Eco-friendly furniture can be found in all sorts of places – you can seek out the latest sleek Eco-gadgets to deliver long term affordability to your home’s energy needs, or look for pre-loved furnishings in garage sales or auctions that will give your home a lived-and-loved personality, full of stories and character, as well as being fabulously green.
Create the perfect country look through the delicate draping of lace blinds and floral curtains at the window, or build a classic French character by carefully placing chic striped blinds and painted wooden shutters. Whatever you choose, remember to give your choice of window furnishings time, thought, and energy.
Be inspired by vintage looks and antique furnishings for your home. Search for rare, genuine, one-of-a-kind item that you wouldn’t be able to buy on the high street. But don’t pay for bad quality; always check that the item is in good condition unless you intend to repair it.
In country homes from days gone by, there used to be a mixture of chair designs around the dining table that was handed down by family or locally crafted gifts. And in the living spaces, snug handmade and upholstered armchairs nestled around the fire. Recreate this elegant and homey look with vintage and antique finds.
Antique mirrors are beautiful, first and foremost. You can find all sorts of styles in local vintage stores and in online antique boutiques, from classic French gilt to simple driftwood. Choose mirrors that reflect your personality, and make sure that they are an appropriate size for the room.