Become an eco warrior in your home and get drastic against plastic.
Being aware of our impact on the environment is becoming more and more important in modern society. It's time to not only reduce your plastic use in your day-to-day consumption but now also in your home.
See some of our top tips to become more sustainable in your house by introducing eco-friendly yet stylish pieces to your interior design and see some of our favourite sustainable brands.
Swap plastic for glass
Most of our household produce from stores and supermarkets come wrapped in several layers of plastic packaging. However, the purchase of glass storage jars will help you take a huge leap towards sustainability whilst maintaining a stylish and aesthetic design in your room.
These Kinto dressing bottles are delicately simple and uniquely beautiful tableware, drinkware and interior accessories. Glass is reusable and sustainable, so seek out a delicious dressing recipe, ditch the dressings in the plastic bottles, and store yours in one (or several!) of these. Seek out zero waste stores that avoid packaging all together as an extra bonus.
Scrap the use of clingfilm to cover leftovers and add some stylish Kilner jars to your gift list instead. They create a fantastic feature in your kitchen and can store your food without the use of plastic.
It's a shame to not reclaim...
Looking to add new pieces of furniture to complete your perfect wedding gift list? MöA Design gives you the perfect opportunity to keep your house sustainable yet fashionable with their furniture pieces, crafted from wood and metal that has served its original purpose, but has been given a second life and re-crafted into bespoke pieces.
These pieces help you move towards a more eco-friendly home and provides unique pieces featuring original markings, scuffs and characterful scrapes from its original use. We love the industrial, rustic vibe it creates in the home and instantly adds style to a room.
Making sustainable attainable
If you can't escape the purchase of goods wrapped in plastic then make sure you're hot on your heels with recycling! The addition of a chic and stylish recycling bin can be a great addition to your kitchen whilst acting as a stark reminder to recycle your plastic. Some of our favourites are from Oxo, Simplehuman and Brabantia.
Sustainable bins don't just have to be used in the kitchen; Make your home more eco-friendly by replacing linen baskets and bedroom bins with chic wicker baskets. Artisanne supports the environment with products that are stylish additions to your home plus they support and fund local communities and villages in Senegal.
Their handwoven baskets are made by artisan women from villages near Thiès in Senegal and are simply beautiful.
We suggest Nest
Save energy with the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat. Not only does it feature a stylish and slender design, but you can control the temperature of your home using your phone when out and about.
After just one week's use, the Nest thermostat learns your preferences and not only adjusts the heating in the way you like, but goes into Eco mode when it senses you leave the house. So clever!