By Lily Corcoran
Check out our list below to see how to transform your bathroom into a sustainable haven that feels fresh, natural and clean. It’s easier than you think to kit your bathroom out with ethical alternatives that you’ll call on every day.
Storage and shelving
While thoughts might turn immediately to IKEA, buying cheap furniture for your home isn’t the be all and end all of redecorating. It’s important to consider how long these items will last, how sturdy they’ll be, who made them and where the materials came from.
Although price is a very necessary variable to consider, having good-quality furniture that will stand the test of time (and therefore won’t need to be replaced and create waste) is an important factor to think about in our purchases. This is all the more important for items like shelves and storage facilities which obviously need to be reliable and well-made!
I think we can all agree mirrors are a staple décor feature. Especially in the bathroom. There’s something special in choosing a well-crafted, sustainable mirror that you know will last you a lifetime. Just be careful when you hang it up!
Ensuring we try to source ethically made, sustainable pieces where possible is becoming increasingly important considering the climate crisis. However, small things like soap dishes might go under your radar. With the expansion of the sustainable homeware movement, more and more eco-conscious products are available, no matter how small they may seem!
While most bathroom decor at the moment is either plastic or metal, switching it up for something wooden restores a sense of old-fashioned simplicity and a return to the more natural. The unique oak bath mat and wooden bath bridge bring back that natural feeling to give a sustainable touch to your bathroom and offer an escape from the plastic.
We of course can’t forget about towels, and this organic cotton set from Tekla adds a fresh, cool feel. These towels are vegan and made from certified extra thick terry cotton fabric in Portugal, so they’re extra soft, smooth and strong.
Whether it’s a canvas you’re after, or a handspun tapestry, these sustainable brands have got your back. Having a pop of colour or a simple line drawing can instantly make your bathroom more chic and put-together. I’ll let the artwork speak for itself!
For a bit of added character, there are plenty of gorgeous wooden accessories to add a clean, sustainable feel to your bathroom. The metal details in the Nkuku products embody elegant Japanese designs, adding personality and style.
Well, there you have it: our selection of sustainable bathroom essentials to spark some inspiration for a seasonal makeover to leave your home feeling refreshed! We hope these bathroom must-haves help you strip it all back and make it sustainable.
Be sure to let us know if there’s anything here you’ve added to your home!
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