23 Sep Eco-Conscious Home Decor That Supports Sustainable Craftsmanship
The changing of seasons invites us to update our physical space and, as a result, our mindset. Welcome the cooler breezes and slower pace of fall with eco-conscious home decor built for sustainable comfort. Here are just a few of our must-have post-summer picks.
Grounding Rugs Handwoven by Indonesian Artisans
The beautiful hand-woven wood in this Indoor/ Outdoor Floor Rug and Indoor/ Outdoor Runner from Hip-O Modern Living creates the perfect grounding accent for any space. Hand-crafted using A-Grade reclaimed teak, this piece offers durable, functional style that is naturally weather-resistant and quick-drying. It is also low-profile (no stubbed toes!) and can be rolled up for easy storage. Additionally, each Hip-O Modern Living purchase directly supports the women artisans of Central Java, empowering them to uphold traditional hand-weaving methods while financially supporting their families.
Durable Pillows Designed According to Ancient Mayan Tradition
Surround yourself with the bold hues and handmade beauty of accent pillows from The Global Trunk. We love their Tzute Pouf ($210 large, $185 medium), repurposed from vintage Mayan clothing textiles. Made of machine-washable 100% cotton, each pouf offers durable comfort with pops of bright, handwoven color. The brand’s one-of-a-kind Mayan Heirloom Pillow collection ($96-136) features a variety of styles and sizes perfect for any couch, bed, or nesting space.
Each unique piece comes from indigenous artisans working according to traditional weaving methods used for centuries. The Global Trunk’s beautifully crafted selection shares with the world the culture and fashion of the Mayan people. The brand also represents rigorous fair trade standards, sustainable production measures, and female empowerment.
Accent Pieces That Celebrate the Spirit of American Craftsmanship
Update your entryway, living room, or bedroom with the uplifting, air-cleansing energy of live plants. This Wheel Thrown Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl ($205) from Jason Fox Ceramics is colorful, handmade, and it also makes the perfect home for an indoor succulent or Fiddle Leaf Fig.
If you’re looking for something a bit less hands-on, then throw a simple seasonal bouquet in this Wheel Thrown Hand Painted Porcelain Bud Vase ($70) for a bold burst of color. Whether its an understated Earth-toned ceramic or a vibrant conversation piece, each original Jason Fox creation captures the spirit of imagination and hand-made craft.
Next, find more eco-conscious home decor inspiration in our post on creating a healing space with plants. Then, check out our guide to crafting safer, all-natural indoor fall scents.