5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Style Your Home

Console Table and Salters Oak Living Space

Creating an eco-friendly and sustainable home does not mean sacrificing style and comfort. In fact, incorporating eco-conscious choices into your interior design can maximise the beauty and functionality of your space while minimising your carbon footprint! From sustainably sourced furniture, to ethical accessories, there are a variety of beautiful ways to style your home in a way that’s both stylish and environmentally conscious.

Here are our top five eco-friendly ways to style your home:


1. Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Salters Oak Living Space


When it comes to styling your home sustainably, choosing furniture made from responsibly sourced materials is key. Look for pieces crafted from reclaimed wood, bamboo, or FSC-certified wood, which ensures that the wood comes from responsibly managed forests. These materials not only reduce the demand for new resources but also add a unique and rustic charm to your space. By investing in quality furniture that's made to last, you can create a home that's both environmentally friendly and beautiful.

Our collection of handmade furniture, for bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, home offices, dining rooms and kitchens, is all made in our UK workshop from sustainably sourced timber. Making your home a greener place, and offering so many stylish options when it comes to finding your home’s latest eco-friendly addition.


2. Quality & Timeless Designs

Derwent Console Table


When you're choosing furniture and décor for your home, going for classic designs ensures that you'll love them in the long run, rather than following fleeting trends. Neutral colours or tones from a natural palette work well, as they can easily complement different styles over time, making your furniture and décor more versatile. Hues like shades of beige, brown, grey, and white, work beautifully for introducing timeless tones to your home. Look for sturdy materials like solid wood or metal too, as they won’t need frequent replacing, and you'll reduce waste with a few staple items that stay in your home for years to come.

When you’re looking for quality pieces, checking if furniture has a guarantee is a great way of making sure you're purchasing quality. We’re so confident that our furniture will happily be part of your home for many years to come that we offer a 25-Year Guarantee. So, wherever you see our guarantee logo, you can be confident that you’re buying handmade furniture that’s made to an exceptionally high standard, and shows Mother Earth some love and kindness.


3. Ethically Sourced Accessories

Solid wood desk and accessories


Embracing ethical choices when it comes to home accessories is a wonderful way of adding eco-friendly accents to your home. If you're looking out for a range of eco-conscious home accessories, our Ethical Choices collection is the perfect place to look. From beautiful soft furnishings, to home décor, and fragrances, find finishing touches for every room in your home. Whether crafted from sustainably sourced or renewable materials, recycled resources, or natural, organic materials free from artificial additives, each item reflects our commitment to ethical sourcing.

You could add a touch of countryside charm to your home with a 100% pure new wool throw, woven in Wales, UK. This super soft and fluffy tartan throw is generously sized to drape over a double bed or the arm of a sofa, ready to snuggle under on cooler evenings. For a classic look that also cares for the environment, consider our best-selling ethically sourced design: this stunning neutral, classic herringbone wool throw. Find the perfect ethically sourced soft furnishings and accessories for your home today!


4. Environmental Home Staples

Grey Compost Bin


Alongside furniture made from responsibly sourced materials, and ethical accessories, there are some home staples that can make eco-friendly living even easier, along with top tips for styling these touches to perfection. We love this handy grey compost bucket - it's a stylish addition to your home composting routine, which is very easy to do. It's great for the planet, helping divert compostable waste from landfills, and it's brilliant for your garden! Here’s a white compost bucket, if you’re looking for a neutral composting option.

Reusable food containers are a super useful essential for the environmentally conscious home. They work well to replace plastics like cling film, providing a home for leftovers, snacks, and anything else time and time again. They're also perfect to take to a refill shop to save on packaging. Plus, when they're not in use, glass jars and pretty food storage make a chic addition to your kitchen shelves! Simply add vases, greenery, and indoor plants to your décor to improve air quality and add a touch of nature to your space. Ideal for styling up your countertops or shelf décor!


5. Thoughtful Lighting Choices

Neutral living space with an alcove with a black lantern in. Above the alcove is a solid wood mantel beam, and a mirror on the wall.
Image by our_wandsworth_home

When it comes to lighting, it’s important to choose the right bulbs for an eco-friendly home. Go for energy-efficient options that minimise electricity consumption, such as LED light bulbs, which use less energy than traditional bulbs and last much longer! Consider installing dimmer switches or smart lighting systems too, they'll allow you to adjust the brightness and ambiance of your space while reducing your carbon footprint.

One of our top styling tips is to make the most of natural light by strategically placing mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce light around the room. It’s a great hack for being mindful of your lighting choices, helping you reduce energy usage and create a more sustainable home environment!

By choosing furniture made from responsibly sourced materials, investing in timeless pieces, incorporating eco-friendly accessories, and making thoughtful lighting choices, you can create a home that's both stylish and environmentally conscious. Whether you're starting from the beginning, or looking to make small changes, there are lots of different ways you can style your home in a way that's good for the planet and beautiful for you.

Looking for more eco-friendly ways to style your home? Read our Guide to Being Sustainable at Home in 2024.

Sophie, Interior stylist at Funky Chunky Furniture discussing our wood options

Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

About Sophie