Earth Day may have come and gone months ago, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't adopt a sustainable lifestyle on the reg. In fact, with the overwhelming amounts of stylish, under-the-radar, eco-friendly home decor picks out there, it's practically inexcusable not to go green within your humble abode. Plus, before you roll your eyes and tighten your grip on your wallet, know this—environmentally conscious doesn't have to equate to overtly unaffordable. Sure, organic picks may run a bit pricier than their standard counterparts, but you're making a positive investment for your home and the planet (make Mother Nature proud!).
To prove our point, we rounded up 13 eco-friendly home decor items that you can instantly incorporate into your living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen—you name it. Featuring furniture made with recycled materials from everyone's favorite build-it-yourself furniture superstore, Ikea, to ethically sourced, handwoven baskets available through Kaza, there's truly no shortage of readily available ecological finds to contribute to your interior design collection. Whether you're hunting for registry inspo or are merely a newlywed in search of some chic new furnishings, you've come to the right place. Happy eco-friendly home shopping, and may yours be the most sustainable on the block.
Coyuchi Crocheted Tassel Organic Pillow Cover
From eco-friendly textile company Coyuchi, each decorative couch accessory is created using 100 percent organic cotton of the highest quality. Choose from three different colors to perfectly match your living room scheme.
SHOP NOW: Coyuchi, $128
Stray & Wander Marin Hand Towel
Mother Nature will thank you for these ultra-absorbent dish towels, produced using 100 percent hand-loomed organic Turkish cotton. And, the more you wash them, the softer they get.
SHOP NOW: Stray & Wander, $22
Viva Terra Recycled Glass Balloon Vases
With a namesake that means "living earth," Viva Terra prioritizes both sustainability and integrity throughout its artisan-backed home goods collections. Take these quirky vases, for example, which are sourced from recycled glass.
Viva Terra, starting at $39
Boll & Branch Banded Duvet Cover
Boll & Branch's products are GOTS certified, meaning you can get a good night's sleep atop a duvet or sheet set that's met highly specific ecological and social standards. Bonus: this version was created using Fair Trade Certified cotton too.
SHOP NOW: Boll & Branch, starting at $225
Viva Terra Recycled Teak Tri-Fold Clothes Rack
Minimal, modern, and eco-friendly: Recycled teak, combined with leather hinges, makes for a sophisticated clothing rack in any corner of your home.
SHOP NOW: Viva Terra, was $598, now $418
Crate & Barrel Dottie Ottoman
Keep this in mind for your registry—Crate & Barrel abides by its own stringent set of eco-friendly and social initiatives when it comes to sourcing products. Each piece of metal from this sleek ottoman is made using 95 percent recycled materials, and the wood frame comes from certified Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) brands that recycle 100 percent of lumber waste.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, was $399, now $338
Ikea "Skogsta" Bench
Another registry and furniture saving grace, Ikea makes sustainability a top priority. Case in point: Aside from the fixtures, each component of this wood bench features 100 percent renewable material. The Swedish home brand has also set strict requirements for the wood in their products, with a goal to use only certified or recycled sources by 2020.
SHOP NOW: Ikea, $79
Crate & Barrel Regatta Natural Console-Bar-Work Station
Who knew bar storage had an eco-friendly alternative? Stationed indoors or out, this organizational structure features sustainably-sourced teak that's been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international nonprofit dedicated to responsible management of forests worldwide.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $1,099
Slash Objects Round Placemat in Royal
Arielle Assouline-Lichten, founder of Slash Objects, uses recycled, post-consumer rubber (from used car tires, for example) to create sustainable home goods. We're especially loving these chic rubber table accessories for a pop of color during mealtime.
SHOP NOW: Slash Objects, $32
Kazi Goods Sun + Natural Storage Basket
An extension of All Across Africa, Kazi provides jobs for African men and women in poverty, who handcraft unique baskets, vases, bowls, and more from local, renewable materials. A custom-made basket, woven with raffia plant and sweet grass, will lend chic storage to your living room or bathroom.
SHOP NOW: Kazi Goods, $70