Want to start buying more sustainably but don’t know where to start? We’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve found a tonne of sustainable interior websites, selling items just as awesome as – if not more than – those available on the high street. So next time you decide to splash out on something new for your bedroom, perhaps spending birthday or Christmas money, or as a treat on payday, you can feel good knowing the items you have bought are fairly made and organic- at an even better quality than the average high street brand!
Candles are a perfect way to add décor, lighting and a beautiful scent to your room. Before lighting candles, get permission from your landlord- some landlords ban lit flames in case of fire hazard.
This gorgeous candle from the Greenshop is rose scented. It costs £11.5, but burns for over 30 hours- definitely worth the price!
The Ginger and Walnut candle from Little House in Town is made 100% from organic plant-based materials. The pot is made from recycled glass. Perfect for a cosy night of watching movies and upcycling your chest of drawers!
Looking for something a little different? For just £15.85, try Natural Collection’s ecover Lemontree Reed Diffuser. Not only is it completely safe to use- with minimal risk of catch on fire, unlike candles- the essential oils in it will positively impact on your physical and mental health. Made from renewable sources and no animal testing!
Cosy up your home with these soft, organic bundles of joy.
This cosy cushion is made from recycled wool. The price is £20 – cheap for something so eco-friendly!
Sustainable doesn’t have to be boring. This cat cushion from Natural Collection costs £24.45 (down from £34.95- bargain!). It is Fairtrade, made in India using traditional Indian appliquéd techniques.
Tell someone you love them in style. This gorgeous ‘love’ cushion was produced under fair-trade conditions in South Africa. It is made from 100% natural cotten and linen. And it can be yours for just £9.99- £20 off the original RRP.
OTHER BITS & BOBS
Candles and cushions haven’t quenched your interiors thirst? Here are some other décor items sure to spice up any room:
These stunning photo frames are hand crafted in India, Fairtrade and made from aluminium. They are designed in a variety of colours and cost £12.
These delightful under-the-sea tumblers from Green Glass are made from the bottom half of a green wine bottle! £8.50 for two tumblers.
Everyone needs a waste paper bin. And this essential bin from Green Tulip can be purchased for just £12.Comes in blue/ gold, pink/ gold and white/ gold. Ensure you recycle the paper in the bin when it is full.
by student blogger, Megan Cork