12 Pieces of Décor to Give Your Home an Eco-Friendly Feel
Add some recycled items to your home for an eco-friendly décor look.
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Container Made From Recycled Material
This container is a handcrafted fair-trade product from Vietnam, made with coiled paper from recycled magazines. It’ll brighten the décor in your home and perhaps even become a conversation piece with guests. Imagine creating your own conversation piece after taking a look at these items that are incredible for repurposing.
Bamboo is one of the most durable flooring options out there and is one of the most environmentally friendly features for a home. Bamboo doesn’t need pesticides to grow, and it grows quickly enough that bamboo forests can be replanted in a few years.
Recycled Glass Lamp
This lamp from Lamp Works is made from recycled glass. It features a natural burlap shade to create an eco-friendly décor piece that will fit into nearly every home.
Adopt a Few Houseplants
There’s nothing like a plant to add a peaceful green note to your rooms. As a bonus, they help recycle the carbon dioxide in the air and keep your house smelling better. If you aren’t really a plant person and aren’t sure where to begin, find a leafy plant that’s easy to take care of, such as a rubber tree, ficus, jade plant or another species that works for you. Earth tones will compliment leafy greens well.
Next time you see old window shutters at the resale shop, pick one up. Screw on some small baskets and use it as a seasonal decoration or to store items such as garlic, onions and potatoes in your pantry.
Broken Table Legs
This woodworker took some broken table legs, attached them to a slice of maple and created a small stool. The stool would be a great addition to a kitchen pantry where you may need help with hard-to-reach items, or as an extra side table in a den.
Sewing Machine Table
This DIYer took an old sewing cabinet, attached a shelf unit, covered the shelves with paper and painted it red. This furniture hack can now be used as a dining room hutch or extra storage in a kitchen.
Ladder Pot Rack
Storing pots and pans can be a challenge because they are bulky and take up a lot of space. Use an old ladder or even a wheel to hang pots from your kitchen ceiling.