Are you doing up your new home? Or revamping your old one? If you want to bring your home space alive while being mindful of the products you use at the same time, we’re here for the rescue. While the bigger things such as furniture and decor get decided quickly, it’s the smaller things like furnishings that take a backseat.
Here’s a list we put together for you: from upcycled products to sustainable products that scream aesthetics and utility.
For the rooms:
1. Katha Patchwork Bedspread
Made with upcycled denim, this gorgeous patchwork bedspread from Reimagined sports the indegenous kantha work while keeping used denims from our landfills. As compared to mass-produced and machine-made bedspreads, this one brings a unique look to your room while allowing you to consciously reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Pink Block Print Kalamkari Cushion Cover
This cushion cover from Kalamkari Design Studio is designed with an aim to restore and reinvent the fading Kalamkari art form. Moreover, the earthy design is hand-printed with traditional block-print motifs in vegetable dyes, and accented with strips of pink and saffron. It’s the perfect fit for a standard 16-inch cushion.
3. Crochet Curtain Tie
These curtain ties from Samoolam are a great way to add a burst of colour to your curtains while letting the sun in. Plus, a dainty piece of crochet handicraft amps up the home decor like no other. When you buy this product, you also help generate livelihood for the women at the grassroot levels in rural India.
For the living area:
4. Cotton Window Curtains
These off-white, airy cotton curtains are also from Samoolam, and add a dreamy, ethereal, boho-chic touch to your home without any effort. Accentuated with handmade, multi-coloured crochet detailing, they are sure to complement the contemporary decor of your living space.
5. Blue Table Runner
Again from Kalamkari Design Studio, these stunning runners are a must-have both for their utility and the aesthetic value they bring to a space.The pop of bright blue colour and the traditional Kalamkari motif on this table runner are enough to help your living room make an under-stated style statement.
6. Upcycled Newspaper Table Mats
These table mats form Act Paper Wings are handmade by the rural women artisans of Haryana. Made with intricately woven recycled paper, the final product has a flawless lacquer finish. They are both heat and water resistant, making them ideal for a permanent place on your dining table.
7. Natural Sisal Rug
Made with the purest sisal (a natural fibre) by NC John and Sons, this premium rug can instantly liven up your living area. It comes in exquisite brown and white stripes, and is extremely durable, eco-friendly (since they’re biodegradable), and easy to clean.
For the washroom:
8. Antimicrobial Bamboo Bath Towel
A product by Mush, these fluffy antimicrobial bath towels are made from carefully selected bamboo fibre. They’re super absorbent, antibacterial and anti-odour. The bamboo terry loops ensure these dry quickly and feel silky-soft against the skin. These are a must-have in your bathroom if you like all things luxurious!
9. Bamboo Toilet Roll
These tissues from BECO are made using unbleached natural bamboo fibre that is soft and gentle on the skin. Since they are made using only natural ingredients like bamboo, sugarcane, and corn that do not harm Mother Nature, these tissue rolls are highly sustainable as well. Plus, they bring an understated elegance to your washroom. Try them!
10. Modern Coconut Shell Soap Case
Made using recycled coconut shells, these soap cases from Kevin Art Gallery marry sustainability with utility. They’re gorgeous-looking soap cases, literally made from waste. They’re designed in a way so that the soap can drain water extra water, keeping them from turning soggy.
These products are bound to turn your house into a home without a doubt. And when you throw a house-warming party, be ready for heapfuls of praise on how you’ve done up your space!
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)