Home decor is something very personal that for a long time has been the result of souvenirs and objects we purchased or received from others over a lifetime. With the rise of home decor TV shows, mainstream home decor stores, and an overflow of manufactured products in the market, somehow we lost the deeper connection we had with objects that make our house unique. I believe that every object should have a story. However, in our society it seems more and more challenging to decorate our house this way.
In my quest to refine my home, I found that ethical home decor is a great way to consciously incorporate objects in my home that have a story and a tradition. My goal is to add some chicness to my interior with authentic luxury from beautifully handcrafted products. Since Indelust has been my number one online store for sustainable fashion, I once again checked them out for ethical home decor.
Ethical home decor really connects with me because it means more than buying an object. It’s learning about a traditional handcraft, the culture of a country and the story behind the craft. This way, my home doesn’t become an impersonal replica of a popular home decor store. With a touch of luxurious ethical home decor, make your home more chic and authentic.
5 ways to add chic to your interior with ethical home decor
Rose Gold Serving Bowl by Taamaa
We might not be able to decorate our entire house with ethical home décor, but we can certainly treat ourselves by adding some beautifully hand crafted objects. Here are 5 easy ways to add some luxe to your home with ethical and handcrafted decorations.
1. Minimal Animal Sculpture
An easy way to make your house chic is by keeping it minimal. Minimal can be with the colour palette of your house, but also with art objects like this beautiful minimal flamingo sculpture from ethically sourced brand Taamaa. A minimal animal sculpture can decorate a coffee table, an office desk or even a night table. This elegant rose gold flamingo from Taamaa checks all the boxes – attractive, unique, and ethical. The brand Taamaa not only creates unique metallic objects, it also supports 200 craft workers from India.
2. Something Metallic
Rose Gold Serving Bowl and Flamingo Sculpture by Taamaa
Gold, silver, rose gold,… Metallic home decor is just a must when you want to bring a touch of luxe to your home. Recently, rose gold has been everywhere and it’s one of my favourite metallic colours. To make my coiffeuse (dressing table) more sophisticated in an instant I added this rose gold serving bowl inspired by a lotus leaf. I use it to put my little jewelry in when the day is over.
This copper and nickel bowl is handcrafted by Taamaa, an ethical brand that is NEST approved.
See the story behind the product with this mini documentary about Taamaa.
3. A touch of light
I’m a big fan of candles, but mostly I love chic candleholders. Bringing a touch of light to your interior can be all you need to make it feel cozier. I love to dress up a dining table with a beautiful candleholder. They are very versatile pieces that can be used in any room and for any occasion. I chose this minimal t-light holder in aluminum with a wooden tray. I like the modern mix of wood with metal that it provides.
4. Artisanal Home Textile
Artisanal home textiles go so well with sleek, minimal objects. I believe it gives more authenticity and coziness. Artisanal home textiles can range from table linens, rugs, bed linens, bath linens, cushions, etc. They are very often the result of traditional crafts, like embroidery, textile weaving, and hand printing. I love to set a table with a mix of minimal objects and traditional textiles.
These table mats, napkins, and apron from Injiri lighten the room and bring a whole new dimension to the dining table. The designer behind the brand Injiri uses traditional Indian fabrics to create aesthetically beautiful products for your home. Based in Rajasthan India, her designs are inspired by folk culture.
Last but not least, cushions! What can be more elegant than an overflow of cushions. It just makes your home more welcoming and warmer. I totally adore cushion covers and I love to play with fabric and texture. These cushion covers from Abraham and Thakore directly draw from the rich heritage of Indian crafts. These embellished and hand embroidered cushion covers in neutral tones offer a minimal but modern touch.
This label is also reviewed by NEST for ethical sourcing and the designers’ work has been showcased in the main fashion capitals. From Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Abraham and Thakore is a label that shows how ethical and handcrafted products are the new luxe.
See story behind the products with this mini documentary about Abraham and Thakore.
These are 5 easy ways to add some chic to your home with conscious and ethical pieces. Not only are these home decor products UNIQUE, they also have a story and can be a conversation starter. It’s also very nice to feel that our purchase is participating in something bigger than ourselves. It’s helping communities live and keep handcraft heritage alive.
Have you already bought ethical home decor? If not, would you spend a little more to get ethical home decor for your house?
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