It’s easier than you think to use sustainable materials in your home. From chair upholstery and curtains to duvet covers and carpets, fabric is everywhere. That’s why using eco-friendly fabrics can have such a positive impact, and make your home look fabulous too! Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having gorgeous, sustainable home decor.
What you need to know about eco-friendly fabrics:
- Synthetic doesn’t automatically mean bad. Although man-made fabrics are not as sustainable as natural ones, many synthetic fabrics are now made with recycled materials. A recycled polyester rug, for example, makes great use of old bottles and plastics.
- You can be trendy and sustainable. Vintage fabrics, along with just about anything vintage, are making a splash. Reupholster your sofa in a vintage print, or buy refurbished furniture to give your home character. Vintage is unique, stylish, and very sustainable!
- If you’re using wool, cotton, or linen, try to buy organic. Non-organic fabrics are made with a whole lot of damaging pesticides. Furthermore, organic wool certifies that the sheep supplying you with your best blanket are being treated humanely. What could be better than style without guilt?
- There are plenty of eco-friendly textiles, too. Luxury textiles, “virgin wool” made from recycled plastics, and sensuede all top the charts in this area. Find out more about sustainable textiles here.
Switching up the materials in your home is a great way to remain environmentally responsible. Decorate in style for a house you can feel great about!