Can Eco Friendly Décor Ever Look Good?


There is something of a perception that if a product is eco-friendly, it cannot be aesthetically pleasing. It’s understandable where this conclusion comes from. If someone were to tell you they had a natural fabric comforter, you would probably imagine a plain brown hemp piece of material. 

As wonderful and sustainable as the hemp fabric is, it’s tough to deny the fact that it isn’t the prettiest, nor the most comfortable option.
This association is probably why you would recoil from the idea of using natural, sustainable, eco-friendly products as part of the décor and furnishings in your home. No-one wants a brown sofa, after all. You may be surprised by just how good eco-friendly and naturally-sourced products can look, allowing you to do your bit for the environment and still have the stylish home you want. Here’s how to make this work for your home.
The Kitchen
  • Use glass rather than plastic for your drinking vessels. Unlike plastic, glass can be polished to a fine sparkle, meaning your dinner parties will always have an extra touch of elegance.
  • Bamboo and wood products make for great, sustainable chopping boards and will look far better than plastic varieties when displayed on countertops.
  • LED strip lights applied to the top of doors and counters can make a kitchen look both modern and cosy at the same time. LEDs are more energy efficient than other forms of lighting, so you’ll save the environment and money at the same time.
The Bedroom
  • 100% cotton makes for a great choice both in terms of comfort and the environment. Cotton is a breathable fabric, so it’s nicer to sleep on and is environmentally sustainable, especially when compared to man-made fibres.
  • Mattresses can be eco-friendly too!  As you can see, the mattress featured at is well-regarded in terms of both practicality and aesthetics and has plenty of eco-friendly credentials to boot.
  • Furniture made from reclaimed wood materials can give the room an earthy yet chic feel. One of the biggest benefits of reclaimed wood furniture is that it is usually entirely unique, so if you have tired of the same old options in stores, reclaim is a great way to obtain something truly different. 

The Bathroom

  • The biggest environmental concern in the bathroom is water usage. As shows, water wastage is a global concern, so the less you use the better. Low flow shower heads are indistinguishable from standard versions and can make a huge difference to the amount of water that you use on a daily basis.

  • Tank bags. A tank bag effectively reduces the size of your toilet cistern, meaning you use less water when flushing-- and it’s completely hidden from view too!
  • Ceramic or stainless steel for bathroom utensils such as the toothbrush mug looks so much better than plastic versions and are also better for the environment.
As the above products show that you can be eco-friendly and still get the glamorous, desirable home that you have always aspired to have.