wondered how to make your home a bit more earthy?
Vintage, rustic and natural decor pieces will help you achieve your goal. These types of decor elements are often simple and beautiful and as such require following one of the basic rules of decoration: Less is More!
So in true green-loving style, first make sure that you don’t have so many things around your house that neither you our your guests know where to look. Then, concentrate on just a few key pieces that really shine and tell a story – things that remind you of what you care about and that tell others something about you.
Finding the perfect earthy item is not hard. There are so many eco-friendly brands out there and – as happens most of the times with every aspect of the “green” life – you’ll often be surprised with one-of-a-kind pieces that have a character and story of their own.
To give you an idea of some trending earthy styles out there, I created a list with some very cool and diverse pieces. As everything that I present on the blog, all of the following items are from eco-friendly, organic, fair-trade or sustainable brands. And of course, I found all of these companies by running a search on the Oreeko.com Green Business Directory. The palette I’ve gone for is very neutral but I’ve added different kinds of textures that pop and can fit perfectly with any house decor you may already have.
1.Vintage Olive Jars by Bambeco
Rich colors range from green to amber. Each piece is unique. Sourced in Turkey.
These adorable paper bags come in various sizes and come from the cultivation of vegetable cellulose fibers and not by deforestation and thus contributes to sustainability of the resources. Perfect for storing anything from food to plants.
3. Teakwood Free Form Plate by inmod
Made of the highest quality plantation grown teak wood, which is certified by the Department of Forestry to come from a source that utilizes sustainable farming practices. This contemporary bowl features a lush grain pattern and has been initially treated with food-safe palm oil.
4. Eco-Friendly Stool Tables by Pfeifer Studio
5. Honeycomb Blanket by Branch Home
Made by Coyuchi in India. All Coyuchi products are fair-trade certified. 100% organically grown cotton. Dyes used are non toxic and colorfast.
6. Cork Forest Sideboard by Iannone Design
- FSC certified walnut plywood
- Locally sourced domestic wood
- Sustainable cork
- Nontoxic oil and wax finish
7. Baby Deer by nord Neu sold by Home & Living
I love this cushion made of 100 % Organic Cotton.
8. 100% recycled glass by the recycled glass company
Glass is the ideal green material – it can be recycled over and over again and does not deteriorate with recycling. Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces air pollution by 20% and water pollution by 50%.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susie Pleia is the founder of Oreeko , an Eco directory & Green Lifestyle Blog of worldwide businesses and services. Visitors can use it to find the green alternative to any product or service imaginable. Businesses can use it to get exposure and connect with highly targeted customers. Our mission is to make green-living simple. By creating a centralised, curated and ever-growing online resource, we connect a targeted green-loving audience to your product or service.