When you think of sustainable living, you’d likely think of lifestyle habits first – reducing waste, reusing products, and recycling materials. But your home can also be a part of your sustainable lifestyle! Here are some fuss-free ways to style your space with eco-friendly home décor.

Source for vintage or pre-loved items

Embrace sustainable living by giving pre-loved items a new lease of life by buying from second-hand stores or online platforms. Second-hand items can at times be more affordable, but you might also be able to get your hands on vintage, unique items that are no longer sold on the market. Check out how the owners of this 5-room flat filled their home with thrifted treasures.

Buy items that are sustainably sourced or made from reclaimed materials

If you’re buying new items, do some research to see if the item you’re eyeing are eco-friendly home décor, for example made from recycled materials. You can also check that the store you’re buying from is certified by international bodies like The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which signifies that the products are made using sustainable forestry practices.

Otherwise, consider eco-friendly home décor alternatives, such as opting for reclaimed materials.

Green your home with plants

Plant parents would need no plant-splaining about the benefits of greenery in homes. Indoor plants can act as natural air purifiers, while edibles can also help put food on the table, to complement sustainable living. Find out how home owners Daryl and Sarah incorporated plants in their hygge home.

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While plants are, well, green, there are still ways to be more conscious of how you buy and grow them. For example, to adhere to the theme of eco-friendly home décor, you could purchase plants from retailers that use less plastic in their packaging. Better yet, consider growing your plants from cuttings, which you might be able to source from gardening groups (also a fun way to make friends with other plant lovers!). You can also try to avoid plastic pots where possible, and reuse existing pots when you buy new plants for the home.

  • Wong Li Ying

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