Furnishing Your Home with Sustainable Furniture and Decor

Written by Our Home


Posted on April 26 2024

Designing a home to be functional and stylish is commendable, but incorporating sustainability elevates home furnishing to a new level of responsibility and care. In recent years, the concept of sustainability at home has gained popularity leading many homeowners to seek eco-friendly furniture and sustainable decor as part of their commitment to a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Getting started on the journey of incorporating sustainable home goods begins with a thoughtful selection of furniture and home decor. To learn more, keep on reading.

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Benefits of Sustainable Home Decor and Furniture

Sustainable home decor and furniture made from recycled or renewable resources play a role in reducing the carbon footprint of households. For instance, furniture pieces made from reclaimed wood not only add a rustic charm but also help prevent deforestation, which accounts for 12 to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

Moreover, sustainable materials can also improve your living environment by regulating temperature and humidity. Simple changes such as opting for organic cotton or hemp upholstery promote healthier indoor air quality.

Investing in sustainable furniture may seem like a pricier option, but it leads to long-term savings. Consider a high-quality, sustainably sourced wooden dining table that lasts for generations, without the need for frequent replacements over time.

Practical Tips on Building a Sustainable Home

Practical Tips on Building a Sustainable Home

Now that we understand the benefits, let's dive into some practical tips on how you can build a sustainable home with OUR HOME:

     1. Use energy-efficient lighting 

One of the most straightforward ways to reduce your home's energy consumption is to switch to energy-efficient lighting. LED bulbs, for example, use significantly less electricity and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. 

Transition to LED lights and install new energy-efficient bulbs into your lighting fixtures such as desk, floor, and table lamps. OUR HOME’s collection of lighting fixtures will illuminate your home when equipped with LED lights.

Decorate living spaces with indoor plants

       2. Decorate living spaces with indoor plants

Bringing the outdoors inside adds a touch of natural beauty to your home and contributes to cleaner indoor air. Plants such as peace lilies, snake plants, and spider plants are excellent choices for natural air purification. 

They also serve as decorative elements, making your home feel more vibrant and inviting. To add more aesthetic appeal, use decorative vases to display your indoor greenery. Explore our range of table flower vases and pots including terracotta bowls and glass vases for all kinds of indoor plants you may have.

Opt for natural and organic fabrics

     3. Opt for natural and organic fabrics

Choose sustainable upholstery and bedding made from organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. These materials are free from toxic chemicals, making them a biodegradable and sustainable option for a more conscious bedroom.

Use bed linens made from the finest natural fibers like Egyptian cotton make an eco-friendly and guilt-free choice for those who want to splurge on high-quality bedroom essentials. Luckily, we now offer Lifestyle by Canadian’s sustainable luxury bed linen Tencel and Egyptian cotton collections.

Recycling and Upcycling

     4. Recycling and Upcycling 

Recycling and upcycling are core practices of sustainability. Set up a recycling station in your home and make a conscious effort to recycle materials like paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum. 

Additionally, consider upcycling old furniture or decor items made from repurposed materials. These eco-friendly decors will breathe new life into your interior spaces rather than sending them to the landfill.

     5. Conscious Furniture Selection 

Choose furniture and decor made from sustainable and long-lasting materials such as reclaimed wood, bamboo, or recycled metal. Sustainable home furniture in the Philippines is readily available to add a distinctive touch to your home. 

Let Our Home help you find the right sustainable home goods with our interior design consultation service. We’ll help you envision the green home you’ve been dreaming of. Discover the basics of space planning, plus our designer’s recommended furniture and decor for your spaces.

Creating a sustainable home is not just about making eco-friendly choices; it is also about making choices that improve your overall quality of life. Your home can be a haven that reflects your values and respects the environment. By making the right choices, you can create a space that is not only sustainable but also a representation of your commitment to a greener, brighter future.

Ready to take the first step towards a sustainable home? Shop at ourhome.ph or visit any of Our Home stores nationwide for more options. You may also get in touch with a personal shopper via Call to Deliver at 0917-8315260 to experience the beauty of sustainable living today.